HANDICAP PLUMBING INSTALLATION FIXTURES
Handicap Plumbing is mandatory in all places of business that provide public bathrooms. Most modern buildings have handicapped plumbing, but if you are doing a renovation on an old building, you may have to convert one of the bathrooms to comply with handicap plumbing accessibility codes.
Handicap plumbing fixtures may also be necessary to install in your bathroom at home if you or someone else in your home requires the extra assistance in the bathroom that handicap plumbing fixtures can provide. Handicap plumbing fixtures are designed to provide anyone who needs it with extra help in the bathroom. They can also be helpful if you have arthritis or chronic back pain. These kind of fixtures can help anyone move freely around the bathroom and live more independently.
Handicap Plumbing Requirements:
Handicap plumbing is just one more service that we provide at Next Plumbing. Whether you need a handicapped plumbing conversion for a public bathroom or a home installation for more ease of movement in the bathroom, we can properly install handicap plumbing fixtures for you. This is because at Next Plumbing, we know the building codes for handicap plumbing fixtures in commercial and residential spaces.
Handicap plumbing, for example, requires that the toilet seat is designed to be between 17-19 inches high, which is the approximate height of most wheel chairs. Manual flush valves controls must be no more than 44 inches high off the floor and must be within reach of the clear floor space around the toilet. The grab bars, which have to be a minimum of 36 inches long, have to extend 54 inches from the back wall and also have to be positioned at the right height to be within reach of the toilet. As well, plumbing faucets must be able to turn with less than five pounds of pressure and shower floors must be slip-proof.