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Myths Involving Wheelchair Ramps

Myths Involving Wheelchair Ramps

Here are some of the myths that revolve around wheelchair ramps.

Have you been thinking about getting a wheelchair ramp for yourself or a loved one? If so, it can be a wise decision. Wheelchair ramps give people who use them the ability to access places around their home that they otherwise would be unable to reach. Now, perhaps you’ve heard rumors about wheelchair ramps that are dissuading you from making the decision to install one. We’re here to clear up any confusion revolving around them so that you know for certain if getting one is right for you. Here are some of the myths that revolve around wheelchair ramps.

“Wheelchair Ramps are Expensive”

Since money is a big factor in determining whether something’s worth installing or not, it can be discouraging to hear that a wheelchair ramp is a steep investment. Fortunately, they don’t always have to be so expensive. Many ramps are very affordable, and you also have to consider what expenses you avoid by investing in one. By getting a wheelchair ramp, you keep people who use them safer. You wouldn’t want them to try using the stairs only to fall over and hurt themselves. They would not only be put in danger, but the medical expenses would likely be higher than the cost of getting your wheelchair ramp. It’s best to make the investment now so that you keep your loved ones, and your wallet, safer.

“They are Tough to Install”

You might be under the assumption that wheelchair ramps are pretty difficult to install. Fortunately, the installation process is actually rather simple, especially when you get professional help with the installation process. Professional wheelchair ramp installation companies will know how to design your ramp such that it will fit seamlessly into your home. Once they can see the inside of your home, they’ll know what type of ramp works best for you, as well as where the best spot for the installation will be.

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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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