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Is it a problem for you that the stairs in your home or office are getting more difficult for you to manage?
Well this is the perfect time for you to invest in a stairlift.
A stairlift is a mechanised seat designed to travel up or down a rail on one side of your stairs. The rail will be bolted on one side of the stairs.
The seat usually has a backrest. a footrest, and two armrests. is battery powered and charges at rest. so still works fine if the power goes off.
Using a Stairlift
You don’t need any training to use stairlift, everything is pretty straight forward. Just sit yourself on the seat and press the button that indicates ‘UP if you intend to go upstairs or ‘DOWN’ if you intend to go downstairs. The button is usually fixed on the arms. After that. the stairlift will move to your desired destination and automatically stop upon arrival.
The controls are available In two options. You can go for the button controls or joystick controls. Joystick controls are an ideal option for those with arthritic fingers. Both are however very easy to use.
Curved or Straight Stairlifts?
Whether your stairs are curved or straight. there’s a stairlift able to fit your specific stair profile. Straight stairlifts are designed to work with stairs that are without any bends or landings.
A curved model, on the other hand, will be custom-built to fit the bends. half-landings. and corners in your staircase.
Besides the control options, you also have the option to choose between a manual or automatic swivel. If you are lucky to have a healthy and strong upper body plus reasonably strong arms. a manual swivel will serve you right. However, if your upper body strength is poor or your hands are arthritic, it’s recommended that you opt for the powered swivel.
When the stairlift isn’t operating. the seat, footrests, and arms will usually fold upwards. Folding the seat and arms is usually easy. However, you could face a few challenges folding the footrest due to its proximity to the floor. We. therefore. recommend that you go for a stairlift that offers a linkage between the footrest and the seat where they all fold up in unison.
It’s absolutely safe to use a stairlift. This is because there are rigid safety standards in place that all stairlifts adhere to.
They include things such as sensors. mandatory seat belts, and constant pressure controls. If you finger slips or detaches from the button or joystick control the stairlift will automatically stop.
Will My Stairs Be Ruined?
The correct answer is NO. Installation of stairlifts is an absolutely clean process. Once some small holes are drilled on your stairs treads and the rail fixed. the remainder of the job will only involve wiring and fitting the stairlift itself.
There are dozens of reasons why you may require a stairlift Its our mission to supply you with only the best brands with proven reliability and performance. Of course you will have to service it regularly. perhaps annually, just to ensure the performance remains unaffected.
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