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Taps for Arthritis Sufferers

4 June

For people with arthritis, even turning the handle of a tap can become a significant challenge. Thankfully, there are specific options to make it easier for people living with arthritis. With these options finally available, turning taps on and off won’t be a challenge anymore.

One viable solution for arthritis sufferers is the combination of lever taps with a ¼-inch ceramic disk spindle. The latter essentially cuts off the turning radius of the fixture to almost a quarter of the standard ones, thereby reducing the overall effort.

Beyond that, the extended levers facilitate turning them with a simple nudge of the hand, arm, or wrist.

Are These Taps Durable?

Perhaps, the most significant advantage is that these taps don’t compromise quality and durability.

In case you didn’t know, traditional washers tend to split faster due to wearing down from continuous water pressure, resulting in severe leakages. 

On the other hand, ceramic disc taps are engineered to last for a lifetime. Not only that, but they also prevent any “unwanted dripping”, which contributes to inflated water bills and regular plumbing jobs. Not to mention its aesthetic appeal – ceramic taps add a modern touch, after all.

What Are Some Other Options?

If you want to enhance the accessibility of your existing taps without changing them, consider installing tap turners. These elongated handles go over the taps, practically turning them into lever taps. Some of the commonly used variants are:

1. Universal Tap Handle Turner

As the name suggests, universal tap turners are designed to go over almost any tap. The ergonomic handle is ideal for weak or limited group users, like arthritis sufferers. Additionally, these can be used on other fixtures like doorknobs or dials of appliances like washing machines, tumble dryers, etc.

2. Crystal Tap Turner

Crystal tap tuners are carefully designed to fit a majority of crystal top taps. These fixtures have spring-loaded jaws that act as clamps to ensure a secure fit, providing additional leverage for turning the faucet on or off with minimum effort. Furthermore, the thick handle makes for an easy grip. You may even get a pair for your hot and cold water faucets.

3. Derby Tap Turner

Derby Tap Turners are among the most versatile options, as they can be used on both crystal and crosshead tap tops. These are equipped with a rubber lining on the interior for a firmer grip, while the screw handle takes care of the seamless operation.

These come in pairs similar to the crystal tap turners, marked for hot (red) and cold (blue) water faucets. Besides, the handles have rubber mouldings for a firm and controllable grip, making them rustproof and comfortable to touch.

4. Contour Tap Turner

Thanks to the T-shaped handle, the multi-purpose contour tap turners are specially designed to tackle turning stiff taps and knobs. Likewise, the turner head is equipped with multiple sprung stainless steel rods that retract to enforce a strong grip on the surface.

5. Etac Tap Turner

Etac tap turners find utility for an awkwardly positioned tap handle or other knobs. These feature a combination of hexagonal rods on the head to securely press around the object for maintaining a firm hold. In addition, the long and angled handle offers adequate room to ensure a comfortable grip.

Why Choose Us?

Here at the Gold Coast Plumbing Company, we have the right solution for all your plumbing needs!

Our plumbers are thoroughly trained and experienced, and we back our services with a lifetime warranty. On top of that, we conduct a complimentary inspection to get to the core of the problem.

With our fixed pricing policy, you will have a clear idea of the options at your disposal. What’s more, our plumbers will reach the spot within a couple of hours to start the job.

So, get in touch with us today and leave behind all your plumbing woes!