While the typical New Yorker is younger than average – closer to 35 than the nationwide 40 – they’re getting older. Couple this with an active lifestyle, which can include lots of walking, biking, and other physical activity, and hip, knee, and lower back pain starts becoming a problem for people. Age related concerns like arthritis, bursitis, and sciatica also impact the joints.
This all becomes really relevant when you need to use the toilet. Sometimes you have to sit! Lowering yourself down onto a toilet seat and raising yourself up again after shouldn’t be a painful process. The problem with many toilet seats is that they’re too close to the ground for people with joint pain. Comfort height toilets are designed with a higher seat. They’re identical in every other way to the toilets you’re used to, just taller. This means less stress on the hips, knees, and lower back. Comfort height toilets are often installed at the same time with grab bars or other stability aids. This reduces the risk of falling.
As a Manhattan plumber, we’re the people to call when you want to renovate or upgrade your bathroom. Installing a comfort height toilet is one simple way you can make life a lot more comfortable. Chronic pain plays too large a role in a lot of New Yorker’s lives. The bathroom should be safe and comfortable to use.
Other NYC plumbing considerations to take into account if you’re struggling with hip, knee and lower back pain can take you out of the bathroom and into the kitchen. If the sink you’re using is too low or too high, you can be putting undue strain on your joints every time you prep or clean up after a meal. Sinks can be raised or lowered to better meet your needs: this is an increasingly common request in area kitchen renovations.