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Roll-in Shower Installation and Service Information

Roll-in shower installations are large projects that should be overseen by experienced general contractors and installed by experienced installers. They must take great care to ensure that water drains properly and does not leak from anywhere.

The frames surrounding the shower and floor must be prepared properly for the shower walls and shower pan. Experienced contractors and installers will know where to install the fixtures and the grab bars at the right height for anyone who will be using the shower. Grab bars and folding shower seats must also be anchored into the walls to properly support weight of all users.

roll-in shower installation with hand rails and shower bench
A contractor will ensure the shower has appropriate support for the pre-fabricated walls.

Roll-in Shower Maintenance
Refer to your owner’s manual for maintenance instructions and call your manufacturer’s authorized local dealer if you have any questions or concerns.

You may use non-abrasive liquid cleaners on the walls and floor. Scrubbing the walls and floor too hard can scratch and dull the finish. Do not use anything rougher than a soft-bristle toothbrush to gently scrub stains. Refer to your owner’s manual for more specific instructions before cleaning the shower for the first time.

Research local general contractors
Make sure you choose someone who has previous experience with installing roll-in showers or is knowledgeable in universal design. A local dealer may also recommend experienced general contractors and installers with whom they have worked in the past.

Shelves and ledges
Be sure to install some shelves or ledges that are accessible when you are in the shower on your wheelchair or on the shower seat.

Glass walls
Although some roll-in shower models allow for glass walls, only use them if the shower space is large. The opening needs to be larger enough for the wheelchair to enter. You must be able to turn your wheelchair in the shower without hitting any of the walls. If space is tight in the shower, a shower curtain may be more appropriate. Speak to a local dealer for recommendations.

Accessible shower with multiple hand rails and a glass wall
Some people opt for more customization with an accessible shower including glass walls.

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