Once you have a stairlift installed in your home, you will find that you have a lot more freedom. You can move easily between floors and will no longer lose the time you had to spend climbing stairs. It’s a whole new way to get around and one that saves you time and energy. So, how do you ensure that it never gets away from you?
Maintaining and caring for your stairlift will help keep it running smoothly. Fortunately, they don’t require a lot of care, but you should still be aware of what is required.
Schedule Annual Inspections
A technician should inspect your stairlift on a regular basis. They have the knowledge and skills to sort out anything that isn’t working correctly and will notice issues that may not be noticeable to the user yet. This annual prevention schedule ensures that the stairlift will last a very long time.
Throughout the year, between inspections, you need to ensure that the chair is used correctly. Don’t let children sit on the lift or use it unless they actually do need it. Children may not use the lift the correct way and this may result in injury. It can also be dangerous for the chair if a child is bouncing around on it.
Only the person who is meant to use it should be using the stairlift. Make it very firmly known that no one else is to mess about with the lift.
Like anything else in your home, the stairlift may end up with dust and grime. This should be cleaned regularly to prevent any errors. It is particularly important that the rail is kept clear of debris. If it gets blocked up, the stairlift may not work correctly.
If something does happen with your stairlift, it’s best to avoid working on it yourself. Instead, call in a technician. While the stairlift may seem basic, it is a very complex machine and you’ll want the right person working on it.
As soon as you notice something is wrong, call in a technician to help with it. They’ll have the stairlift working correctly in no time.
A stairlift really can give you back your freedom. The ability to move between floors is a wonderful one and this machine can make that possible. As long as you treat it well and ensure that you have annual inspections, your stairlift should last at least a decade.
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