Shower grab bars – Regardless of age, falling in the bathroom can be a terrible episode. The bathroom is usually a small room and the person who occupies it is in a tight spot with a potentially slippery floor tiles and bathtubs, toilets and countertops heavy fall where they may. Shower grab bars offer safety out of a bathtub, the toilet or just stop walking by the bathroom. These bars must meet the minimum requirements for thickness, length and strength of support. Must be installed in the right places and professionally reinforced walls to support a minimum weight limit.
- Use shower grab bars whose diameter outer minimum of 1 1/4 inches (3 cm) and a maximum of 2 inches (5.08 centimeters). Monte bars with a minimum clearance from the wall 4 inches (10.16 centimeters). The bars should not spin or twist in mounts. Buy the handles and frames in store for home improvements. Hire a professional carpenter to reinforce the walls where you will place the safety bars.
- Install a safety bar next to the toilet and one behind it. Must be parallel to the floor in a reinforced wall between 33-36 inches (83.82 to 91.44 centimeters) above the floor. Bar side wall 42 should have inches (106.68 cm) long and should be back bar 36 inches (91.44 cm) long. Handles mounted on the walls that were reinforced by a professional to support a weight of 250 pounds (113.39 kilograms). Hire a professional carpenter to reinforce the walls where you will place the safety bars.
- A safety bar placed in the bath of not less than 48 inches (121.92 cm) long, along the wall of 33 to 36 inches (83.82 to 91.44 inches) above the ground and parallel thereto. If the tub has a seat, installed two vertical bars 48 inches (121.92 centimeters) in the wall opposite the seat. A long bar positioned 12 inches (30.48 centimeters) in the wall behind the drain 33 to 36 inches (83.82 to 91.44 inches) above the ground and parallel to it. Handles mounted on the walls that were reinforced by a professional to support a weight of 250 pounds (113.39 kilograms).
4. A shower grab bars mounted parallel to the floor and 33-36 inches (83.82 to 91.44 centimeters) above the floor, on the wall that is next to the tub, to provide security to the person who leaves to take a bath.