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Suction Grab Bars / Suction Cup Shower Handle

Suction grab bars feature a powerful suction cup on each end by which the suction bar is attached to the wall. The suction cup design allows for easy installation and removal of the suction cup grab bars. Just flip down the release tabs to fasten the suction cup grab bar to the wall, and flip them up to remove. Read More...

Do you travel often and wish you were able to install a grab bar whenever you go to a different place? Now you can! Suction grab bars, which you can use to steady yourself with, can be easily installed, removed, and re-installed in another place whenever necessary. You can still get one now on AvaCare Medical at a great price!

Suction bars are most often used as suction cup shower handles, and placed in the bathroom on the wall of the shower or tub, but they can also be used in any other room of your home in place of a standard grab bar. They can be put up on any wall as long as it is flat and non-porous. Most often comprised of plastic, and many times featuring a textured surface around or on the bottom of the handle, these are designed to provide you with something sturdy to grip onto even when your hands are wet. 

Below you’ll find a chart that will fill you in on the pros and cons of suction grip bars, so that you can make an educated decision on whether or not it will provide you with what you need. 

Pros Cons

Tool-free installation

Can loosen over time

Quicker Installation

Can only be put up on flat & non-porous walls

Portable

Can’t be trusted to support full body weight

No holes in the wall

Handles sometimes fall off

When To Use Suction Grab Bars

Suction grab bars can be brought along while traveling since they can be installed on almost any wall, and are easy to put up and remove. They can also be used by a person with a mild, temporary injury such as a fracture who needs a bit of assistance in steadying himself but is still basically mobile. Suction cup grab bars should definitely not be used as the preferred choice for a permanent, long-term grab bars for an individual with limited mobility since they can’t be relied on to support one’s full body weight, and may unexpectedly come loose. If one requires heavy duty suction grab bars or a grab bar for long-term use, there are many other options of grab bars for elderly or disabled individuals that would be safer and more reliable. 

If you are renting an apartment for short-term, you may want to use suction bathroom grab bars so that you can take it with you to your next apartment. If you have a long-term lease, keep in mind that law requires your landlord to allow you to put up grab bars. 

Guide to Choosing Suction Cup Grab Bars

Choosing suction cup grab bars isn’t complicated at all once you’re aware of what to look for. Once you’ve read this informative guide, you can browse our site to find the best suction grab bars that work for your needs. Alternatively, you can call us at 1.877.813.7799 and we’ll help you find a suction cup shower rail or grab bar that meets your specifications. 

Before you choose suction cup hand rails, just make sure that the wall you plan on putting it on is smooth so that the suction will be completely sealed. Textured tiles are not an ideal surface for putting up a suction cup bar, and neither is a wall with very small tiles (even 4 inch tiles can be too small). Bathroom suction grab bars should never be put up on a carpeted wall. A wall with big tiles is okay as long as you make sure that no part of either suction cup is atop the grout area between the tiles at all. Each suction cup needs to be fully on one tile. 

Handle Size

Especially if you have hands that are smaller or larger than usual, be sure to find out the size of the handle so that you can ensure you’ll be able to get a good grip on the suction safety bar. 

Space Between Handle & Wall

If you have small hands, you won’t have as much to worry about, but anyone with hands that are regular or bigger than average should be sure to ascertain that the suction bar will have enough room between the handle and the wall to fit your hand in comfortably in between. 

Suction Grab Bar Size

Suction grab bars range between 11.5 and 24 inches. Longer suction cup bath handles are usually a better choice when possible, unless the space is too tight to put a longer one in.

Best Rated Suction Grab Bars

The following are 2 of the best rated suction grab bars for showers. These are actually the most popular suction safety bars for showers from those available on AvaCare Medical. 

Drive Suction Cup Grab Bar

The Drive Suction Cup Grab Bar is a suction cup shower bar that is easy to install and remove. It is a dual rotating suction shower handle, and can be adjusted at various angles. The large suction cups on these Drive Grab Bars provide a powerful hold, and are possibly the strongest suction cup bars to be found. There is a color indicator which warns when the suction bar needs to be reaffixed. Like all other suction cup grab bars for showers, the Drive Medical Suction Cup Grab Bar is designed for use on a flat non-porous surface, and not over grout lines. 

Healthsmart Suction Cup Grab Bar

The Healthsmart Suction Cup Grab Bar features levers which facilitate quick and easy installation and removal. There is a color indicator which changes from red to green to show when the suction shower bar is firmly attached to the wall and safe to depend on. This suction cup shower bar is available in both chrome and sand; you can choose the suction grab bar that will match your bathroom better.

Whether you’re looking for suction shower handles or suction bath handles, you can browse our selection of quality shower grab bars, suction or otherwise, in different shades and sizes on AvaCare Medical now. 



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Justice.gov. (2019). U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development. Accessed from: https://www.justice.gov/crt/us-department-housing-and-urban-development