Are you in the process of getting a new wheelchair lift installed in your home? If you are, you might be aware of how big of a project that is. Before starting the installation, there are some preparatory steps you’ll want to take so that the installation itself goes smoothly. We have made a list of steps that you should follow when you’re getting ready to install a brand new wheelchair lift.
Plan the Installation in Advance
If you’ve decided you want a wheelchair lift installed, don’t wait until the day you need it to request an installation. Wheelchair lifts might take around a month before they actually arrive, so if you’re planning on getting one, make sure you plan the installation far enough in advance that it will be ready when you truly need it.
Think About Where it Will Go
Once the lift is installed, it won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, so the location of where it goes is important. You’ll want your wheelchair lift fairly close to the entrance of your house, and it should be easy to access. Keep in mind that the upper landing needs to have enough space to allow someone in a wheelchair to get on and off the lift without trouble. If you’re not sure where the best spot for your lift would be, you can also consult a professional residential elevator company for their advice.
Remember to Stay in Compliance With Local Regulations
Depending on where you live, there might be specific code requirements you must follow, even for those who get residential wheelchair lifts. Some requirements may include getting your lift installed by certain companies, installing only specific kinds of lifts, and making sure your lift gets inspected at certain times.
As long as you work with a solid wheelchair lift installation company, you shouldn’t have to worry about violating any regulations in your area. This is especially true when you work with a local company because they will be more familiar with requirements in your specific location.
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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!