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Taps for Arthritis Sufferers

4 June

For people with arthritis, even turning the tap handle can become a significant challenge. Thankfully, there are specific options to make it easier for people with arthritis, like including a tap turner to provide leverage and grip. Thus, it’s easier to turn. These options can make turning taps on and off not a challenge anymore and make life easier for people who have arthritis. Taps then become an easy turn. Such small items are ceramic disc taps and lever taps, which are very significant.

One viable solution for people with arthritis is combining lever taps with a ¼-inch ceramic disk spindle. The latter essentially reduces the lever taps’ turning radius to almost a quarter of the standard ones, reducing the overall effort and leaving only an easy-turn tap.

Beyond that, the extended levers facilitate the turn. Thus, extended levers make turning the lever taps simple with only a nudge of the hand, arm, or wrist.

Are These Lever Taps Durable?

Perhaps the most significant advantage is that these lever 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. They also prevent any “unwanted dripping,” which contributes to inflated water bills and regular plumbing jobs. Not to mention their aesthetic appeal—ceramic taps add a modern touch. You’ll be surprised by the number of new products on the market. Things like lever taps are not just useful anymore but also picture-perfect for your homes and businesses.

Tall Kitchen Mixer Tap

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, providing you with an easy turn. Some of the commonly used variants are:

1. Universal Tap Handle Turner

As the name suggests, universal tap turners are designed to cover 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, such as 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 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 has multiple sprung stainless steel rods that retract to enforce a firm 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 press around the object securely to maintain a firm hold. In addition, the long and angled handle offers adequate room to ensure a comfortable grip.

Products Uni Universal Turner Etac 80503003 1200Q5

Why Choose Us?

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. We also conduct a complimentary inspection to get to the core of the problem and always double-check our work. We’ll ensure your lever taps have extended levers to facilitate turning with a simple hand, arm, or wrist nudge. With us, your tap will have an easy turn so you can enjoy your cold or hot water! Say goodbye to challenging taps and hello to easy-turn taps.

With our fixed pricing policy, you will have a clear idea of the options available. Moreover, our plumbers will arrive on the spot within a few hours to start the job.

For other plumbing issues in your residential and commercial properties, whether it concerns your hot water system, backflow prevention device,or a gas leak, you can still rely on us. Are you struggling with a broken hot water system? Do you need taps that are easier to turn on installed? Are you looking for experts for your annual backflow testing?

Contact us today and leave behind all your plumbing woes! Let’s install your new easy-turn tap.

Kind regards,
Your plumbing experts!