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Stairlifts can be a valuable investment and are often a one-off purchase, so it’s important to ensure you’re getting the most out of yours. If you’ve had your stairlift for a while, you might be wondering ‘does my stairlift need a service?’ We’ve put together some of our most frequently asked questions in relation to stairlift servicing. Read on to find out more, so you can make sure your stairlift lasts you a lifetime.

How often should I service my stairlift?

Modern stairlifts are built to last, and once installed are designed to be low maintenance for the user. To ensure your straight, curved, or reconditioned stairlift is in top working order, a routine stairlift service is recommended once every 12 months or so. As a piece of equipment that’s used every day, there are simple things you can do to encourage your stairlift to stay in a good working condition. Looking after your stairlift with some light regular cleaning for example can help keep it at it’s best. You can read more about how to clean your stairlift here.

How do I know if my stairlift needs a service?

Most people don’t experience any issues with their stairlift, so it can be tempting to skip your annual stairlift service and only get one when something needs fixing (for example when a part has worn out and needs replacing.) However, it’s best to keep on top of things rather than waiting for something to need fixing, and routine servicing is a great way to prevent a stairlift breakdown. A stairlift service will ensure everything is working correctly and properly lubricated. The stairlift technician can also use this opportunity to replace any worn parts in order to prolong your stairlift’s life. Get in touch with your stairlift provider directly if you’re wondering whether you’re due a service. Remember – never be tempted to try and service a stairlift yourself if you think something might need fixing. From technical moving parts, to general wear and tear, qualified engineers are specially trained to do this for you. They’re also trained to understand the exact needs for your specific stairlift make and model.

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Halton Stairlift’s technicians are happy to get you moving again should you need a callout. The experienced and highly skilled team will ensure your stairlift is serviced to the highest quality and safety standards. Depending on the issue, the team are also often able to repair your stairlift in your home, meaning there’s no need for any lengthy repairs (and your stairlift won’t need to be taken away and re-installed.) On the rare occasion that your stairlift does need to be repaired in Halton’s workshop, the team will do this as quickly as possible, so you won’t be without it for long.

Stairlifts are often the perfect choice for helping you or a loved one regain their independence at home. For a fixed quote for stairlift repairs and servicing, speak to the friendly team at Halton Stairlifts. Our experts are on hand to assist you on 0800 644 7766.