The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Stairlifts

If you are planning to get a stairlift installed, you will want to know the answers to some important questions.

Keep reading for our informative Q&A guide, in which we include detailed answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about stairlifts to help you make your decision quickly and easily.

How do stairlifts work?

A stairlift is basically a chair that is attached to a rail or track that effortlessly takes you up and down the stairs.

All modern stairlifts are powered by long-lasting batteries which get continually recharged by a mains trickle feed power supply when the seat is at the top or the bottom of the rail.

Can stairlifts go around corners?

There are many different types of stairlifts that can be suited to a range of staircases. The Alfix Curved Stairlift is capable of going around some of the tightest track bends on the market, offering a smooth, judder-free ride with optimum safety.

Are stairlifts just for elderly people?

While stairlifts are mostly used by elderly people, anyone who has suffered an injury, illness or mobility issue that makes it difficult to walk up and down the stairs can benefit from a stairlift.

For example, if you suffered a knee injury, a stairlift can make your everyday routine much easier while you recover.

If there’s a power cut, will I be stuck?

No, not at all! All modern stairlifts have a powerful battery that is regularly trickle charged each time the stairlift is at its charging point at the top or the bottom of the stairs which keeps it operating for between 4 and 8 hours.

Will the stairlift take up the whole staircase?

No, stairlifts do not take up the whole staircase.

After a stairlift installation, there will still be room for others to use the stairs by foot if needed, so you can have a stairlift installed in a family of those who have mobility issues and those who do not.

The chair’s arms, seat and footrest can be folded out of the way at the top and bottom landing of the staircase, thus creating room for foot traffic on the stairs.

Alfix: Stairlift company in Aylesbury

Now that we have answered your frequently asked questions about stairlifts, you might be ready to get yours installed.

At Alfix, we offer stairlift installation in Banbury and beyond.

For the best stairlift services in Lichfield, get in touch with us at here today for more information.