It’s important to keep your stairlift dealer’s contact information handy, should you need to contact them for maintenance or service. When shopping for a lift, please keep in mind the warranty will vary from dealer to dealer. We suggest asking the dealer you plan to work with about the offered warranty on the stairlift you are considering.
Maintenance for Your Stair Lift
It’s not required to have your lift regularly maintained by your dealer, but we strongly suggest you consider scheduling an annual appointment to ensure your lift’s health. If you think you’ll one day consider either selling or donating the lift, it will be easier to do so if it is well maintained.
Cleaning Your Stairlift
Harmar’s stairlifts, unlike others on the market, do not require any grease or lubrication to operate. This means there will be less all-around maintenance, less mess on your floors and walls, and less of a chance of the rails clogging. Regardless of the lift you choose, it’s recommended you use either multi-surface wipes or a dust rag once a month to keep any dust from collecting on or in it; however, this is not absolutely necessary. If you choose to dust your stairlift, ask your dealer for lift-specific cleaning advice.
Optimizing Your Chairlift’s Battery
Many stair lifts on the market are battery operated, which helps them run in the event of a power outage so you won’t miss a step. Depending on the stairlift you choose, the following steps may help optimize the battery:
- Turn off the stairlift if you leave town for an extended time or during a power outage when the lift is not in use.
- Make sure you use your lift regularly to keep it running.
- Do not unplug it so it can stay fully charged.
- Keep the chair parked at the top or bottom of the rail – this is usually where the charging strip is located.
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What Happens to my Stairlift in a Power Outage?
In the event of a power outage, Harmar’s stairlift batteries will help you maintain the use of your lift for up to 60 cycles, or roundtrips up and down your staircase.
Stairlifts Grants and Funding Opportunities
Government and private grants and other funding opportunities can help such individuals to improve their quality of life. However, searching and applying for funding opportunities can be stressful.
Stairlift Buyers Guide: Straight Stairlift Installation Process
Depending on the length and staircase, straight stairlifts can typically be installed by one or two professional installers, as they are much less involved than many custom curved stairlifts.
Stairlift Buyers Guide: Curved Stairlift Installation Process
Curved stairlifts can be more involved, compared to straight stairlifts, due to their custom design and potentially intricate rails.
Stairlift Options, Models, and Features: Pinnacle, Summit, and Helix
Stairlifts, or sometime called “chair lifts,” can be designed for use indoors or out with either a curved or straight rail, depending on the need and layout of the home.