Sometimes quite a simple update or replacement in the bathroom can make a real difference, and this was certainly the case with Mrs. Cousins, a lady well into her nineties who lives in South West London.
She is, naturally, keen to remain as independent as possible but suffers badly from arthritis and found operating the flush button on the WC always extremely painful and, on bad days, impossible. The solution was simple. Mrs. Cousins downstairs loo has now been fitted with the Easyflush no hands system developed by Cistermiser, a Reading-based company specialising in water management solutions. She can operate the dual flush system simply at the wave of a hand; the hand being passed in front of the sensor for a half flush or held in front for a second or more to obtain a full flush.
Easyflush is a WRAS Approved, hygienic and user-friendly system that has proved very popular where less able or elderly people are involved and certainly Mrs. Cousins is absolutely delighted with its simple operation. She has the infra-red sensor placed on the front of the cistern, exactly where the push button used to be. The system also allows for top or side fitment or, in the case of a concealed cistern, anywhere on the wall panel.
The Easyflush can save up to 75% of water normally consumed in a WC and because it is hands-free is also very hygienic. It is, therefore, no surprise that the Easyflush is a popular product for installations in public and commercial applications such as schools, hospitals and sports centres, as well as offices and other non-domestic premises.