If you have a stairlift at home, you really don’t want it to break down. For many people, a stairlift may be the only way to get from one level of your house to the next in a safe manner. When your stairlift breaks down, you might not be able to access certain rooms of your home. Fortunately, you’ll usually be given signs that you’ll have to get your stairlift fixed, allowing you to address problems early on. Here are some signs that you’ll need a stairlift repair.
Your Stairlift Stops Mid-Trip
The goal of your stairlift is to get you from one floor of your home to another. If it’s unable to complete its trip, you’ll probably need to get its internal lift batteries replaced. This is something that should only get done with professional intervention.
Your Stairlift Makes Chirping or Beeping Sounds
While beeping or chirping from your stairlift can be bothersome, it’s a necessary feature that alerts you whenever you need to recharge your stairlift’s batteries. If your stairlift is lacking power, it could be due to a malfunctioning power supply or because you don’t have electricity in your home at the moment.
You might be able to avoid making a service call if you check on your outlet. If, however, the beeping persists, you’ll need to schedule a stairlift repair with a professional stairlift company.
You Hear Scraping Sounds
This is something you never want to hear from your stairlift, so if you hear scraping sounds coming from it, you’ll want to schedule a stairlift repair right away. This is imperative for preventing any more damage from accumulating.
There are many reasons you could be hearing scraping noises from your stairlift. The issue will depend on what model of lift you have. Typically, it will be due to misaligned internal components, or because your rollers are worn down.
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