How to Maintain Your Stairlift

A stairlift can be a highly useful addition to the home of anyone elderly or with mobility issues. Stairlifts allow users to retain their independence and move comfortably between floors so it’s important to keep them in the best condition possible. Stairlifts are built to be durable and withstand a lot of use but some basic maintenance can help keep them in tiptop condition for as long as possible.

If you own a stairlift or are considering installing one in the near future, see below for our tips to help maintain your stairlift.

Always read the manual

Your stairlift manual should contain specific maintenance instructions, so always read this first. The manual will tell you what is and isn’t suitable for your particular stairlift so don’t perform any maintenance until you’ve read the manual.

Avoid harsh chemicals

Don’t use solvents, bleach or any other harsh chemical products to clean your stairlift. A damp cloth is all you need to remove dust, dirt and build ups of carbon, so simply wipe down the equipment regularly. Bleach and solvents can damage the equipment and void your warranty so avoid at all costs!

Regular lubrication

It’s a good idea to lubricate your stairlift every two to three months to keep it running smoothly. Always clean your stairlift before applying any lubricant and apply it to the track only, not the chain. Lubricating your stairlift can be fiddly so you might want to ask a professional or family member to help you.

Professional servicing

Regular servicing from a professional stairlift company will help to keep your stairlift in the best condition possible. Most companies offer a servicing plan when you buy either a new or second-hand stairlift and it’s well worth taking advantage of. Servicing is usually performed every 12 months, unless there’s a specific issue or damage to your stairlift.

If you’re looking to install a stairlift in your home, get in touch with the experts at Alfix. We’re proud to provide a selection of curved and straight stairlifts for customers in Warwickshire and the surrounding areas. If you’re unsure which stairlift is right for you or need some maintenance advice, book in for a no-obligation consultation, free of charge. Call us now on 01926 334848 to speak to a member of the team or visit our website to find out more.