Plumbing Adjustments for Aging-in-Place Living

As we age, it’s essential to ensure that our living spaces accommodate our changing needs, especially in the realm of plumbing. At Service Plumbing, we are experts at creating safe and comfortable environments for aging adults to live independently in their homes. The following are some essential plumbing adjustments and upgrades that can make aging-in-place living more manageable and enjoyable.

Assessing Current Plumbing Systems

Before making any adjustments, it’s crucial to assess the current plumbing systems in the home. This evaluation helps identify areas that may need improvement to enhance safety and accessibility. Our team at Service Plumbing can conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine the necessary adjustments for aging-in-place living.

Installation of Grab Bars and Handrails

Installing grab bars and handrails in key areas of the home, such as bathrooms and near staircases, can significantly improve safety for aging adults. These fixtures provide stability and support, reducing the risk of slips and falls. Service Plumbing offers professional installation services for grab bars and handrails to ensure they are securely mounted and meet safety standards.

Lever-Style Faucets and Handles

Individuals with limited dexterity or mobility may find traditional knob-style faucets and handles challenging to operate. Lever-style faucets and handles are easier to use, requiring minimal effort to turn on and off. Service Plumbing can replace existing fixtures with lever-style options to enhance accessibility in the kitchen, bathroom, and other areas of the home.

Toilet Height Adjustment

Toilets with standard height may be difficult for aging adults to use comfortably, especially those with mobility issues. Adjusting the height of the toilet or installing a raised toilet seat can make it easier for individuals to sit down and stand up. Service Plumbing offers toilet height adjustment services to accommodate the needs of aging residents.

Walk-In Tubs and Showers

Traditional bathtubs and showers can present challenges for aging adults, increasing the risk of slips and falls. Walk-in tubs and showers provide a safer bathing option, with low thresholds for easy entry and exit. Service Plumbing specializes in the installation of walk-in tubs and showers, providing a luxurious and accessible bathing experience.

Anti-Scald Devices

Hot water scalding is a significant concern for aging adults, as changes in sensitivity to temperature can make them more susceptible to burns. Installing anti-scald devices in showers and faucets helps regulate water temperature, preventing sudden spikes that could cause injury. Service Plumbing can install anti-scald devices to ensure safe and comfortable bathing experiences for aging residents.

Contact Service Plumbing for Plumbing System Services and Upgrades

At Service Plumbing, we are committed to helping aging adults maintain safe and comfortable living environments through our comprehensive plumbing services and upgrades. Whether you need installation, repair, replacement, or maintenance of plumbing systems or a complete bathroom remodel, our experienced team is here to assist you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can support your aging-in-place living needs in The Villages, FL, and the surrounding areas. 

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