Handicap Bars / August 3, 2018 / Anna Manna
These are also installed in some of the nursing homes and hospitals to ensure the safety of the patients. These are installed on the walls of the restrooms to assist in the use of tub and toilet. It is also fixed near to wash basins. It is fixed tightly on the walls so that it is strong enough to hold the weight of the person temporarily. Most people who have the tendency to slip and fall in wet bathrooms should consider installing these grab bars. Moreover it is quite helpful as it can be used as a support to get in and out of the tub or shower without the fear of falling. Important Features and Benefits: There are many significant features that distinguish the grab bars from ordinary bars used in restrooms and other places.
There is nothing worse than installing a toilet grab bar around your toilets only to find out later that they werent supported properly. If youve ever went to grab onto a safety grab bar around a bathtub or a toilet only to find out that it pulled off the wall it probably wasnt secured properly. This isnt something that happens a lot in commercial properties hotels or new construction but if youre seriously considering installing grab bars around your toilets and bathtubs it wouldnt be a bad idea to make sure that they were installed correctly. I have seen these grab bars attached in so many different ways that create safety hazards for anyone who put enough pressure on them.
Most grab bars are not designed to take a persons full body weight. Installation of grab bars is easy if they have the suction cup base you just stick the suckers on. This type of grab bar is easy to remove and re-install in another area. Most grab bars are however made for screw fixing which makes them a more permanent fixture. Grab bars can be made of plastic or chrome and can fit with most bathroom colour schemes. More expensive grab bars that have the suction cup type base include a suction indicator to show if the product is attached correctly and a soft grip finish making them more comfortable to use. The price of grab bars ranges from a couple of dollars to upwards of $40 depending on the material it is made of and the added features that it includes. This estimate of cost does not include installation.