When it becomes difficult to move up and down stairs, stairlifts become a great alternative for getting to the different floors of your home safely. By being able to access all areas of your home, you retain more independence and you can enjoy everything that your house has to offer. You don’t want your stairlift to break down, so it’s important to stay on top of all necessary maintenance procedures for it. This way, it’ll always be ready when you need it. Here are maintenance tips you should follow to keep your home’s stairlift operational.
Consider What Could Make Your Stairlift Break
Knowing how to properly use your stairlift and things to avoid could will help you figure out the best approach for taking care of it. A common problem stairlifts could face is dealing with too much weight. A home stairlift is designed to handle a certain amount of weight, and if you go beyond that limit, it won’t last too long. Consult your stairlift owner’s manual to determine what weight limit your home stairlift has.
Routine Maintenance Procedures
Some parts of routine maintenance can only be handled by licensed mechanics during stairlift service appointments. That said, though, there is still plenty that you can do to keep your stairlift up and running.
To start, you can clean off all of the dust that it accumulates. A dry rag should suffice for the job. Do not use a wet rag or harsh chemicals to clean it because you can damage the stairlift’s various components. You also want to check on your batteries and battery charger and be sure they’re charged at all times. Having the charger constantly plugged in is necessary for a stairlift to operate.
When You Need a Professional to Help You
There are some indicators that your home stairlift needs professional intervention. Take note of when your stairlift makes beeping sounds, or if you hear new or different noises while using the stairlift. Maybe your stairlift doesn’t move as quickly as it once did, which could be a hint that you need a new battery. In any of these situations, it’s best to contact a licensed stairlift mechanics to handle all of the needed repairs and replacements.
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