Stainless steel material (type #301/304) is rust resistant, but not impervious to rusting. In most applications, stainless steel grab bars will not rust or stain even after many years of service.
However, if not properly cared for, stainless steel grab bars may slightly rust or stain over time, even though
If you want to prevent rust from forming on grab bars, be sure to prevent your grab bars from coming in contact with any of the following elements:
Grab bars require regular maintenance to keep the stainless steel clean and free of contaminants.
When installing grab bars, make sure you use stainless steel screws, and, more importantly, use silicone underneath and even on the screws to ensure the wall penetrations remain waterproof.
If you spot rust on your grab bars, it is important to remove it as soon as possible. Irreversible pitting will develop under rust that remains on stainless for any period of time. Follow these steps: