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When is The Best Time to Have a Residential Elevator Installed?

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Residential elevator installation can help enhance your home and your life

Procrastination happens to the best of us. Sometimes time slips away, and specific tasks go from the top of the list to the bottom. Have you told yourself that you need to have a residential elevator installed? But still, have yet to do so? Now is the best time, especially if any of these instances apply to you. Read on to discover what they are.

If There is a Decrease in Mobility

There is a common notion that only older people can benefit from having a residential elevator in their home, which is entirely untrue. A decrease in mobility can happen to anyone due to an illness or operation. Here are some telltale signs that your home is starting to become an obstacle:

  • Walking up and down the stairs is no longer instinctive, and it’s starting to become a chore, a difficult task or avoided altogether.
  • You experience frequent falls and accidents.
  • Doing everyday tasks has become exhausting.
  • You go through a lot of pains and aches moving up and down your stairs.

If There Has Been a Diagnosis of a Degenerative Condition

Some conditions that doctors define as “degenerative” are Multiple Sclerosis and Huntingdon’s Disease, along with others. These conditions affect a person’s sight as well as their mobility and movement, making it challenging to walk up and down the stairs. Being diagnosed with a degenerative condition (or finding out that a loved one has been) can be difficult beyond what words could describe. To make life better, people with these conditions often have lifts installed early on to prepare for potential mobility issues in the future.

If You are Remodeling Your Home

Residential elevator installation and home remodeling go hand in hand. During this time, you can address and assess how the lift will fit into your home, and if it works with the new designs and layout that you had in mind. You always want to ensure that a residential elevator will fit perfectly into your home without any upheavals. If, throughout the remodeling process, you see that a residential elevator is a perfect fit, give us a call. You’ll be one step closer to enhancing your home, but more importantly, your life. 

Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!

For 14 years, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.

For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!

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    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
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