How To Make Your Bathroom Handicap Accessible?
If you are a commercial building owner you need to have your bathroom handicap accessible for many reasons including safety, customer service, and accessibility. But how do you do this? In this article we tell you step by step how to make your commercial restroom handicap accessible.
Handicap accessibility is a requirement that was put into law in 1990. One of the main requirement is the door size. Your bathroom door
should be atleast 36" wide x 80" tall to be ADA compliant. Most bathroom doors are, however it is worth checking especially if your building dates back before 1990.
Handicap Door Opener
The next step to making your door handicap accessible is to add a commercial automatic door opener
to it. Most bathrooms are small in size. Imagine a pedestrian in a wheelchair having to maneuver the door open while also squeezing his or her wheelchair into the small room. Adding a handicap door opener to the bathroom door will ensure easy accessibility for all pedestrians. Next mount an exterior push to open switch
on the outside wall and an interior push to open switch on the inside wall. Be sure they are mounted atleast 42" high and located away from the swing path of the door. Be sure to place automatic door safety stickers
on both sides of the bathroom door.
Most bathroom doors are interior doors, so there are typically no thresholds to worry about. However, if the bathroom floor is tile and the outside hall floor is carpet, be sure there is a smooth transition between rooms. Large uneven floors should not be present. A transition strip can be placed to smooth the entry way, but must not exceed 1/2" in height.
Handicap Door Openers and Doors
If you are in need of a handicap door opener we recommend our Commander automatic door operator
. It is durable and reliable, but also extremely easy to install. Included are step by step instructions and the automatic door opener is self tuning. Or if you are in need of ADA compliant interior doors
, we recommend our Gladiator steel doors
. Order today and receive FREE shipping. For more information contact [email protected]
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