Modern stair lifts are a far cry from the ones you may have seen in use even 20 years ago. Thanks to modern technology and engineering, a stair lift is now a tool you can have installed in your home without any of the fuss you would expect. There are so many useful features and benefits that you would be surprised. Here are some of the benefits that you can get from a “grease free worm drive” stair lift in your home.
Many people looking for stair lifts for the elderly in Charlottesville, VA, know they still have to have the rails greased to work properly. That used to be the case to ensure the stair lift travelled up and down the rail properly, but not anymore. Nowadays, we have worm drive systems that do not require regular greasing that could ruin carpets. That’s a relief for anyone who’s recently redecorated or simply keeps a clean house.
There is a common misconception that having a stair lift installed means that you’re going to have to have unsightly holes drilled through the wall. While the track does need to be anchored down, it doesn’t actually get attached to the wall. Instead, the track is attached to the steps. This is a preferable option as it means the track is more stable, and that the holes are much easier to hide. If you move out of your home, simply fluffing up the carpet would be enough to cover up where the tracks were attached to the stairs.
We’ve all seen stair lifts in use in people’s homes, but what about in their back yards or front steps? Many are not aware you can buy stair lifts Charlottesville that work outdoors. If there are steps down to the garden area – you can still enjoy it properly by having a stair lift installed. You’ll get the full use of your home again, including the entirety of the yard.
Many people put off buying a stair lift as they worry that it would be dangerous with grandchildren coming over. They worry that when they’re playing, they could start up the lift and injure themselves on it. Today’s stair lifts run on either batteries or low voltage so there is no risk of electrical shock. Key locks are available as an option as well.
Power outages are a real concern for many potential stair lift owners. They worry that if their power were to go out, they would be without the use of their stair lift. That’s bad news if you suddenly find yourself stranded on one floor of the house. Luckily, that’s not the case with battery operated systems. Modern stair lifts all come with a battery pack. When the power is on, they’re continually recharging. If the power were to go out, the batteries have enough reserve power to allow the system to make an average of 25 round trips, meaning you don’t have to go without the stair lift.
Stair lifts are reliable machines, but even the best ones have a hiccup every now and then. If you’re having issues with yours, you won’t have to try and fix it yourself. Your stair lift will come with a service package. Just call an service technician, and they’ll be out to take a look at the problem for you. More often than not, it’s an easy fix. Either way, you won’t be without your stair lift for long. Many issues can be resolved over the phone.
If you have a stair lift Charlottesville installed, it doesn’t actually have to be forever. If you’re living with a short term injury or illness, you can actually have one installed while you’re recovering. It certainly makes life easier while you’re trying to get around your home. Ask your local stair lift provider about having one as a temporary measure, if you think you may need one.
Looking to save money? Then you’re in luck. If you need a stair lift you can look into a leasing a new system. Typical lease options include low monthly payments with a $1 buyout at the end of the lease period. This option allows for ownership without a lump sum payment.
There’s a lot to love about modern stair lifts. If you have any more questions, why not give us a call? We can help you out with any aspect, from buying, to installation and service. Whether you need a stair lift, ramps, or a vertical platform lift – we’ll give you the full use of your home back.