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Product Buyers Guide: Straight Stairlift Installation Process

Oct 5, 2022 | Buyers Guide

About Harmar Dealers and The Support Team

Most Harmar dealers and installers are LiftSquad-certified.

LiftSquad is a team of seasoned, professional installers who take classes to obtain and maintain certification in Harmar products and installations. They take an oath to make safety their number one priority, respect and protect your personal property, and must pass background checks. You can find LiftSquad-trained dealers on the dealer locator at Harmar.com.

Learn more about the LiftSquad Promise here.

Installation Time

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. Because each dealer and installation team is different, we suggest you ask about install time during your dealer consultation.

Day of Installation

When your installation team arrives, they will take final measurements to ensure all their numbers are correct and to avoid any excess drilling into your stairs.

Next, the railing is cut and fit together so the rail sits at the appropriate incline for secure travels at a smooth speed.

After the rail brackets are in place, one more round of measurements will be taken to ensure the rail is far enough away from the wall so no marks will be made as you travel up and down the steps. Please note: stairlifts do not require rail supports to be drilled into every step. Only a select number of stairs are needed for securement.

The chassis then slides onto the rails and is turned on. There will be a loud beep, which indicates the unit is healthy and ready for use.

 Folding Rail Applications

Should you need a folding rail to avoid any doorway or hall obstructions, this add-on will be installed at this point to the bottom of your rail, then test the automation.

Testing Your Lift

Harmar’s LiftSquad-certified dealers and installers each make a promise to train their customers and their caregivers on the use of their new lift. So, after the installer personally tests the installed unit and ensures it is ready, they will instruct you and your loved ones on proper use to ensure your comfort and confidence in your new lift.

Interested in learning more?

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