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ADA-Compliant Stainless Steel Sink Important Guidelines

Jan 14, 2020

People with mobility or other disability challenges also have rights to use kitchen sink comfortably. They should be able to wash dishes, vegetables, fruits without inconvenience and discomfort. When you need to install an ADA stainless steel sink in your kitchen, there are some important guidelines for your reference.

Above all, make sure to leave enough room in front of the sink for a wheelchair. According to the clearance requirements of ADA, there should be enough spaces in and around the building or the spaces for disabled people to maneuver. For example, in front of the stainless steel kitchen sink, people in a wheelchair need a 30-by-48 inch clear space.

Secondly, underneath the ADA stainless steel kitchen sink, there must be a knee clearance of 27 inches high, 30 inches wide and 19 inches deep at least. Exposed hot water pipes should be well insulated to prevent burns.

Besides, ADA-compliant kitchen sinks should install on the countertop which is lower than 34 inches above the floor. As for the ADA-compliant stainless steel sink, the depth ought to be  between 5 and 6-1/2 inches. And sink drains should locate at the rear instead of the middle.

Last but not least, faucets, drains and back sink areas ought to be within easy arm reach rather than causing excess strain on the back, neck or shoulders.

ADA compliant stainless steel kitchen sink