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.
A stairlift is a mechanical device used for lifting a person up and down staircases. Some stairlifts are able to life wheelchairs too, utilising a platform rather than a chair. Motorised stairlifts are the status quo when it comes to stairlifts. Being fairly simple devices to maintain, stairlifts aren’t much hassle after they’ve been installed in your home. Curved or multi-height staircases are harder to cater to, as they require a custom rail to be built. Straight staircases use a straight rail which just has to be cut down to your specifications. Keep reading this article to find out if stairlifts are suitable for you – Stairlifts Watford