Can I get grab bars installed
in my Sacramento shower?
There is a growing demand for the installation of grab bars in and around tubs and showers in Sacramento. Grab bars can be installed to help those that have difficulties getting in a tub or shower. Having something secure to hold on to while stepping into a tub can help to prevent injury in a slippery environment.
Important points to remember when installing grab bars in tubs and showers.
- Mount the grab bars at an appropriate height – check with your local building department for suggested heights.
- It is ideal to mount the bars to framing members of the wall – try to hit the studs.
- Keep the water inside – No matter what the walls are made of, you will be drilling several holes in the wall – apply a good quality caulking at each hole.
- Not everyone wants the grab bars installed – think about the next buyer. Can the bars be removed and be repaired easily?
The best time to prepare for the addition of grab bars is while the walls of the tub or shower have been removed. If you are doing a bathroom renovation involving new walls, this is the best time to add additional backing to secure the grab bars later.
If you a looking to install grab bars in the Sacramento area, consider contacting a qualified general contractor to help you with the improvement.
Tromler Construction is a qualified general contractor in Sacramento.
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