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Question DetailsAsked on 11/3/2013

How do I find someone to install grab bars in shower/bathtub?

I need grab bars installed in my mother's shower and bathtub. Also want a different type of shower installed (the kind with the bar that allows adjustable height of shower head). What kind of company does this? Need for Pasadena, TX.

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Thanks so much!

Answered 5 years ago by KielH

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Whether you use a handyman, plumber, or remodel contractor (I would suggest plumber for likely better quality - a remodel contractor is probably overkill for this 1-2 hour job) for this, make sure they use a stud finder to locate a true stud center to locate the grab bar in, and that the grab bar has a flexible or "soft" mounting washer (usually gray rubber) to reduce chance of cracking tile (if you have tile walls). It is vital to install the mounting screws or lag bolts in studs and they have to be centered, not just the wall, because otherwise it can pull out just when it is being used to stop a fall, and a fall by someone holding onto a grab bar or railing that pulls out is typically more dangerous than a fall where they are trying to catch themselves on the walls or doors or floor, because the hands are not breaking their fall, so commonly becomes a severe back or head injury.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD




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