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How is My Stairlift Powered?

In the wake of December’s unexpected and devastating tornadoes and the record-breaking snow storms currently hitting the eastern part of the country, you may be rightfully concerned about the possibility of weather-related utility outages during winter weather.  There are tips and tricks that are fairly well-known that you can implement, such as dripping a faucet during especially cold weather to deter pipes from freezing.  For those that rely on stairlifts to get around at home, there’s the added concern of whether the equipment can function during a power loss.  Let’s address this concern and steps you can take to ensure your mobility year-round:

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Stairlift Care: What to Do Before Traveling for the Holidays

Throughout the year and especially now during the holiday season, you may be away from your home for extended periods of time to visit friends and family or to take a vacation.  You’ve got your standard checklist of things to do before departing: ask the neighbor to check the mail, clean out the fridge so you don’t come home to spoiled food, and so on.  But have you considered what steps to take to make sure your stairlift chair is in tip-top shape when you return?  Our friends at Bruno provide the following advice: Continue reading "Stairlift Care: What to Do Before Traveling for the Holidays"

How Often Should I Have My Stair Lift Serviced?

Stair lift going up

The idea of going more than a year without taking your car to a mechanic seems ridiculous.

Even if we weren’t required by law to have our vehicles inspected, we’d want to have a professional check them out to make sure everything was in good working order.

The same thing applies to your stair lift. Having it serviced once a year can ensure safe passage for you or your loved ones. Continue reading "How Often Should I Have My Stair Lift Serviced?"

Seven Safety Features to Seek Out in Stair Lifts

 

An empty stair lift at the bottom of a staircase

For people with mobility issues who have trouble getting up and down the steps, a stair lift installation can be a life-changing event.

But while a stair lift – or lift chair as they’re sometimes called – can be an important component of your home, these devices can cause severe injuries if mishandled.

If you’re considering stair lift installation, you’ll also need to consider certain safety features to protect the person using the lift and everyone else in the household.

Here are a few safety features to look for when purchasing a stair lift.

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