Manitowoc Grab Bar & Safety Rail Installation Specialists
Affordable Home Safety Updates for the elderly & individuals with disabilities
Sonnenburg Builders installs safety rails and grab bars for a very reasonable cost in homes throughout Manitowoc County.
We’ll help you make your bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, stairways and whole home safe and accessible for every member of your household.
We’ll install handrails, grab bars or stability poles at the precise location and height you need. Check out some of our newly installed safety and grab bars and contact us to schedule installation service or get a free quote.
Grab bars for the bathroom
At-home slip and falls occur most often in the bathroom. Non-slip flooring helps but isn’t enough to prevent most accidents. Safety rails and grab bars can be strategically installed to ensure support and stability and maintain privacy and independence in the bathroom.
Installing grab bars in the bathroom is Sonnenburg Builders area of expertise. With over 30 years of experience remodeling bathrooms, the majority of the jobs we’ve done have required safety rails and/or grab bar installations.
Grab bars in the shower & bathtub
Safety bar placement in the shower provides stability when standing and helps with transition from sitting to standing from a shower seat or bench. Our professionals can quickly install secure grab bars anywhere in your shower.
We can also place safety rails on the wall outside the tub for help getting in and out of the tub or shower.
Improving shower and bathroom safety
We also provide bathroom remodeling for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Our experience and range of services related to age-in-place remodeling is unmatched, and we’re proud to offer affordable walk-in shower systems to Manitowoc homeowners.
Don’t take any risks with your physical well-being or sacrifice your independence. A single fall could take away your ability to live at home self-sufficiently.
Grab bars and safety rails by the toilet
Toilets weren’t designed for those who experience mobility issues. Toilets are often positioned low to the ground making it difficult to sit and stand easily.
Safety bars installed next to a toilet will help make access easier for those who have complications. We can install flip-up safety rails easily kept out of the way when not needed.
Grab bars and handrails by the stairs
Having a secure safety rail to hold onto can make all the difference in getting safely around your home. For anyone struggling with balance or mobility issues we recommend having hand rails professionally installed along all interior and exterior stairs, even if it’s only a couple of steps.
Grab bars for doorways
Installing grab bars near doorways is a detail most people don’t think about but one we highly recommend. We can install strong and low-profile grab bars to make it easier to lock or unlock a door, get through doorways and pause to turn on the lights. Sonnenburg Builders brings senior home safety right to your doorstep!
Correct placement and height of grab bars
Whether you need grab bars to comply with ADA accessibility guidelines or a safety rail installed at just the right height for a member of your household, Sonnenburg Builders is perfect for the job. We offer full service remodeling and cost-effective handyman-home repair and remodeling services throughout Manitowoc County.
Not Recommended: Grab bars with suction cups
You’re only as safe as the mounting of your grab bars.
When a slip or loss of balance occurs, you need a bar firmly anchored to the wall, not stuck on with a suction cup – safety grab bars and rails installed by Sonnenburg remain firmly attached to help protect against injuries from slip and fall accidents.
Products promising instant secure installation without drilling should be avoided. Many of them only promise “stability” and reading the fine print reveals they are not intended to support full body weight.
Many low-priced “easy install” safety grab bars give the illusion of safety without actually improving the security of seniors or the disabled who need reliable home safety aids. There are no shortcuts to safety, but safety grab bars do offer a substantial improvement in senior home safety when done right.
Sonnenburg Builders has experience making the bathroom, kitchen, and all areas of the home safer and more accessible. We install safety grab bars and rails you can depend on.
Bathroom Safety Grab Bars for the Elderly
Sonnenburg Builders provides high quality safety bars and grab rails for seniors still living at home. You can maintain your independence with a safety rail or grab bar beside the toilet or inside a fiberglass shower. Never compromise on your own safety – check out our Manitowoc, WI showroom today for different styles and designs of handrails for own home. We can securely install any style of grab bar or safety rail you need, including L-shaped safety bars, and designs to complement the look of your bathroom.
Bathroom Grab Rails for the Disabled
Permanent or long-term disabilities should never have to limit your life – with Sonnenburg Builders, you can have the freedom to use your own bathroom without any hassle. High quality safety or grab bars can be installed in your bathroom for ease of use, and you will be able to maintain your independence without compromising your health or safety. Check out some of our home remodeling projects to see how you want your handrails installed in your newly renovated bathroom.
Safety bars for the home are crucial under various circumstances. Handicap disabilities are one of the main reasons why homeowners install safety bars. Depending on a resident’s level of mobility, a safety bar can help one be independent in the privacy of their own home, especially in the bathroom where independency may matter the most.
Knowing When It’s Time to Install Senior Home Safety Aids
Aging can bring los of coordination, flexibility, and balance. Along with aging eyesight and chronic conditions such as diabetes or arthritis, it’s no wonder falls are the leading cause of injuries for adults over 65 in America.
Slip and fall accidents in the home can result in broken hips, wrists and head injuries. even if falling doesn’t cause serious injury, it can cause an older adult or disabled person with limited mobility to become fearful or anxious when moving about their own home.
Proper installation of well placed safety rails and grab bars helps elderly residence improve mental and physical well being by helping them maintain independence safely.The best time to install safety grab bars in the home is before a fall happens. If you or a loved one have any concerns about balance, dizziness, or falling, call Sonnenburg Builders to discuss professional safety rail and grab bar installation in key areas of the home.
Signs it’s time to install safety grab bars:
- A cane or walker is used when walking
- Holding on to furniture or bracing a hand against the wall
- Difficulty getting up from a chair or bed
- Physical therapy has been recommended to improve balance or gait
- Noticeable side effects from medicine affect balance
Don't take chances with the safety of you or a loved one. Grab bars installed with anchors for a non-stud mount provide the appearance of safety, but you need safety equipment you can rely on in crucial moments. Call the safety rail company, Sheboygan, Kiel, Two Rivers, Mishicot and all of Manitowoc trust to do the job right, whether it's safety bar installation or building a new home from the ground up.
Preventing Slips and Falls in the Home
In addition to installing safety grab bars, there are other simple steps you can take to improve senior home safety:
- Remodel your shower for improved accessibility
- Replace rugs and deep carpeting with flat carpeting and non-slip flooring
- Keep electric cords and extensions tucked out of the way
- Make light switches and outlets easy to reach
- Ensure all steps and stairways are in good repair with secure rails
- Provide even lighting throughout the home and reduce glare
Sonnenburg Builders can help improve kitchen safety and reduce risk of accidents throughout the home with safety grab bar installation, remodeling, and tasks such as relocating outlets and switches easily done by a qualified contractor.