Stair Lift Maintenance

You and your family may have decide that having a stair lift installed in your home will be very beneficial to give a loved one more mobility. A stair lift can in fact provide the mobility that your loved one needs allowing them to move between two levels of the home. This is especially good for a home where the bedroom and bathrooms are on the second floor. It will allow your loved one that ability to stay in their home and will not require you to do extensive construction work trying to relocate the bedroom and bathroom.

A stair lift is installed right on top of your current stairway and runs on a hinged track that will take a platform from one floor to the other. The user of the stair lift will stand, sit or perch on the stair lift, depending on the type of stair lift you decide to install. Deciding which type would be best for your specific situation can be done by setting up an appointment with an occupational therapist (OT). An OT will be able to help you determine which type of stair lift is right for your family. The OT will also be able to advise you if you may be eligible for any grants that can help cover the cost of having the stair lift installed. No matter what type of stair lift you choose, you must be sure to continue proper stair lift maintenance to ensure that it keeps running correctly.

Necessary Stair Lift Maintenance

Most companies that install stair lifts will offer a one year stair lift maintenance plan with the purchase of the stair lift. A stair lift maintenance check should be done once every six months and completely serviced at least once a year. This is done to be sure that the stair lift is running properly and that there are no problems with it. This will protect your loved one and give you the assurance that the stair lift will be safe to use. Regularly scheduled maintenance checks will also help to make the stair lift last longer which will save you money in the end. They will be able to fix any problems while they are still small before they turn into larger problems.

If you purchase a reconditioned stair lift it may or may not come with a stair lift maintenance plan. If it does not you will need to find a servicing company that will set up a plan for you to provide regularly scheduled maintenance on your stair lift. If you did receive a one year service plan with your purchase it is important that you either renew that plan after the year is over or set up a new service plan. This will be true whether you purchase a new or reconditioned stair lift. This will keep the stair lift running right and prevent unnecessary injuries.

Stair Lift Maintenance Providers

If you are looking for a service company to provide you with a stair lift maintenance plan you should consider some important factors first. They should be fully staffed with qualified lift engineers and provide you with a minimum of having the stair lift inspected every six months and service at least once a year. If your stair lift were to stop working, you will not want to go very long without having it fixed, especially if you only have a bathroom on one floor. With this in mind, you will want to find a servicing company that provide 24/7 service so that you are assured appropriate help no matter what time of the day or night you need it.

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