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Elevators installed with more than 4 inches of “gap space” between the hoistway doors and the elevator car doors can pose a serious safety risk. Children may become entrapped in the space and could be seriously injured or killed. This risk can be reduced with the proper installation of space guards at each floor.

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Why to Avoid Doing a DIY Stairlift Installation

Why to Avoid Doing a DIY Stairlift Installation

There are a couple of reasons you should avoid trying to perform a stairlift installation yourself, and we’ll be discussing those reasons with you now.

Whenever there’s a home project to be done, you may be tempted to roll up your sleeves and get the job done yourself. It’s that sort of can-do attitude that can save you a good amount of money, as long as you know how to complete the task at hand. Some jobs, however, are too complex for the average homeowner, and one such job would be getting a stairlift installed, if you’re getting one. There are a couple of reasons you should avoid trying to perform a stairlift installation yourself, and we’ll be discussing those reasons with you now.

A DIY Stairlift Installation is Less Safe

Safety should be a top priority whenever you get a stairlift installation done. Without experience building stairlifts, however, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to get the installation done safely. That’s why you should let a professional handle the installation on your behalf. They understand all of the steps that are needed in order to ensure a safe and successful installation for your stairlift.

Professionals Come With Warranties

If you do your own stairlift installation, you’ll be the one who has to deal with any mistakes, should they happen during the installation process. This will cost you additional time and money, and your efforts to get your stairlift installed could be wasted. If you hire a professional to install your stairlift, they’ll come with warranties that protect you in the event that something goes awry during the installation. These warranties can sometimes last for plenty of years, which gives you protection even after the installation has been completed. This means your time and money have no chance of being wasted, making it a much safer option to let the pros handle everything.

Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!

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!

Get in touch with us! Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8 am -5 pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
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