For those who are growing older or who have been injured in some way, it’s common that mobility issues can be a problem. While getting around on a normal floor can sometimes be challenging, climbing stairs can become impossible. If you have a home with a staircase that you’re finding increasingly difficult to navigate, you should consider installing a stairlift, rather than looking to move house. Stairlifts are easy to install, particularly if your staircase is straight, and will literally give you back your independence and your ability to move anywhere you please in your own home.
Choosing a stairlift
Stairlifts generally work off electricity, so a plug point would need to be available. As with any other equipment, it’s important to maintain the stairlift so that it doesn’t suddenly break down when you are halfway up the stairs. This situation can also occur if there’s a power failure. What many models provide is a back-up battery under the seat, so that this is never a problem. However, it’s always advisable to consult with a local company when purchasing your stairlift so that regular maintenance can be carried out. Also, because access to different floors of a home is something you need on a daily basis, you would want a company that was able to reach you quickly if there was a problem. Click here to know more.
Installing a stairlift
All stairlifts work on a system of rails that are attached to the tread of your stairs. When you first decide to purchase a stairlift, you will need to contact a representative to come and look at your stairs, their width and length. This is so that drawings for rails can be provided. In some situations, if you have a simple, straight staircase in your Exeter home, the stairlift will be easy to install and could be functional very quickly. In this situation, you won’t need personalised rails to be manufactured to specific designs. This will save you both time and money and you could very quickly have an operational stairlift.
A2B Stairlifts Ltd offers a range of straight stairlift for both residences and businesses in Exeter and surrounding areas.