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6 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT STAIR LIFTS
Stairs can present several risks and dangers especially for anyone who lives alone and have trouble going up and down. One of the most effective solutions to this problem is to install a stair lift. A stair lift is a device that will give you more confidence to move freely in the comfort of your own home!
We know you’ve got lots of questions about stair lifts. We’ve compiled the top 6 frequently asked questions about this amazing device.
1. How much does it cost?
Having a stair lift installed in your home is simple and stress-free. All you need to do is to contact us to arrange a visit at your most convenient time. A surveyor will then determine the exact cost of the stair lift depending on the complexity of your staircase for instance if it is straight or curved or any other features you wish to add. The process is absolutely free so you don’t have to worry about any hidden charges or obligation quote. Once you’ve decided to buy a stair lift, we will organize and execute the installation in no time.
2. What is the best solution if I have trouble sitting down?
Understanding the needs of our customers is one of our topmost priorities. Once the surveyor examines your stairs, they will explain the advantages of several solutions such as the perch and sit stand. Stair lift installers are also able to install grab rails in beneficial places of your house to further assist you in getting on and off the stair lift. Aside from this, surveyors can also suggest a vertical platform lift. It features an automatic and self-lowering folding ramp and a spring sensitive bottom that automatically shuts down the device when an obstruction is encountered.
3. How long does the installation take?
We pride ourselves on speedy service from the time you book the appointment all the way to installation. We have locally based surveyors and highly trained installers to help you during the installation process in no time. You can expect your stair lift to be installed within a few hours after determining the type of stair lift suitable for your needs.
4. Will the stair lift damage my hallway?
One of the most common misconceptions about stair lifts is that they are fitted to the wall when in fact, they are not. The truth is that they are attached to the stairs themselves using special brackets that fit through the stair treads. The screws won’t even damage your carpet or your wallpapers so there is nothing to worry about. Our installers will show respect for your home while they work and after the installation. They will clean up the work area to make sure they leave no mess in your house.
5. What will happen if the stair lift breaks down?
First and foremost, there is nothing to worry about the device breaking down although we understand that this is a huge concern for our customers. Our engineers strive to create the most reliable stair lifts in the world with more than 99% of our products have never experienced any breakdown. However, we have a team of highly trained engineers who are able to get to our customers swiftly in the unlikely event of a breakdown.
6. Do stair lifts take up a lot of space?
The answer is that it varies by model. There are different types of stair lifts available where it can be folded up when not in use to maximize space on your stairway for others. For instance, Heavy-Duty stair lifts come with a spacious, contoured CE and accommodating arm and footrests where the footrests fold up and out-of-the-way for your convenience of space.
Need more information on Stair Lifts? Give us a call to answer all your questions. If you would like to set-up a no-obligation in home consultation, get in touch with Harmony Home Medical’s friendly team. Helping you is our passion. We look forward to hearing from you!