Grab bars are a vital component in helping to reduce the risk of slip and falls in a bathroom setting, but are also beneficial in other areas of the house. Another common place to install a grab bar is near the transitional steps from the garage into the home. The key is proper installation. For the best results, find a reliable licensed and insured contractor, preferably someone who specializes in the area of home safety products. Licensed contractors are held accountable for their work through the state, unlike someone who is not licensed.