One common complaint we hear from outside contractor’s roll in shower installations is that their shower rod constantly keeps falling down.
Most roll in showers require a shower curtain in order to be wheel chair accessible. This is because shower curtains can easily fold out of the way and help maximize space. One draw back to improperly installed shower curtains is that they can fall down.
This can be potentially dangerous, because most people are at their most vulnerable state for falls in the bathroom. They may be trying to exit their shower safely, when the shower rod falls down on them and causes another distraction and leading to a fall.
We have also seen issues where users don’t have grab bars installed, and instead try to grab onto the shower rod in the event of a fall, which usually does not hold up well, especially if it is not properly mounted.
This is why we always recommend having grab bars professionally installed at convenient locations, so that users have a grab point, instead of having to try and use the shower curtain.
Now back to the shower curtains, here is what we recommend for that pesky shower curtain that keeps falling down.
Permanent Shower Curtain Installation
A permanent, hard mounted shower curtain installation is always our number one recommendation. Every shower curtain rod we install is done in a fixed manner, bolted to the wall reducing risk of it falling down.
If the shower curtain falls down on a user, this can create a dangerous situation as they try to navigate out of a slippery shower.
Another issue with a shower curtain falling down in a roll in shower, is when it’s put back up. If the shower curtain is not hung up correctly and at the right height, it can cause water to splash and roll out of the recessed shower pan.
This is ultimately why a permanent shower curtain installation is always recommended.
Shower Curtain Rod Stay-Puts
Another, temporary option is to use shower rod stay-puts. These handy devices can be ordered on Amazon and installed relatively easy. They are simply mounted underneath your existing shower curtain rod, and help to keep it in place, and from falling down.
While this is a solution, we still believe that the permanent shower curtain rod installed by our team, at the proper height is the ultimate solution that we use in our roll in showers.