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Debunking Stairlift Myths

Debunking Stairlift Myths

Today, we’re going to be debunking stairlift myths for you.

Do you think that you or someone you know could benefit from using a stairlift in their home? Stairlifts are very helpful for people to get to the different levels of their houses with ease. With that said, there are some misconceptions revolving around stairlifts that can discourage people from investing in one. That’s why, today, we’re going to be debunking stairlift myths for you.

Stairlifts are Only for the Elderly

While elders can certainly benefit from stairlifts themselves, there’s nothing saying that other people can’t use them as well. Perhaps you have a serious sports injury or you got into a car crash. In situations such as these, it’s possible you’ve been injured to the point that using stairs is a real challenge. As a result, a stairlift could be a very helpful tool to you, even if you haven’t reached your golden years just yet.

A Stairlift Won’t Work for My Staircase

One of the other stairlift myths out there is that some staircases just aren’t built to be stairlift-friendly. Fortunately, this is untrue. No matter what kind of staircase you have, 99% of the time there will be a stairlift that fits your exact dimensions.

The type of stairlift you need could vary based on what staircase you have, but whether you need a straight or curved stairlift, you can find the right one for your needs.

Stairlifts Can Be Obstructive When They Aren’t Being Used

The third of our stairlift myths is that stairlifts would get in the way when trying to walk around our homes. This could be true if you don’t plan the placement or design of your stairlift ahead of time. However, there are ways to make stairlifts less obstructive when they aren’t in use.

All stairlifts come with parking options to keep them from being a tripping hazard. You can wrap the railing around a corner or banister, which allows you to access the stairs when the stairlift isn’t needed. If you have a straight stairlift, you could also get a flip-up rail installed, which gets the railing out of your way towards the bottom of your staircase.

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

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!

Get in touch with us! Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8 am -5 pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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