Grab Rails / July 19, 2018 / Albertina Davide
Aging is an inevitable thing for all of us. In this unlikely process your health will deteriorate gradually your sense of equilibrium will fail your sight will eventually be blurry and every step you would make would be an unsure one. If you have an immediate family member experiencing this saddening fact of life it may be dangerous for him to be alone in using the bathroom unsupported. Besides the excessive moisture in your tiled floors will definitely be the cause for an accidental slip especially for your weak relative. How can you ensure the safety in your bathroom? Many families with aging members obtain bathroom grab bars to help support their elderly in the bathroom. Smedbo had been known as one of the leading providers of these safety features for your bathroom. If you are interested in having one you may want to consider them as an option.
Grabbing onto the bars helps people who have limited mobile abilities maintain their balance. Individuals with disabilities will require grab bars to be installed in their homes especially if they do not have someone to care for them throughout the day. The chances of falling or slipping while in the bathroom are always relatively high even with individuals who do not have limited mobile abilities. In the bathroom there is a lot of water supply. Each time someone washes their hands or takes a shower they might accidentally leave a few small puddles of water on the tile ultimately creating a hazard for anyone who enters.
This is an option to consider when necessary but the best way at all possible is use the studs as first choice. Many bars are installed at an angle to match up with the studs in addition to horizontal and vertical and still will allow versatility for the user. If you are in a remodel situation and have removed the old tub or shower and have the walls open then that would be the time to put in pre-placed 2x6 or 8 blocking between studs for exact placement of bars later just a little planning ahead for placement will make for proper safe installation when finishing the project. Just be sure to write down measurements in order to locate the blocks later for easier installation. So many repair and specialty items are now available to us than used to be with a little direction and the right tools you can also do this job yourself.