How To Maintain Your Stairlift
Stairlifts are a mechanical piece of equipment, therefore, they need regular checks and maintenance carried out. However, this doesn’t seem as bad as you may think! Here at Ascendit, we can do most of the work for you, and you don’t even need to think about the maintenance of your stairlift. We provide a maintenance contract on all our lifts for the first year, which includes; an annual service, replacement parts for mechanical failure, call-out charges and labour costs, 365 days a year, and with 24 hour breakdown assistance. However there are some things you can do at home to ensure your stairlift lasts as long as possible.
Keep and eye of the stair rails
Causing strain to the stair rails is a common fear for any stairlift user, therefore to make sure your stairlift never has any unforeseen problems in regards to strain on the rails always leave the rails free from any obstructions. It is also wise to get into a routine of cleaning the rails once a week - but not using a wet cloth near the lift, as this could cause serious damage.
What problems to look out for
Stairlifts are made with the highest attention to detail and craftsmanship, however there is always a small chance of a problem arising at any point. Fortunately, for yourself there are a number of signs you can look out for if you think your stairlift could potentially break.
The noise of your stairlift
Stairlifts are designed to be quite quiet, so if yours starts making a lot of noise or if you notice a change in the type of noise your stairlift is producing then this could be a warning sign of a problem you’re soon to encounter.
The ride of your stairlift
Another sign that there could be a problem with your stairlift is that there is a change in the ride. Whether that be a slower start, or perhaps a not so smooth journey with a lot of juddering. This issue could have something to do with the motor or even worse a leaking battery.
Your stairlift should never make a beeping noise when it is in motion. If it does, then this could be a sign that your stairlift needs a service or some sort of mechanical attention.
Invest in a maintenance programme if you don’t have one
While you may of had a years warranty on your stairlift you should still obtain regular service checks to make sure it is running the best it possibly can be. These type of service checks should only be carried out by professionals.
Here at Ascendit, we always aim to get out the same day your stairlift is broken, we will always walk you through simple checks on the phone to maintain safety when trying to operate a potentially broke stairlift. For more information take a look at our website or call us on 0800 54 20 466.