For those who require assistance standing up or moving around in the shower or tub, a shower standing handle can make the environment safer.
In a shower, when the floor is slippery and wet, you could be less likely to fall or slip if you have a handle to help with balance and to pull or push on to move around. These are beneficial tools for those with disabilities or senior citizens who are losing strength and balance.
How do I install shower standing handle?
These bars and handles should only be inserted into handles that stay in place. Suction-based handles are simple to comprehend. With the suction cup, all you need to do is create a seal, check to see that it’s tight, and you’re ready to go.
You need tools and at least a basic understanding of carpentry to create handles and bars that stay in place. Tools utilized may vary depending on the circumstance and include:
• Electric drill
• Stud detector
• Possibly a tool for cutting tiles
This is in addition to the mounting brackets and screws that are included with the handle.
Getting Help from an expert
It would be advisable to hire a handyman or contractor to install the standing handle for you if you are not excellent with your hands or don’t have the necessary tools.
Churches and other organizations may provide free assistance to the elderly with these types of tasks. The Area Agency on Aging where I worked recruited a handyman to assist low-income older persons with little home repair and improvement tasks before the program’s funding ran out.
To find out if your local Area Agency on Aging provides this important service or if they are aware of someone who does, you could contact them.
Make it perform yourself
The majority of weight limit standards are created utilizing SecureMounts or bars that have been mounted in studs. The rails won’t be able to support the weight they claim to be able to if they aren’t installed properly.
So, if you are installing the rail yourself, it is crucial that you pay close attention to the instructions. The majority of rails come complete with flanges, screws, and other installation necessities, but you should always check the tiny print because some do not.
To install a shower standing handle, you typically need to:
• find the wall’s studs
• indicating where to drill on the wall
• Prepare the stud where the handle will be installed by drilling holes in it.
• use a SecureMount (or similar mount)
• fasten the handle as instructed.
Comparison of Fixed vs. Removable Shower Handles
Here are two different styles of shower sanding handle that are available for purchase: one that can be removed and one that is fixed.
Because it can be utilized in a variety of ways, the detachable shower handle prevails. It can be easily replaced and transported on excursions. However, because it doesn’t support the body as well as the one that stays in place, the one that can be moved isn’t as secure. Therefore, it is unsafe for those who are overly heavy.
On the other hand, the fixed shower standing handle is more secure. If it’s not in the proper location once it’s set up, it can be challenging to move. The holes must be repaired after they are removed.
Related questions: FAQs
1. Do grab bars with suction work on tile?
Any smooth, hole-free surface can be used to install suction grab bars. This is true of materials like tile, glass, fiberglass, and some metals.
2. Which grab bar size is ideal for a shower?
To install a grab bar next to the toilet or on the shower wall, choose one that is 24 inches long. It must be at least 12 inches long if you intend to attach a second one to the same wall as the shower head wigs.
3. Is it safe to use our suction cup grab bars?
The shower standing handle is secure and may be placed anywhere there is space. For it to be effective, it must be fastened to wall studs, and it must be visible so that the user may grab it when necessary. You ought to consider both adults and children in order to get the most out of it. Here are the specifics on how to install bars in various bathroom areas.