Understanding Stair Lift Maintenance
Similar to how you do routine maintenance on your car, you should also maintain your stair lift! Having independence in your home is crucial when you have a difficult time getting around and having a stair lift is an investment you’ll want to take care of. Let’s talk about the important of stair lift maintenance and what you can do to keep it running like new.
Stair Lift Maintenance
There are multiple benefits of getting a yearly “checkup” for your stair lift, whether it’s curved or straight. The main reason is that stair lift repairs can be costly if you ignore the warning signs that something is wrong. Having a professional do a tune-up on your stair lift once a year can help you avoid any major repairs and potential accidents! Remember, your stair lift is an investment in your home, and you’ll want to make sure you’re protecting it to the best of your ability. Sometimes things malfunction or break, and that’s okay, as long as you have a professional come fix the problem before it gets worse — or breaks your stair lift in a different way.
Ways to Maintain Your Stair Lift
Routine maintenance is key to making sure your stair lift works properly for several years, but there are a couple other things you can do to keep it in working order:
Use it for its purpose. Stair lifts are meant to help people go to the different levels of their home. We all have that chair in our home that catches clothing or things we don’t want to put away immediately. Your stair lift shouldn’t be used as a place to hang clothes. It’s possible that clothes can become tangled in the track, preventing your stair lift from working properly. Yikes!
Charging the battery. You never know when your power is going to go out, so it’s essential that you make sure your backup battery is charged at all times. You wouldn’t want to be stuck on the second level of your home with a power outage and an uncharged backup battery. Be proactive and you’ll never get stuck!
Progressive Mobility and Medical Can Help!
Whether you’re on the market to have a stair lift installed in your home or you need a yearly checkup, our team as Progressive Mobility and Medical is here to help! Our experts specialize in stair lifts, so we can make sure everything is in working order so you can travel from the different levels of your home safely. Call us today at 724-228-4568 to schedule your free consultation or stop in the store to see us!