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February 27, 2014 - Image 84

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2014-02-27

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I Advance Plumbing



Advance Plumbing offers bath options that look good while filling a need.

Lynne Konstantin { Contributing Writer

he eternal question (one of them,
anyway): Form versus function? In
home design, this becomes a very
real dilemma, particularly for baby boomers
who are "aging in place" — meaning, they
don't need to move to a retirement home,
but could benefit from the assistance of
functional equipment in their home. But
can you also create the sanctuary of your
dreams while also making it functional for
real needs?
Advance Plumbing and Heating Supply
Company, with locations in Detroit and
Walled Lake, is renowned for its selection of
plumbing and heating products. In keeping
with their commitment to offering the
best customer service possible, they carry
beautiful products that also serve a specific
need for people with balance, agility and
mobility concerns.
"We can make it easy to retrofit a
bathroom to make it usable and accessible,
while also keeping it looking beautiful,
rather than institutional," says Joshua Moss,
operations manager of Advance Plumbing.
"You can have form and function."


Walk In Tubs


Advance Plumbing offers a full line of
innovatively designed walk-in tubs that
minimize the risk of slipping and falling
while maintaining independence. Taller
than standard tubs, walk-in tubs allow the
bather to walk into the tub, sit down on the
sculpted 17-inch-high seat and completely
submerge the body in water while remaining
upright, without lying down or bending
over. A water-tight, inward-swinging door
makes it easy to maneuver in and out, and a
quick-filling and draining system means less
waiting time. Walk-in tubs are available in a
variety of configurations, including soaker,
whirlpool, air bath and combination bath,
with a number of add-ons, from in-line
heaters to chromatherapy lights, to make
a spa-like and rejuvenating, yet safe and
effortless, experience.

Curbless Showers And Accessories

A gorgeous showpiece in any bathroom,

4 BOOM Magazine • February 2014

shower area
screened by frameless glass panels,
made to fit almost any existing
Once you've chosen a curbless
shower, it can be personalized
with functional accessories for
confidence and assistance, including
heavy-duty grab bars and handrails
(which can be made to look like part
of the decor, rather than looking
institutional), sauna-room-styled
shower seats and benches, shower
heads that can be adjusted on the
wall (making it easier to use for
bathers that require extra assistance)
A walk-in tub from Mansfield
and shower heads with multiple
spray options, from a massage spray
to a gentle rainlike sprinkling.
Founded by the late Harry
Chernick in 1920 in Detroit (where
it still thrives in its original location),
Advance Plumbing boasts four
generations of family members
including Chernick's late son-in-law,
Ronald Moss; Chernick's grandson,

Jeffrey Moss; and his great-grandson,
Joshua Moss, who now run the
day-to-day operations. The state-
of-the-art Walled Lake showroom
— which opened in 1990, just weeks
A curbless shower from Level Best
before Joshua Moss was born —
brims with the cream of the crop
curbless showers by Arc Inc. make showering
of the decorative plumbing industry. When
easier and safer for the aging baby boomer
choosing collections that appeal to their
as well as for anyone requiring simplified
baby boomer consumers, Advance Plumbing
access to his or her shower — while
is careful to keep its commitment to quality,
maintaining a luxurious experience. Also
craftsmanship and customer service. "In our
called zero-entry showers,
showroom, we offer the
the seamless design of
best of the best, but we
curbless showers means
Advance Plumbing Supply
also carry an enormous
they are flush with the
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price range, so that we
floor, so there is no bump,
can work within any
Detroit, MI 48201
no ramp necessary and
budget to please any
no tripping hazard. "They
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customer, no matter what
are an easy retrofit for an
their needs are," says
existing bathroom, and
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Joshua Moss. "That is our
the result is a more spa-
Walled Lake, MI 48390
goal. We want them to
like feeling," says Moss.
know we have what they
(248) 669-7474
The Tuff Form Wet Room
need, and that it can be
System from Arc offers
the beauty of a fully tiled

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