Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sarasota Grab Bar Installations

Sarasota Grab Bar Installation - Sarasota Grab Bars   Mr. Grab Bar is pleased to now offer grab bar installation services and wide array of bathroom grab bars to customers in Sarasota, Florida. People of all ages who are concerned about bath safety can quickly and easily get their bathroom modified to enhance their security in what is often considered one of the most dangerous places in one's home. An unexpected fall can have devastating consequences. Mr. Grab Bar - Sarasota can be reached at 941-404-6576 or visit Sarasota Grab Bars
Sarasota Grab Bar Installation Services
Sarasota Grab Bars and Grab Bar Installation Services

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Grab Bars - Boca Raton Grab Bar Installation Services

Boca Raton Grab Bars  Mr. Grab Bar now offers bathroom grab bars and grab bar installation services to customers in Boca Raton, Florida. People of all ages who are concerned about bath safety can quickly and easily get their bathroom modified to enhance their security in what is often considered one of the most dangerous places in one's home. An unexpected fall can have devastating consequences. Mr. Grab Bar - Boca Raton can be reached at 561-962-0248 or visit Boca Raton Grab Bars.
Boca Raton Grab Bar Installation Services
Boca Raton Grab Bars and Grab Bar Installation Services

Coconut Creek Grab Bars and Grab Bar Installation Services

Mr. Grab Bar now offers bathroom grab bars and grab bar installation services to customers in Coconut Creek , Florida. People of all ages who are concerned about bath safety can quickly and easily get their bathroom modified to enhance their security in what is often considered one of the most dangerous places in one's home. An unexpected fall can have devastating consequences. Mr. Grab Bar - Coconut Creek can be reached at 561-962-0248 or visit Coconut Creek Grab Bars.
Coconut Creek Grab Bar Installation Services
Coconut Creek Grab Bars and Grab Bar Installation Services

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Grab Bar Installation and Metal Studs

How does one install a grab bar into metal studs? this is a question frequently asked of me by home owners and handymen alike. What I often do is insert a Toggler Snaptoggle right into the metal stud. after locating the metal stud with a studfinder, I drill a pilot hole, probe it with a short metal wire, and then expand the opening with a half inch bit once I am sure there are no obstacles with in the metal stud. I prefer to use carbide glass and tile bits to drill into the stud since they cut quickly and smoothly. With certain grab bars, it is necessary to trim some of the plastic on the snap toggle so that it does not protrude out from under the flange of the grab bar.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Anti-Slip Flooring


Interlocking Anti-Slip Tile  - While the uses for interlocking tiles are many, Mr. Grab Bar ® recommends the use of these two products in walk-in showers to minimize the likelihood of falls:



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1 .Dri-Dek ® . Dri-Dek ® tiles snap together to form a perfect wall to wall bath mat. Once assembled the "mat" can be easily picked up to clean the floor underneath, and put back in the original positions. No more bath mats that move around on the shower floor!



2. Duragrid ®  - DuraGrid® interlocking floor tiles simply ‘snap’ together to create virtually any size free-draining, slip resistant surface. No Tools!DuraGrid® is manufactured with Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agents to ensure a clean and healthy surface environment.DuraGrid® is the ideal solution for unsightly and cracked surfaces. Provides a cosmetically appealing ‘cushioned’ surface, available in 5 colors.










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Friday, March 22, 2013

Chrome and Brass Grab Bars







Chrome and Brass Grab Bars are frequently requested by our customers to match their pre-existing Moen Monticello faucets and Moen Decorator Bath bath  accessories which are characterized by the combination of Chrome with accented Brass finish. The Moen Chrome-Brass Decorator grab bars are offered in 12,18, 24, 30 and 36 inch lengths and come packed with interchangeable chrome and polished brass accent rings. These bars are available in a 1-1/4 inch diameter and are ADA compliant.


Monday, March 11, 2013

Grab Bar Installations in Bradenton and Sarasota Now Available!

MARCH 11- 2013   Mr. Grab Bar continues to expand - Mr. Grab Bar, the original grab bar installation company is now offering grab bar installation services in Bradenton as well as Sarasota and surrounding areas. A simple phone call is all that is needed to get product and service provided quickly and professionally!

CALL TODAY (941) 404-6576
Mr. Grab Bar was created in 1998 by a licensed Physical Therapist who recognized the need for a service providing home and bath safety products and installations for our growing senior population.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bathroom Grab Bars - An Important Home Modification At Any Age

Bathroom Grab Bars - Not Just For Seniors
One does not have to be a senior or disabled to benefit from the addition of bathroom grab bars to your home. A devastating fall in the shower, and the sequence of events which often follow can affect people of all ages. The addition of bathroom grab bars to your shower or tub enclosure can make a world of difference in terms of security and independence. An unexpected fall can happen when it is least expected, especially in an environment such as the bathroom, where a wet tiled floor surface is typical. Every precaution that one can take to prevent a sudden slip or fall is of the utmost importance .


Bathroom Grab Bars Should Be Installed Strategically
Bathroom grab bars are most commonly located in the shower and next to the toilet or commode for both safety and assistance. It is becoming increasingly common to find grab bars (sometimes in very decorative or multifunctional styles) used in place of towel bars positioned in strategic locations throughout the washroom. In the past I have often removed existing towel bars and replaced them with decorative bathroom grab bars in finishes which would coordinate with the existing bathroom accessories. This would providing a non-obtrusive look but at the same time greatly increase the level of security within the bathroom. A conventional towel bar which is typically weak and inadequately anchored is in my opinion an invitation to disaster. It is the most likely place for one to grab for support or assistance when it is suddenly required, and it is also very likely to fail with the application of only a minimal level of force applied.

Bathroom Grab Bars - important at any age
I have frequently installed bathroom grab bars just outside the shower or tub threshold to assist with entrance into or exit out of the bathing area. There are many different types of bathroom, bath and shower configurations. Each configuration should be carefully assessed to determine the most suitable locations for bathroom grab bars with consideration made to factors such as anchoring possibilities, wall space available, functionality of the bathroom grab bar in terms of their purpose and most likely mode of usage.

I personally advocate installing as many bathroom grab rails as necessary to make the bathroom safe, especially when the washroom floor is tiled and likely to get wet and even more so when the situation is such that factors such as limited balance, strength and visual acuity come into play. It is all too common for one to try and get by with as little as possible only to soon realize that too little can soon equate to too late when it comes to the elements of bathroom safety and fall prevention. My philospophy has always been that if you are going to do it, do it right.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Grab Bar Installation Tip 3 - Probing The Wall

After drilling out the initial holes in your substrate in preparation for the attachment of the grab bar on the wall, it is wise to gently probe into the hole with a short rigid wire to assess the amount of depth available, potential obstacles, and by listening and feeling - the presence of metal studs, ducts, pipes and etc. Important - stay away from electrical panels, outlets and etc. These can usually be identified on the opposite side of the wall prior to deciding on the location for the installation of grab bars.
I usually bend back the end of the metal wire and flatten it against the remaining portion of the wire which then allows me to assess the wall thickness as well. The information on wall thickness, depth and obstacles help me make a decision with regards to anchoring method and screw length.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Grab Bar Installation Tip 2 - Keep Your Drill Bits Fresh

Installing grab bars on tile walls require drilling a series of holes frequently  through ceramic tile, porcelain or marble.  When drilling through tile it is important to use relatively fresh tile bits to make the work go much easier and even more importantly to maintain the proper hole size so that wall anchors, when necessary fit properly without too much pressure as would often be the case with a hole that is too small. One should always inspect drill bits prior to usage and closely monitor the fit of the wall anchors.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Designer Ultima Curl Grip Bars In 3 New Sizes Slated For Launch In January

There a three new sizes of Moen Designer Ultima Curl Grip Grab Bars set to be made available in January 2012. Thes Curl Grip Grab Bars in all three finishes {Bronze, Chrome and Brushed Nickel] will now also be offered in 12, 18 and 24 inch lengths. Mr. Grab Bar will soon start taking advance orders of these new products in the next few weeks.


Visit www.mrgrabbar.com to keep posted on the availability of these new grab bars as soon as more information becomes available.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Grab Bar Installation Tip 1 - Dealing With Dust!

Once I have completed marking out the wall (and scoring the tile when applicable), I prepare to drill a series of holes for anchor insertion corresponding to the locations I have selected for the grab bars I will be installing. I always have a good quality shop vacuum with preferably a fine filtration system with me as I drill. One should use a long enough hose so that the vacuum blower is sufficiently distanced so as not to stir up any additional dust. I keep the nozzle close to my work as I drill so that the dust is dealt with as it is created, not after the job is complete and dust has made its way throughout the room and has been ground into the grout etc.  It is much easier to take care of the dust early on so that time is not wasted washing the shower floor and wiping down the mirrors and cabinets. My customers are amazed and very appreciative of this very simple act of efficiency and consideration.
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