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Whenever she steps into a bathroom for the first time, home inspector Welmoed Sisson has two things on her mind: safety and water.

As a certified home inspector in Maryland, Sisson is trained to think in terms of the worst-case scenario, so it makes sense that these are her overarching concerns, and they often go hand in hand.  That’s because bathrooms tend to fall on the more dangerous side of the safety spectrum, Sisson says, pointing out that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention even studied the issue. (Analyzing data from 2008, the CDC found that emergency department doctors treated 234,094 non-fatal injuries that occurred in the bathroom.)