Choosing to have a stairlift installed in your home is a worthwhile investment, but have you ever thought about what happens next? Apart from the odd upgrade or annual maintenance check from a professional, once your stairlift is installed, it’s up to you, the user, to keep it in good condition day-to-day. Although used every day, when well-looked after, your stairlift can last you for many years and offer a lifetime of reliability and comfort.
Although our customers often tell us they wish they’d considered getting their stairlift sooner, we also often receive questions about how to keep certain stairlifts in tip-top condition all year round. We’ve put together our best advice when it comes to looking after your stairlift. Read on to find out more about stairlift maintenance and aftercare.
Do your homework
You’ll likely have already done a lot of research into finding the right stairlift for you. So, don’t forget to brush up on how to look after it once it’s yours. Your stairlift technician will be on hand to answer any questions you might have while they are in your home installing your lift, so don’t be afraid to ask anything you’re unsure about during the process. After purchasing your stairlift, be sure to familiarize yourself with the basics of how to look after your model. You can do this easily by reading through the instruction manuals specific to your chosen stairlift. This will make sure you’re aware of the basic rules and will guide you in using your lift.
Regular cleaning will help it to run better
Cleaning the stairlift and track is an efficient way to make sure your stairlift maintains its life span and can prevent the build-up of dust and grime over time. For more tips on how to safely clean your stairlift, take a look at our handy ‘how to clean your stairlift’ article.
Use it frequently
Try to use your stairlift regularly and avoid long periods of inactivity. Remember, stairlifts are designed to be used regularly and like any machine, leaving it dormant for too long prevents you from noticing any issues that might otherwise be easily fixed. Don’t be tempted to unplug anything when your lift is not in use, as turning your machine off from the wall socket can cause issues with the automatic battery charging.
It’s rare to encounter any problems with your stairlift, but your model will usually let you know if something isn’t quite right. For example – if your stairlift is beeping, it’s trying to tell you there is a problem with the battery. You can read more about that here. Regular preventive maintenance of stairlift is important to keep the device in good working condition. By taking these steps you can ensure you’re getting years of quality use out of your stairlift.
Stairlifts are often the perfect choice for helping you or a loved one regain their independence at home. If you’re looking for stairlift repair or removal, speak to the friendly team at Halton stairlifts. Our experts are on hand to answer your questions on 0800 644 7766.