How to Care For Your Stairlift

If you’ve just had a new stairlift installed, you may be wondering how to care for it. With the right maintenance in place, a stairlift can last for years, but it’s important that you know how to keep it in top condition.

At Alfix, we’re the experts when it comes to stairlift installations, so you could say we know a thing or two about keeping them in the best condition. Here’s our top tips for caring for your stairlift.

Read the manual

Firstly, it’s important to read the manual before you carry out any maintenance. The manual will have been provided when your stairlift was first installed, and will have some helpful tips when it comes to cleaning your lift and keeping it in top condition. It will also outline what maintenance tasks you can carry out yourself, and which ones should be left to the professionals.

Keep the track clean and clear

It’s crucial that your stairlift track is kept clean and clear at all times to ensure a smooth ride. To clean the track, use a damp cloth and run it up and down the track to remove any dust. Dust and other debris can lead to blockages, so it’s important to do this regularly. Always make sure the track is clear before operation to ensure you don’t run into anything.

Don’t exceed the maximum weight

Avoid using your stairlift to carry heavy objects up and down the stairs. We know it can be tempting, but a stairlift is only designed to carry you – using your stairlift for anything else could lead to mechanical failure, so avoid using your stairlift to transport items between floors in your home.

Keep the track lubricated

The track should be lubricated regularly to keep your stairlift operating smoothly. However, lubricating the track can be a struggle for some people – if this is the case, we recommend getting in touch with a professional to take care of it for you. You should always talk with your installers to work out a reliable maintenance and care plan for your stairlift.

At Alfix, we have a vast range of stairlifts available. Our team of experts will safely install your stairlift for you and can keep it in top condition with regular servicing too. Visit our website to learn more.