If your safety railing is showing rust lines, downward from the flanges, where it is attached to the shower stall or bathtub wall, in the grout and down the tile or on the vial; this means the water is getting into the tube that the safety railing is made from and the tube has filled with water, is rusting on the inside, and the water is sitting in the tube. The problem here is the water is also sitting at the flange where the screws go through the wall holding the safety railing to the wall.
The water has 24 hours a day to find a way to get into the wall through the screw holes and rot the wall out from the back without you ever knowing. The damage will occur slowly through time and the only warning is a rust line.
I have found tubes literally full of water! The rail should be removed and resealed to stop the the water from getting in to the tube in the first place.
If you are experiencing a problem with the safety railings in your bathtub or shower please contact me and I will be happy to help!
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