A stairlift can make quite a difference in a person’s life. Because stairlifts are so significant and fundamental when it comes to accessibility, we’d like to shed some light on them. The Internet is super helpful because millions of articles about one particular topic are accessible. However, not every source is credible or correct. With that in mind, we, the stairlift installation experts, will be debunking some common myths.
Myth #1: Our Technicians Install Stairlifts to the Wall
A common myth is that stairlifts attach to the wall. Instead, our technicians mount the stairlift on the stair threads with the track running the length of the stairlift. This fact about stairlift installation is excellent to know because it eliminates the need for extraneous construction work. Sometimes, a small adaption may have to occur, such as trimming down a windowsill to avoid obstruction. However, this adaption is minor, rare, and hardly noticeable.
Myth #2: A Stairlift Will Not Stop if There is an Obstruction
Stairlifts have safety sensors that will immediately activate an emergency stop. This safety feature prevents the stairlift from moving until the obstruction is no longer there. If an item is present on the steps, you won’t run it over, nor will it get caught in the stairlift. Stairlifts are incredibly safe, and you can look forward to a smooth ride.
Myth #3: Stairlifts Stop Working During Power Outages
You may find it surprising that a stairlift is not hardwired to the home. These lifts are direct-current (DC) powered, or battery-powered. That means that you will still be able to use your stairlift even during a power outage. The batteries usually store enough power for multiple trips up and down the stairs. What’s also excellent is that these batteries recharge when a stairlift is sedentary.
Signs That You Need a Stairlift
A surefire way to determine if you need a stairlift is by taking this up with your doctor and family members. Stairlifts undeniably will help if walking up and down the steps has become a challenge and unsafe. You may also want to consider stairlift installation if completing your daily and weekly tasks have become difficult without assistance.
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