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Key Features of a Wheelchair Lift

Key Features of a Wheelchair Lift Preferred Elevator

A wheelchair lift is necessary because mobility issues don’t only mean that a person has trouble walking up and down the steps.

A wheelchair lift is important because mobility issues can affect anyone from a child to a senior, and anyone in between. Everyone is deserving of a safe and easy way to move in and out of their home. Mobility issues vary, and we offer many products that can help anyone regardless of age. Today we’re going to discuss key features of a wheelchair lift, such as its safety features and other components. 

A Wheelchair Lift is Quiet

A common misconception is that wheelchair lifts make loud, jarring noises. However, it’s quite the opposite. Wheelchair lifts are inconspicuous in that they are compact enough to fit most areas, and they don’t make a lot of noise, you can enjoy a quiet, smooth ride. 

This means that your lift won’t take up a lot of space, nor will it be in the way. 


A wheelchair-enabled person should be able to go out and get some fresh air when they have the desire. A wheelchair lift can help a user go outdoors and indoors safely. Fortunately, wheelchair lifts have weather-resistant controls and finishes. You don’t have to think about the elements causing your wheelchair lift to have a malfunction or ruin its appearance. 

Emergency Stop Switch and Obstruction Sensor

This device has an emergency stop switch on its platform. You’ll never have to fear that you won’t be able to stop your wheelchair lift from moving. You can control your lift on demand at any time. Also, if an object gets in the way of your wheelchair lift lowering, it will stop automatically until the item is no longer there. 

Reliable AC and DC Battery Power

Wheelchairs lifts have reliable AC and DC battery power. The benefit of this is that you can still rely on your wheelchair lift if there is a power outage. It’s standard for AC battery power to operate in lifts 4 and 6 feet units. DC battery power is available in all heights and the standard for any lift taller than 10 feet. 

Reach out to Preferred Elevator today if you’d like to learn more about the benefit of wheelchair lifts. 

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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    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
    • 24/7 Emergency Service
    • Business Hours:
      Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
    • MHIC #123888
    • Elevators Contractors License #1186
    • DC License #ELC1300867