Making sure your stairlift is properly fitted and avoid expensive problems later by only allowing a professional to install your mobility products. This ensures the lift not only fits properly, but that it works optimally and that you- the user- understands how to operate it safely in the home. Working with reputable mobility retailers is the easiest and most effective way to avoid future issues, problems, and conundrums, related to your new equipment or devices.
There really is only one way to ensure that your stairlift is properly fitted and suited to your home’s staircase or steps- have a professional mobility retailer evaluate and install your system. An ill-fitting stairlift is a hazard, not just for those using it, but others in the home, visitors, and even your pets. When it comes to investing in mobility equipment like stairlifts, working with a reputable and established mobility vendor is key.
Here is basically everything you need to know about installing your mobility aids properly:
When you work with industry experts, a professional consultation is always the first stage of the buying process when it comes to mobility aids, like stairlifts. You don’t want to be coerced or mistaken into buying equipment that you don’t need or that won’t work in your living environment. The only way to determine and establish if a lift is right for you is through a consult and conversation with a qualified and knowledgeable mobility vendor. Be wary of anyone who wants to sell you something without taking the time to know you and your needs.
It can’t be said enough; when buying stairlifts, go with professional installation only. Never attempt to install your own- this may devoid any manufacturer warranty on the equipment, too. Furthermore, it is easy to ill-fit or install unsafely without experience and specialized skills. Play it safe and go with a pro.
Curvatures and Bends
Concerned that your stairs won’t accommodate a life? If curvatures and bends, or height and depth of your stairs worry you, know that there are lifts for any and all living situations. The best way to find out how this works is to talk to a mobility retailer or representative. It is even more imperative that you don’t rely on laymen or invest in private-party sales for lifts when you have a complex living situation, such as an angled or curved stairway.
Inside and Out
Yes, it is now possible to install lifts both indoors and outdoors for increased access and convenience. Make sure that it is the right model to withstand the elements, even in the milder climate of Southern California. Porch, pool, and stairlifts can make the exteriors of your living situation as accessible and enjoyable as the inside; call a mobility professional to learn more today.
Weight Restrictions and Limits
When speaking about ill-fitting stairlifts, it should also be mentioned that the wrong type of lift can be an issue. Know the weight limits and restrictions before trusting it to carry individuals safely. You should also never ride passengers on the lift; it is intended for one user and there is only one safety belt on the seat.
Speaking of safety practices, sick to the recommendations and guidelines provided by the manufacturer to prevent problems of any kind when using your lift. These suggestions typically relate to safe use and operation of the lift, as well as provide outlines for maintaining and servicing your device. Make sure to review the owner’s manual and materials after buying your lift and defer questions to your mobility retailer directly.
Sales, Service, and Support
Finally, there really is no comparison to the service and support after the sale when it comes to buying a stairlift; who will you call if your device stops working? Where will you direct your questions or queries? When you buy from a company that prides itself on a reputation for providing quality sales and service in Southern California, you have someone to call. When buying your lift, consider what customers have to say about the service and support after the sale; this can be very telling.
Use these tips when contemplating a stairlift in your home and rest assured that it will be fitted properly when hiring a reputable professional. A professional mobility technician is the only person that you should ever permit to service, repair, or install your stairlift; it is truly the only safe route for buyers to go.
For professional mobility sales and service in California, reach out to Pacific Mobility; with over 60 years in the industry, they have the expertise and skills to find the best mobility aids for your situation. Don’t risk safety by buying aids from second-hand venues, private parties, or shady sellers; trust the mobility experts at Pacific Mobility.
President, Husband, Father, Grandfather Graduate of UC Davis- Bio Sci Major- Go Aggies! Jeff has extensive experience in all of Pacific Mobility’s products and services, and specializes in accessibility products as well as stairlifts, ceiling lifts and custom wheel chairs. His hobbies include spending time with family, gardening, mountain biking, exercising and off road motorcycle riding.
24 years as Owner/President of Pacific Mobility Center – selling, installing, and servicing stairlifts, porch lifts, ceiling lifts, pool lifts, handicap ramping, specialty wheelchairs, scooters, power wheel chairs, and other power mobility devices
Certified Environmental Access Consultant since 2008
Licensed General Contractor since 1998
Certified Aging in Place Specialist since 2016
Board Member for Home Access Professionals
Member of Association of Members of the Accessibility Equipment Industry (AEMA)