Like with any piece of equipment, looking after your stairlift is important. You must ensure you’re keeping it in good condition. Stairlifts that are neglected are prone to wearing easier, as well as ageing much faster than one that is taken care of properly. Today, Domestic Lift Services helps you by giving you a few tips on how to take care of your stairlift, from everyday considerations to deeper maintenance & cleaning advice so you can learn how to care for your new/reconditioned stairlift.
Stairlifts, like any other part of the home, need to be cleaned regularly. The tracks may have to be cleaned by a more able-bodied family member. The seat, however, can be cleaned following standard household cleaning tips. The stairlifts that we offer are incredibly robust & versatile. It doesn’t hurt to look after them though!
Any indoor stairlifts can be given be dusted once a week to stop any dust from building up. You can also use a damp cloth to clean dust that has collected on the seat. During cleaning, the stairlift should always be at the bottom of the stairs. Ensure this happens to avoid any mishaps, trips or falls.
There are many questions you may have even after learning the fundamentals of stairlifts to better tell yourself. We’ve included a short Q&A to answer some common questions we get from our customers.
Controlling a stairlift is quite simple, regardless of the model you choose. You simply press a controller for up and down & the stairlift will begin to move to the desired floor. The stairlift will then stop automatically when it reaches the end of the rail. This cuts off all movement so you’re able to step off safely.
Stairlifts both curved and straight takes between 4 and 6 hours to install.
Stairlift installation doesn’t ruin your stairs! The stairlift rail needs to be drilled & installed into the adjacent wall next to the stairs so that the lift itself can run up and down the stairs. We drill a hole every 4/5 steps for a securing bracket that fixes the rail to the stairs. The rest of the work is in wiring and fitting the stairlift itself. If you ever choose to remove the stairlift, the holes left behind aren’t big enough to notice. If you wish, you can easily fill them with plaster or other hole filler.