Handicap Bars / August 5, 2018 / MillicentChaloux
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.
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.
Determining if you need a smooth or textured grip Identifying the length of the bar - these units can vary in length from 24" to up to 54" long. Consider looks and style -function is important - a stylish design combined with function is even better. Determine if you would prefer a healthier product- Some bars are made with Saniguard to reduce the risk of bacteria mold and mildew. Step 2 - Design in safety for new home or remodeling project - If youre building new or remodeling now is a fantastic time to plan for your future needs. When the project is in the rough framing stage add wood backing in places where you think you might need some type of support in the future.