7 FAQs About Stairlifts: Everything You Should Know

If you or a loved one is having a stairlift installed, you may have a range of questions about the product and the process. You want to be sure that a stairlift is the right fixture for your home, which is why we’ve gathered some of the most frequently asked questions and answers to help you make your decision! To find out more, read on for our most frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Stairlifts

We’ve handpicked 7 of the most popular questions we usually receive regarding stairlifts and installation!

How Do I Know What Kind Of Stairlift I Need?

The main two categories of stairlift are straight stairlifts and curved stairlifts. Depending on the shape of your staircase, you will choose between these two choices. If you feel unsure, you can ask your supplier for advice on which style will fit your stairs the best.

Can My Stairlift Go Around Corners?

If you decide to go with a curved stairlift, yes they can go around corners! They will be installed to fit your staircase effectively and safely. We offer a range of new and refurbished options to choose from.

Are Stairlifts Noisy?

Stairlifts run on a low voltage battery supply, meaning they are quiet during use.They may beep when you reach the top or bottom of the stairs, but during operation they are virtually soundless.

How Long Will A Stairlift Take To Install?

Here at Alfix, our installation service is seamless and hassle free, taking only a few hours at most. We place a great importance on completing our installations efficiently and properly so that you can avoid future problems or damage.

Is There A Weight Limit For Stairlifts?

There will be a weight limit for your stairlift, however this may vary between different models, so be sure to check with your supplier. Typically, the weight limit for stairlifts is between 19 and 29 stone, but double check this as it may vary.

What If I Have A Narrow Staircase?

Don’t worry about having a narrow staircase, or an awkward shape in your home. Our installation service means we can tackle any staircase. Our priority is ensuring a safe installation that accommodates your needs properly.

What If The Stairlift Is At The Top And I Am At The Bottom Of The Stairs?

If you find yourself at the opposite end of the stairs to your stairlift, no need to worry. Our stairlifts come with remote controls that you can keep with you, meaning you can call your stairlift up or down with the touch of a button!

Alfix Stairlifts

Here at Alfix, we offer a variety of stairlift services across a range of locations. From new stairlifts in Evesham and cheap stairlifts in Oxford to stairlift rental in Solihull, we offer a range of services in a range of locations. To find out more, contact us today to speak to our team directly.