Are you considering getting a stairlift installed in your home? It’s certainly worth your consideration if you or someone you know is having trouble getting from one floor of the house to the next. Perhaps, though, you have unanswered questions about stairlifts, and you want clarity before you commit to buying one, which is a smart move given the significant investment it is. Today, we’ll be answering questions people have regarding stairlifts.
How Can You Be Sure a Stairlift Will Fit On Your Staircase?
There are staircases in all kinds of sizes, and the same goes for stairlifts as well. This means you should have no trouble finding a stairlift that fits the dimensions of your staircase. A professional stairlift installation company can give you insight into what the best size would be for the stairlift you install.
How Much Weight Will a Stairlift Hold?
Since people will be sitting on the stairlift as it carries them up and down the stairs, it’s important that your lift be able to sustain the weight of anyone who uses it. Fortunately, this is no struggle for stairlifts, as they can typically carry anywhere between 300 and 500 pounds, depending on which model you choose.
What Safety Features Do Stairlifts Have?
Safety will always be an important aspect of any stairlift you install, so how exactly do stairlifts ensure your safety? The answer is that there are multiple safety features that stairlifts use in order to keep users safe. They have seatbelts on them to keep users from falling out during operation. There is also a switch that’s known as the momentary switch, which activates your stairlift when you’re ready to use it. This switch only activates when pressure is applied to the lift, which helps to prevent it from moving until someone is sitting on it. You can also get a seat lock switch with your stairlift, which is designed to prevent the lift from operating until the seat gets locked into the right spot.
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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!