If you have a wheelchair lift at home, it’s very convenient for helping people get up and down the stairs when it would otherwise prove difficult to do so. What you don’t want is for your lift to malfunction and stop being able to perform its task. To prevent problems with your lift, and resolve them as well, it’s important to know what issues it’s most likely to encounter. Here are some of the more common problems a wheelchair lift may experience.
Improper Use Will Make Your Wheelchair Lift Stop
Wheelchair lifts have quite a few safety features. Sometimes, these features prevent the lift from working if you aren’t using it properly. This can be frustrating at times, but it’s ultimately for the safety of the passenger and those around them. That’s why you should always follow the safety guidelines for your wheelchair lift. It keeps your lift up and running, while keeping you safe.
Your Lift Needs Help When Being Folded
Your wheelchair lift will come with folding and unfolding buttons. After you’ve been using your lift for a couple of months, you may find that these buttons aren’t working as well as they normally did. A common reason this can happen is because of objects that are pressing against either the outboard or inboard barrier. Therefore, you’ll want to keep these barriers free of obstructions at all times.
Your Wheelchair Lift Has an Electrical Failure
This problem is not as common as the others, but electrical failures can happen. If your lift detects an electrical failure, it may disable itself so that no one can use it until the failure is corrected. Calling an elevator repair company is your best option in this situation, as they will be able to identify the source of the electrical failure so that your lift can get up and running again.
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For over a decade, 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!