The investment in a stairlift can be one of the best decisions you make for your home. It allows you the freedom to live there longer, has less risk navigating your home and sure makes getting up and down the stairs less worrisome. Improving your mobility is important, but like any other type of equipment, you’ll need to keep your stairlift working its best. This doesn’t have to be hard to do.
Have a Routine Checkup
One of the first things to do is to have a professional inspect your home’s stairlift on a routine basis. If you use it every day, that may mean getting the work done at least once every six months. Our team at Leading Edge Mobility can come to your home to provide a full site assessment for installation, upgrades, or repairs. We can also provide full home delivery setup for you. Then, contact us for routine inspections to ensure your system is working at its best.
What You Need to Do to Keep It Working
Do you need to buy parts for your stairlift? Perhaps you’re unsure what to look for to know it needs some reports. Here are some tips to help you:
- Be sure it stays clean. Dusting the track and all components can help minimize the risk of damage to the system.
- Read through the owner’s manual. In most situations, you’ll need to maintain proper lubrication of the system so the metal components are not wearing on each other. The manual will give you tips on how to do that.
- Pay close attention to the battery. Your stairlift may need new batteries from time to time. If they do not seem to last as long as they used to, that’s a good time to replace them.
- Don’t use any type of bleach or solvent on the stairlift. That can damage the system and lead to corrosion.
Know the Signs of a Problem
The best stairlift systems work routinely, and you do not have to do too much to keep them going. However, if you notice any of the following concerns, don’t put off getting repair help:
- If it does not move as smoothly as it used to or seems to be less stable than it used to, that could warrant an inspection to ensure it is still properly functioning.
- If you hear new or strange noises coming from it, that’s an indication that it needs more lubrication or may need to be inspected to reduce any risk of damage to the metal.
- If the system is moving but seems to be moving slower than it used to, that could be a sign that the battery may need to be replaced.
If you are unsure about any type of problems with your system, reach out to a professional. Our team at Leading Edge Mobility is always here to offer insight and support to you for our stairlift products. Let’s help you to get around a bit easier and with less risk. Contact us today for repairs, home assessments, and service.