When it comes to commercial spaces, plumbing upgrades play a crucial role in ensuring accessibility for elderly or disabled individuals. By designing a disability-friendly bathroom during your new building’s construction, your company can create an environment that welcomes everyone, promotes equal opportunities, and provides a comfortable experience for all its patrons. In this blog post, we’ll explore three commercial plumbing upgrades specifically designed to increase accessibility for senior citizens and disabled individuals.
Sensor-Activated Faucets and Toilets
Traditional faucets and toilets can be challenging for individuals with limited mobility or dexterity. Designing your plumbing system to include sensor-activated faucets and toilets can greatly enhance accessibility and convenience. These fixtures detect motion or proximity, automatically activating the flow of water or flushing the toilet. They eliminate the need for manual operation, making it easier for individuals with physical limitations to use them independently. Sensor-activated fixtures also promote hygiene by reducing the need for touch, contributing to a healthier and more accessible environment for all.
As you and your contractor are planning out your new building, consult your construction plumber to ensure that there will be sinks and hand dryers positioned at an appropriate height to accommodate individuals with varying abilities. Additionally, ask your contractor about installing wider doors to accommodate wheelchair users and provide ample space inside for maneuverability. Include grab bars near toilets (and, if applicable, in showers), ensuring they are sturdy and properly anchored.
These ADA-compliant upgrades will ensure that all patrons can use the restroom facilities comfortably and with dignity.
Accessible Drinking Fountains
When it comes to accessibility, the drinking fountains beside a company’s bathroom doors are often overlooked. However, they are an essential feature in many commercial spaces. Consider installing accessible drinking fountains that cater to individuals with disabilities. These fountains are designed with lower spouts to accommodate individuals who use wheelchairs or have limited reach. They also provide clear floor space in front of the fountain, allowing wheelchair users to access it comfortably. By talking to your plumber about accessible fountains, you ensure that everyone, regardless of their abilities, can easily access drinking water and stay hydrated within your premises.
Make your company accessible to everyone with Yoder Plumbing!
Creating an inclusive and accessible commercial space involves thoughtful consideration of plumbing upgrades to cater to disabled individuals. By implementing sensor-activated faucets and toilets, installing ADA-compliant restroom fixtures, and providing accessible drinking fountains, businesses can create an environment that promotes equal access, comfort, and dignity for all patrons.
At Yoder Plumbing, our construction plumbers understand the importance of accessibility and the impact it has on individuals’ lives. Our team of plumbing experts is here to assist you in assessing your commercial plumbing needs and taking the necessary steps to enhance accessibility. Together, let’s build a more inclusive future where every individual feels welcomed and valued in commercial spaces.
Contact us today to learn more about our commercial plumbing services.