ADA Compliant Plumbing Installations
If you, or someone else in your home, are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act or are not physically independent, your home may require special accommodations, like specially designed sinks, toilets, and showers. These amenities should be installed by a qualified plumbing company, like Perry Plumbing, that is aware of your family’s specific needs.
Looking for ADA Commercial Plumbing Services?
Are you looking for a reliable plumbing company to install your new disability plumbing? If you live in San Diego, CA or the surrounding areas, give Perry Plumbing a call! We’d be delighted to help you and your loved ones feel safe, comfortable, and independent, all thanks to your new fixtures!
Working with Everyone in the Community
That’s right- everyone! Whether you are able-bodied, disabled, elderly, or have limited mobility, Perry Plumbing wants to work with you, to make sure your home plumbing is everything you need it to be and more! We offer installations of several fixtures that can help you gain access and independence in your home!
- Comfort Height Toilets
“Comfort height” is one of the many names given to toilets that meet height requirements described by ADA guidelines as comfortable for elderly or disabled people. Officially, this height is listed as 17”-19” from the finished floor (not including the seat cover). To be ADA compliant, a toilet must not have a sprung seat cover that automatically returns to the up position.
- Easy Turn Faucets
According to the ADA, faucet handles should be able to be turned using less than 5 lbs of force. It can be difficult to interpret what 5 lbs of force feels like, so another way to measure is that you should be able to turn the handle without having to twist or strain your wrist. Easy turn faucets should also be able to be turned using only one hand. Touch sensor faucets are a newer alternative to faucet handles as well.
- Sturdy Grab Bars
If you are, or someone in your home is, elderly, or has limited mobility, you may look into installing support bars in your bathroom. The ADA has specifications for these support bars as well, including how high from the ground they should be (33”-36” high) and how thick the bars should be (1.25”-1.5” in diameter). To ensure that the bars are secure and sturdy, you should have a qualified plumbing company install them for you.
- Hand-Held Shower Heads
While hand-held shower heads are not exclusively for use by elderly or disabled people, they can be very helpful to them. Hand-held shower heads are easy to control, so the person using them won’t have to move around as much in the shower. These shower heads can also be used from a seated position, for those who can’t stand in the shower.
- Walk-In Shower
Walk-in showers are a convenient way for individuals who are wheelchair bound to be able to get into and out of the bath without assistance. There are two kinds of walk-in showers- transfer (where a person has to lift themselves onto the shower seat) and roll in (where a person can enter the shower with their chair). Whichever type of walk-in shower you desire, they both come with several design options, so that your shower will be not only safe and convenient but also stylish!