All You Need to Know About Stairlifts: Your Questions Answered

Stairlifts are a great mobility aid for all kinds of conditions. Giving you the physical support you need as well as helping you regain your independence, stairlifts make your home a much safer place. But, if you’ve never had a stairlift installed before then you probably have a lot of questions.

In this blog, we explain all you need to know about stairlifts.

Can you install a stairlift on curved stairs?

Yes, stairlifts can be installed on straight and curved staircases. If you have a multi-story home or unusual shapes stairs you can also have a bespoke lift made that fits seamlessly into your home.

Who can benefit from a stairlift?

Stairlifts aren’t just for elderly homeowners although this group can benefit a lot from this kind of installation. Anyone who has difficulty using the stair or has a mobility-related condition can benefit from a stairlift. Putting additional strain on your body can aggravate symptoms and increase your risk of accidents, however, stairlifts add greater protection when moving between floors especially if you live independently.

Are stairlifts safe?

The main reason for installing a stairlift is to make using the stairs a lot safer. For additional safety, the lift comes with a comfortable chair for the rider to sit on and a secure seatbelt to keep you strapped in the entire journey. Once you are done using the chair simply fold it away to keep the staircase clear for other people.

How long do stairlifts last?

A well-maintained stairlift can last up to 10 years, however, the battery will probably need to be replaced before then. To ensure your stairlift works efficiently, always follow proper usage guidelines to avoid any underlying problems from occurring and you should have no issues.

Here at Alfix, based in Leamington Spa, we draw on many years of combined experience to ensure that we supply and install the optimum stairlift for your needs. We have slimline systems for narrow stairs, and unique custom-built systems to overcome access difficulties on difficult staircases. Find the right solution for your home today. Get in touch and find out more.