“I never thought my plumber would be one of the most helpful people when it came to dealing with my bad back,” Jason said. “But it turns out that having a new kitchen sink installed and replacing the toilet made my life meaningfully better on a day to day basis.”
Almost 80% of Americans experience some form of back pain at some point in their life. Chronic lower back pain is one of the most common work-place related injuries. Some experts believe that professionals who spend a lot of time sitting are more prone to back pain than their more active counterparts; that being said, if your job involves lots of lifting, twisting, and moving heavy things, the odds are pretty good your back will hurt sometimes. Here’s how your NYC plumber can help:
Kitchen Sink Upgrades: More Than Aesthetics
The height and style of your kitchen sink can have a tremendous impact on your lower back. For example, apron front sinks, currently trendy because they’re a space-saving version of the popular farmhouse sink, are installed flush with the front of the countertop and tend to not be as deep, minimizing the amount of reaching and stretching you have to do to use the sink for its intended purpose – meal preparation and clean up.
NYC Toilet Replacement: Comfort Height Toilets
If you have lower back pain, you know that sometimes sitting down feels wonderful, but getting up again is not so great. Traditional toilets are less than 17″ tall – that’s pretty close to the ground! Comfort height toilets are between 2-4 inches taller, which makes using them easier for anyone who has lower back pain, hip pain, or balance issues. Comfort height toilets can be installed with grab bars as well – these promote safety and stability.
“The kitchen sink replacement was part of a planned kitchen remodel,” Jason said. “But I would recommend anyone who has back pain regularly to consider it. And having the toilet replaced was the best decision we ever made.”