Stairlifts Plymouth has 40 years of collective experience in stairlift installation, has encountered numerous myths and misconceptions surrounding stairlifts. In this article, we will be debunking 5 of the common misconceptions about stairlifts.
There are various stairlift models designed expressly for staircases with curves, turns, and/or intermediate landings, even if the installation of stair lifts on straight staircases may be more prevalent in some areas. Any set of steps may accommodate a stair lift, regardless of length, curvature, or width. Straight and curved stairs are the two main varieties. This affects which stairlift is appropriate for you. You can utilise a straight stair lift if your stairs are one straight flight. A curved stair lift is necessary for any other arrangement, including stairs with an intermediate landing.
Contrary to popular assumption, stairlifts are DC battery-powered and simply connect to your wall to recharge. They are not hardwired into your home. In the event of a power outage, they can still go up and down the staircase, since they draw power from the reservoir they have stored in their batteries.
The number of trips that can be made depends on the type (straight vs. curved) and length of your staircase as well as the amperage of the batteries. These batteries normally provide enough power to make several trips up and down stairs. When the stairlift is left on a parking spot, the batteries are recharged. When left on their track, certain stairlifts will start charging wherever they are. The term “Continuous Charge” refers to this capability.
It’s a frequent misperception that stairlifts are mounted to walls when they are installed. The stairlift is instead fixed to the treads, with the track extending the entire length of the staircase. There is no longer any need for construction work as a result. Even in these situations, the alterations are quite simple and/or obvious. For example, sometimes a windowsill needs to be trimmed to prevent a collision with the seat.
A straight stair lift can typically be installed in under two hours by a professional because the device installs on the stairs rather than the wall. Even though a curved stair lift is more complicated, installation often takes no longer than one day.
Undoubtedly, stairlifts are useful for some elderly people with restricted mobility, but not all stairlift users are elderly. In fact, a stairlift can be extremely beneficial for a person of any age who may have sustained a serious injury or difficulty and is unable to utilise the stairs securely at home.
For instance, if someone hurts their knee or foot while playing a sport or in an accident, they might not be able to use stairs for a while. For someone who requires temporary assistance ascending and descending stairs, a rental stair lift might be an excellent option. Stair lift users are not simply little old ladies; they are people of all ages who have trouble climbing stairs.
The use of parking is a possibility for curved stairlifts. At the bottom or top of the steps, the rail can be extended and wrapped around a bannister or corner to make the stairs totally accessible when the chair is parked. When a straight stair lift is equipped with a flip-up rail, the issue of the rail getting in the way at the bottom of the stairs, which is frequently a doorway, is resolved.
Nobody is immune to pain; it can happen to anyone. A stair lift makes it simple to gain more mobility and enjoy your entire home. Because it enables you to use all floors of your house safely, a stair lift gives you independence. Contact us if you are interested to install a stair lift in your home with Stairlifts Plymouth.