On January 4, 2014, Federal Law mandates the wetted surface of every pipe, fixture, and fitting sold for or installed in
potable water applications not contain more than 0.25% lead by weight, i.e., lead-free. We started converting all our
components to be “lead-free” in early 2013. The project is now complete. All LiteShower models are now lead-free
and will meet all federal and state lead laws.
US Department of Homeland Security Chooses LiteShower
In 2011, the US department of Homeland Security began building emergency shelters around the nation, starting
with Massachusetts. The shelters need to have showering capability. Conventional shower stalls are not the best
choice for shelters. First of all, they cost too much. Secondly and more importantly, the department really wanted
to have a portable shower stall in order to save space within the shelters. Space is very confined for shelters as other
commodities are stored inside. LiteShower fits the needs perfectly. Our showers can be folded into small boxes during
non-use period but can be deployed almost immediately when needed. The wheelchair-accessibility of our showers is
an added bonus.
The sample we shipped was evaluated extensively by the department. All the requirements are met. In fact, the
department wrote the procurement specification based on our shower.
This month, we completed the 3rd shipment for the US department of Homeland Security.
The Inconvenient Truth about Bathroom Remodel
Bathroom remodel, i.e., making it accessible to people with mobility difficulties is a big ticket project. In
general, $7000 is the minimum. With so much profit at stake from so many parties (manufacturers, sales middle man,
contractors, sub-contractors), there is a million reason to make you believe that it is a great investment for aging-in-place.
Remodel is a great idea if:
1. money is not an issue to you
2. you do not plan to sell the house
Ask your realtor about accessible bathroom. Here’s the inconvenient truth: houses with accessible bathrooms are
VERY hard to sell. Period.
Why? Because the vast majority home buyers are families with kids, not people in wheelchairs. Kids using accessible
bathrooms will guarantee wet floors. Any realtor would tell you that bathroom is very personal thing.
Many of our customers have learned this lesson the hard way: they spent a lot to make the bathroom accessible,
only to spend more money to make it a regular bathroom in order to sell house.