The Process of Installing a Stairlift
For some of us, mobility is difficult. Climbing upstairs is not always as straightforward as it seems and it can easily happen that you may not be able to move up the levels of your home anymore. Luckily, stairlifts have been made to make mobility straightforward for everyone. E Lifts have put together our guide for installing a stairlift in your home.
A brief history of stairlifts
Stairlifts were first developed for the U.S in the 1930s, particularly aimed at victims of polio who have lost their mobility. Since then they have become global and are recommended for the elderly, disabled and those who have restricted mobility. They are commonly installed in the home for full accessibility.
Getting your stairlift installed
Getting your stairlift installed is straightforward. The installation will often be incredibly easy when done by the best technicians.
The process begins with checking the rails of the stairs, they should be intact and sturdy enough to install the lift, at which point the technician will install the brackets.
Following this, traction is added to the brackets, which are above the stairs and securing it in place. When installed correctly, the lift will be far enough away from the wall and bannister to prevent scrapes but not too far away to cause disorientation.
After that, the lift will be installed and ready for use. We recommend getting a professional to install your stairlift, as it can be potentially dangerous if not installed correctly.
Using the stairlift
A common misconception about stairlifts is that they will damage the stairs or even your carpet. Installed correctly, your lift will not cause any damage to you or your home. With the lift being attached to a rail on the stairs, above your carpet, there will be no damage to that. Similarly, with the minimal brackets required for the stairlift, there should be no damage to the stairs in installation, or through use.
Get your stairlift
Getting a home assessment is simple, and from there you can book a date and have your stairlift installed in as little as a few hours on the day. If you are struggling with mobility, then a stairlift might be the home improvement you need.
How we can help
We hope these points can help you in finding the right lift for you. Euro Lifts covers all lift testing, installing a stairlift and lift maintenance. We are located in the South West of England, covering Plymouth and the surrounding area. If you do have any questions about what we have to offer and would like to request a free quote or a site survey please contact us. 0800 999 1199 or email us at email@example.com.