While all public restrooms are required to provide handicap plumbing, it is a matter of personal choice in yours or a loved one’s home. Handicap plumbing provides extra safety, and assistance in the bathroom for those with mobility issues. It includes comfort height toilets, hands free or easy use faucets, non-slip flooring, zero lip showers, grab bars, step-in tubs and handheld shower heads. If you need plumbing installation, contact a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumber in Sugar Land today.
The Handicapped Toilet
A handicapped toilet is designed for easy access for those in a wheelchair, generally 16-18 inches in height. This is an extra 2 to 4 inches in height facilitating users to get on and off the toilet with less bending required. It also facilitates use for those who are still mobile, but have difficulty getting on and off the toilet. Handicapped toilets are designed according to the guidelines established by the Americans Disabilities Act.
Whatever your need, modern plumbing offers a solution. For example, those who have difficulty walking, or are confined to a wheelchair will find the use of a zero lip shower to be beneficial. Zero lip showers have no step over, making it easy to walk in or to push a shower chair in the shower. Furthermore, when combined with no slip tile it makes a fall less likely, and pushing a shower chair in a snap. It is also recommended to install a handheld shower head for an easier shower, especially for those confined to a shower chair. A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumber in Sugar Land can provide plumbing hookups, faucet and showerhead installation for you.
Roll under sinks are ideal for persons confined to a wheelchair. As with other handicapped plumbing conveniences, it means your loved one can enjoy being independent for a longer time. A roll under sink is designed for the wheelchair to roll under the counter, and is provided at a height convenient for use. A Ben Franklin plumber in Sugar Land can provide the drain and faucet installation you require.
Grab bars enables those with mobility and weakness to raise themselves from the toilet, tub and assist with safety outside the shower.
The aged often have range of motion and strength issues in their hands due to arthritis and nerve damage. Faucets with a single lever may provide a solution, and a touch faucet or hands free faucet is a potential solution for those with severe difficulty in using their hands.
A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Sugar Land has the knowledge required for ADA plumbing installation, and the safety features required to provide handicapped plumbing. Installation assists your loved one to maintain an independent lifestyle for as long as possible, and enables them to maintain their self-confidence.
Contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Sugar Land for assistance or additional information about handicap plumbing or other plumbing services you or a loved one needs. Our professional licensed plumbers serve Sugar Land, Katy, Houston and the surrounding areas with expertise, meeting or exceeding the plumbing industry standards. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.