Grab Bar Installation Costs and Other FAQs

Mom (Dad) fell in the shower; what should we do?

Hoping that the incident was minor, we suggest that you first go through our Grab Bar FAQ’s below to determine what may be applicable. If so, please contact us for a free over-the phone consultation.

What's the cost of a grab bar installation?

Since there are many variables in answering this question, we’ve put together a cost schedule to help you estimate our prices. When you compare our costs with our competitors, you’ll find that we’re not charging you "an arm and a leg."

LaborPer hr.
• Initial trip & first hour of consultation & labor$1291
• Hourly rate beyond the first hour (billed in ½ hr. increments)$60
1FYI two bars installed into ceramic tile with no complications takes ~ 1 hr. 
Grab/Assist BarsPer Bar
• 18" Moen grab bar with concealed screw cap (peened finish)$45
• 24" Moen grab bar with concealed screw cap (peened finish)$49
• 9"  assist bar (white)$29
AddersPer Bar
• Drywall & wood (standard)$0
• Ceramic & steel tile, marble, cinder block, lath and wet cuts$25
• Fiberglass surrounds (requiring special mounts)$49
• Client-supplied safety bars (for use outside FG surrounds)$19
• One-way mileage beyond 20 miles of Mentor, OH$1.00/mi.

Prices subject to change

FAQs Regarding Grab Bars

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The obvious home area for a grab bar is the bathroom. Here they can assist tub/shower entry and egress, as well as for sitting and standing activities. The next area (when available) is a wall surface adjacent to a toilet. Third is the inside doorjamb areas leading in and out of the home. Lastly, grab bars can sometimes serve as handrails where one or two steps are involved.

We realize however, that every homeowner has their own needs, so we work with them to determine areas of their home where a safety may help them. The location, height and size of each safety bar is tailored to their specific need and ability.

Our Moen Secure Mount grab bars use an ADA patented mount. These mounts are compatible with most fiberglass tub and shower surrounds found in today’s newer-style homes. When mounted onto 1/8” fiberglass walls, each mount provides 250 lbs. of support.

Besides drywall, grab bars can usually be mounted into most home surfaces such as ceramic and porcelain tile, marble, one-piece tub-shower surrounds and cinder block. We cannot however, mount onto glass doors or glass blocks.

Our 1-¼” diameter Moen grab bars have a 500 lb. ADA rating. When it comes to placement however, we work with the client to see where they are needed. We do this by observing how they enter, exit or navigate various areas of their home. While we may not be occupational therapists, we do have over 15 years of “field experience.”

No. Suction style safety grips are not a permanent solution. Oftentimes the surface to which they are applied onto is never smooth enough to hold their suction, so they become unsafe and need to be reapplied. They also have been know to pull off tile. However, they may be a temporary solution when traveling or visiting a friend or family member’s residence.

My father has been installing grab bars in senior living facilities and private homes since 2005. While we’re not occupational therapists, we work with the client to determine both their abilities and limitations in performing home navigation or hygiene tasks. If we have a product that may help (or know of solution we don’t provide), we’ll often discuss it and advise you where to find it.

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 For a no-hassle estimate, please call Jim at 440-667-8827.