Overview of the ADA-Compliant Restroom in San Diego
As tough as it is to be a San Diego commercial business owner, getting slapped with a requirement to make your bathroom ADA compliant can feel particularly daunting. Rest assured that any San Diego plumbing company trained in ADA compliance will help you through the whole complicated process.
Even with professional guidance, knowing these important factors gives you the confidence to approve or question your contractor’s recommendations.
- Toilet: the handicap-style toilet is different than a standard toilet. The front side is elongated, and must be a certain height from the floor. It also cannot have a standard open/close outer lid cover, but rather be just a seat.
- Toilet handle: This cannot be on the side of the toilet closest to the wall, but rather, on the side of the toilet that faces out to the open space of the room. Toilet can also have an automatic flush feature.
- Urinals: If you chose to also include a urinal, it needs to be the stall-type or the wall-hung type with the rim being 17 inches above floor. Urinals must be a minimum of 13½ inches deep from the outer face of the urinal rim to the back of the fixture.
- Grab bars: Special horizontal grab bars must be placed on the side wall and on the rear wall of the toilet. Grab bars shall be provided on the side wall closest to the water closet and on the rear wall. Bars need to be at least 42 inches long.
- Sink: If you have a sink that comes with underground cabinetry attached to it, it is not ADA-compliant. The sink must be mounted on the wall, and jutting out without anything underneath it, so that a wheelchair can easily glide in underneath. The sink also has a specific height requirement of 34 inches.
- Sink’s faucets: The faucets cannot be twistable. They must be lever-style, touch-style, or even motion-sensor style.
- The walls: Believe it or not, the walls around the perimeter of the toilet must have a washable surface. A wall composed of standard drywall simply will not suffice.
- Soap dispenser and over-the-sink mirror: Both of these fixtures need to be a certain height, which is no higher than 40 inches.
Perry Plumbing Heating & Air Will Get Your Commercial Bathroom ADA-Compliant
As experienced plumbers serving the San Diego territory for almost 40 years, we at Perry Plumbing Heating and Air will get your business perfectly up to code with California’s most current ADA-requirements. We can expertly install all special handicapped plumbing, ensuring that your building will pass its ADA permit inspection. Contact our award winning company today at 619-472-2112 if you have any doubts about your commercial property’s plumbing accessibility for disabled persons. Explore our website at www.perryplumbing.com. Perry Plumbing is a 2015 Torch Award Finalist from the Better Business Bureau for outstanding marketplace ethics and the winner of the National Contractor of the Year Award from the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association.