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How to Give Your Stairlift a Longer Lifespan

How to Give Your Stairlift a Longer Lifespan

Here are ways you can raise the lifespan of your home stairlift.

Stairlifts are an invaluable resource to people’s homes, as they give people a safe way to navigate the different levels of their houses. As stairlifts continue to get used, however, they’ll eventually start getting worn down. Given that stairlifts are big investments, you want to get as much use out of them as you can before replacing them. Here are ways you can raise the lifespan of your home stairlift.

Routine Maintenance

Just like with many other pieces of equipment, a stairlift will last longer if you perform regular upkeep on it. This means inspecting it frequently and detecting issues when they’re small. This gives you the best chance to correct any problems your stairlift is facing so that it can continue to perform at optimal efficiency.

Avoid Wet Rags When Cleaning Your Stairlift

To maximize your stairlift’s lifespan, you shouldn’t do anything that can harm it. One mistake that can be made is using a wet rag to clean your stairlift. While water is a common resource for cleaning different parts of your house, stairlifts have components that are susceptible to water damage. As such, you should instead use either a dry rag or a cloth whenever you’re getting cleaning done.

Avoid Putting Extra Weight On Your Stairlift

Stairlifts have a limit to the amount of weight they can support, often in the ballpark of 300 pounds. If this weight limit is exceeded, it can cause additional strain for the stairlift itself. This causes the gears to get worn down at a more rapid rate. It’s even possible for stairlifts to fail completely once enough weight is stacked on it. That’s why you should be mindful of whatever weight limit your stairlift has so that you don’t wear it down more quickly.

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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!

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