ADA plumbing specifications for bathrooms are legally required and helpful for the people who need them. Here’s how you can improve your commercial restrooms to meet the Americans With Disabilities Act’s (ADA) plumbing standards.
Core Elements of an ADA-Compliant Restroom
Compliant restrooms offer ADA plumbing fixture clearances, which meet the following requirements:
- At least one sink must have an open space beneath it so occupants in wheelchairs or with other accommodations can approach it directly. This sink’s top rim must be no more than 34 inches above the floor.
- An ADA-compliant bathroom stall must be wide enough to accommodate a turning wheelchair. The stall must have 60 inches of space away from the side wall and 56 inches of space away from the rear wall.
- The toilet in the stall must be 17 to 19 inches high. Its center line must be 16 to 18 inches away from the stall and side walls.
- The bathroom door must not swing into the space around the ADA-compliant sink. The stall door cannot swing into the wheelchair turning space in the stall.
Why Does ADA Compliance Matter in Commercial Bathrooms?
Meeting the ADA’s standards for accessible design matters because it makes your facility more inclusive. Once you meet these standards, people with disabilities can work in and visit your facility more easily than they could before. If you don’t meet these ADA requirements, you could face fines and lawsuits. The current fines for ADA violations are up to $75,000 for your first violation and $150,000 for any additional violations. Employees who feel excluded by the lack of accommodations can file lawsuits. Making your commercial bathrooms ADA compliant promotes inclusivity and accessibility in your workplace.
How To Make Your Commercial Restrooms ADA Compliant
If you want to make your facility’s restrooms ADA compliant, it’s best to work with an ADA compliance consultant. This type of consultant helps you meet all the necessary clearance requirements and other standards. They let you know if you have the right amount of space in your stall for a side-wall grab bar or a rear-wall grab bar, for example. They also determine if your fixtures have the right reach ranges and gripping surfaces. If you need to remodel your bathrooms completely, these access consultants can guide you through that process.
How Does A&G Piping Help You Meet ADA Restroom Standards?
We help you make your restrooms compliant by ensuring your pipes carry water to the sinks, faucets, and toilets that meet ADA standards. When pipes are in the right place, you can install fixtures that allow for proper knee and toe clearance and open floor or ground space. The right pipes help water flow smoothly so your fixtures work well for people with disabilities.
Which Industries Does A&G Services Provide Plumbing For?
We provide comprehensive plumbing services for the following industries:
We offer these industries cost-effective solutions that make their restrooms accessible to people of all abilities. We understand the plumbing layouts of facilities in each industry, and we know how to make them more accessible to accommodate people with disabilities. Whether you need small improvements or a complete plumbing overhaul, we have the services you need to meet ADA standards.
Meet ADA Restroom Standards With A&G Piping
If you want to improve your facility’s restrooms to meet ADA requirements, reach out to us today. We’re ready to assess your restrooms’ current fixtures and determine how to get your facility ADA compliant. We’ll also work with you to ensure your pipes deliver the proper water supply to every fixture in your building. Whenever you’re ready to tackle this type of plumbing problem, we’ll be here to help.