“You could be cleaning your tub in your kitchen or shower and there’s water all over the place,” said Scott, who has spent the last three years working with his son, who is 15.
“It’s pretty alarming, but we’re going to do everything we can to make it better.”
He also suggested that people with a compromised body could use “bathtub locks,” which he said are “the same kind of thing” as a “bath tub sliding door.”
Scott’s team, which has already tested the new locks, hopes to expand the product to the homes of about 20,000 people in the U.S. and Canada by the end of this year.
For the time being, Scott and his team are using the technology to help their clients.
“You don’t want to have your water shut off in the middle of the night,” Scott said.
“We’ve actually seen a drop in water pressure, which is something that’s really important to have in your home.”
In addition to the bathtub locking, the team has also developed a product called the “trench hose,” which uses a series of small holes to help prevent water from leaking into the bathroom.
The device uses water to spray down a pipe that carries water to the sink.
“The trench hose is not for your bathroom,” Scott added.
“But if your house is in a water-tight unit, that’s a lot of water that could leak in.”
For his son who is now 11 years old, Scott said the locks are a great way to protect him from water leaks in the future.
“I really like it because it’s like, ‘Dad, you can get rid of it,’ ” he said.
If the water leaks into the shower, it’s much less likely to happen.
For Scott, it will be even easier to keep his son and his friends safe from water contamination.
“If he’s in the shower and he comes out with a little splash, it’ll probably come out,” Scott explained.
“And then he’ll get a little bit of water in his face and he’ll just wipe it off.
But we don’t even know what that water is going to be.”