Last month we touched briefly on the subject of stairlifts. Specifically, we discussed how they can improve safety for the mobility-challenged when transiting stairs. We got a lot of questions regarding our stairlifts. There seems to be both a lot of interest, and a lot of questions, about stairlifts and how the work. It ma be time for a more detailed discussion of stairlifts and how the work. With that in mind, this month our blog will be doing an FAQ on stairlifts.
What is a stairlift? How does it work? How can a stairlift improve my mobility and safety?
A stairlift is a solution to the problem of getting simply and easily up and down stairs, a problem which often confounds the mobility challenged. A stairlift is typically installed along stairs which are too long for a ramp. A stairlift consists of a powered chair or trolley which rides up and down a track attached to the side of the staircase.
My stairs are curved/bend at a right angle. Can you still install a stairlift?
In short, yes, we can. We install Bruno stairlifts. Bruno, a world leader in mobility products, offers both straight and curved stairlifts. Bruno’s custom curved stairlifts also offer the lowest available inside curve radius.
Will others still be able to use the stairs without riding the lift?
Yes. In most cases a the rail for a stairlift installs within 6 inches of the wall or banister along the side of the stairs. This allows the large part of the tread to remain clear, and since the rails install fairly low, the stairs remain clear for things to be easily carried up and down them.
Can a Bruno stairlift be installed on stairs outside?
Yes. Bruno offers outdoor models that come with a cover so that they can even be utilized in areas that are exposed to the elements.
What if the power goes out?
The models we sell offer battery backup, which means a safe, reliable and uninterpretable supply of power is delivered, so in the case of an outage you can still depend on your stairlift to operate and never need fear being trapped on the stairs.
Is the installation complicated?
No. In many cases, installation can be started and completed in the same day.
Who does the installation?
Pacific Mobility Center is a California state-licensed contractor. Our California contractor’s license number is 744414. Our factory-trained installers will install your genuine Bruno stairlift with satisfaction guaranteed.
Bruno stairlifts make a great Mother’s Day present for those with elderly or otherwise mobility-challenged moms. That’s why, during May, purchase any Bruno stairlift with installation and receive $200 off. Show her you care by giving her her mobility back. Pacific Mobility Center has the lowest prices anywhere in San Diego, guaranteed. Contact us today for a quote. Already have a quote? Give us a chance to beat it! Come in today and see what a difference being a family-owned company makes.
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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)