When we think of something like our car, it would sound wild to consider going over a year without getting it serviced by a mechanic. In a similar manner, you won’t want to do that with your home stairlift. By providing annual servicing to your stairlift, it will continue to function as needed so that people who rely on it are able to go to the different floors of the house without worry.
All repairs should only be done by professional mechanics, but there are ways that you can care for your stairlift on your own as well. Here are some maintenance procedures you can follow to keep your home stairlift operating more efficiently.
Get a Feel For Your Stairlift
In order to know how to care for your home stairlift, it’s important to read up on the model you have. Your stairlift will have a manual that you can read, which will give you the rundown on what preventative care methods you should consider using. The manual should also tell you the frequency of having a professional service it and other important details like weight capacity. And troubleshooting tips.
Keep Obstructions Away
This is a basic type of preventative maintenance, but it goes a long way towards preserving your home stairlift. Whenever your stairlift collides with anything, there is a chance that the stairlift could sustain damage in the process. This will hinder its ability to operate as needed, and the one riding the stairlift can be put into danger. Make sure to keep the stairwells clean of debris so the stairlift can travel smoothly up and down.
Keep the Rails Lubricated
Your home stairlift will need its rails at all times and lubricating them helps your stairlift run smoothly. We advise that your rails be wiped down weekly, and you should use a dry cloth to get the job done. The rails typically need to be lubricated every 6 months so make sure to mark that on your calendars.
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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!