ADA Safety Grab Bars for Bathrooms
Handicap safety grab bars for showers and baths provide superior safety and comfort in the handicap accessible bath and shower in the metro Atlanta home. ADA grab bars now come in a variety of styles, colors and materials, and with features such as anti-bacterial coating, thick nylon bonded to aluminum, a peened finish for better grip — and much more. Grab bars for bathrooms are securely installed into walls, tubs, showers, and adjacent to the sink and toilet. Grab bar finishes include powder coated, stainless steel, brass, brushed aluminum and peened stainless steel.
Stationary grab bars are permanently mounted to the wall or floor. Fold-up grab bars rotate to pivot out of the way for greater convenience and safety, or fold away when support is not needed, providing clear floor space and avoiding tripping or crowding. Grab bar accessories are now widely available in colors and styles to coordinate all fixtures, such as handheld showerheads and wall-hung shower seat accessories.
Grab Bar Placement and Installation Techniques
Grab bar placement is determined by user preference, ADA regulations and manufacturers’ recommendations. Handicap safety grab bars for showers and baths in Atlanta should be secured directly to the wall system with Secure Mount Hardware, Solid Mount Hardware, or into wall studs on either side of the toilet and in the shower / bathing area. Wall reinforcement may be necessary to guarantee grab bar stability while users navigate the toilet and bathing areas. We have special pricing on grab bar installation in metro Atlanta.
Grab Bar Installation in Ceramic Tile, Slate, Drywall
According to Moen, SecureMount Hardware is easy and safe for any location. “Easy secure install, anywhere on the wall. Utilizing the principles of physics, the D-shaped SecureMount anchor is precision-engineered for optimal bracing behind the wall. Since no studs are necessary, installation is as easy as 1-2-3.” SecureMount Hardware meets all ADA requirements for safe grab bar hardware installation and maintenance. (SecureMount Image from dynamic-living.com) Special drill bits, and careful measuring will ensure a safe installation of your handicap safety grab bars for showers and baths in Atlanta.
SecureMount by Moen – Installation Video
Grab Bar Installation in Fiberglass Shower and Tub Enclosure
There are a variety of methods available to secure grab bars to wood studs, wood blocking, shower and bath walls, and drywall. Solid Mount Hardware is a very secure installation hardware specially designed to bridge the gap between a fiberglass shower wall and the wood stud. The fiberglass shower wall sets off the wood stud or blocking by .5 to 1.5 inches or more. Solid Mount hardware utilizes a long bolt and bracket to extend through the wall space to the stud. (Solid Mount Image from goldenhammerbath.com).
In-Home Assessment — If you are considering having handicap safety grab bars for showers and baths installed in your Atlanta home, please call Atlanta Home Modifications to set up an appointment for an In-Home Assessment. We will meet with you at your residence and discuss how we may assist you in solving particular safety or comfort challenges you or a loved one may be coping with in the bath or shower. We will consider multiple options, and user preference and determine the right ADA solutions for you in your home.
For a Free In-Home Assessment, call 770.880.3405, or send us an email using our contact form.
Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC assists in making buildings ADA compliant for the convenience of everyone. We install stationary and fold up grab bars for homes and offices, serving the following Georgia locations: Clarkston, Cleveland, Commerce, Stone Mountain, Conyers, Smyrna, Buckhead, Covington, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Lithonia, Cumming, Dacula, Dahlonega, Dalton, Decatur, Duluth, Fairburn, Fayetteville, Flowery Branch, Gwinnett, Forsyth, GA, Mableton, Marietta, Acworth, Alpharetta, Athens, Austell, Bogart, McDonough, Monroe, Gainesville, Newnan, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Rome, Roswell, Snellville, Stockbridge, Suwanee, Toccoa, Tucker, Warner Robins, Winder, Woodstock, Griffin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jonesboro, Kennesaw, Loganville, Buford, Canton, Carrollton; in Georgia.
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