How to Maintain a Stairlift
First of all, the maintenance of the stair lift or the disabled lift should be done by authorized, competent people. Since these elevators are not like other types of elevators, they must be made by authorized technical service personnel who have been trained in this subject. We highly recommend this topic. Otherwise, a person who does not know the maintenance, who does not know the disabled lift or stair lift, tries to do maintenance, which can have very serious consequences. The elevator may break down, cause more expense, and may harm the user while using it.
Please take this advice seriously.
1. The Basics
When you buy a stairlift, it’s important to read through the owner’s manual to learn the basic operating rules for the chair. For example, if you hope to keep the chair in good working order, each device has a maximum load capacity that should not be exceeded. In addition, outdoor stairlifts have different requirements for maintenance and cleaning than indoor products. Consult your manual or contact the manufacturer if you have any questions regarding basic maintenance of the unit and fully understand the requirements and ensure that what needs to be done is done to ensure the longevity of the product.
2. Regular Cleaning
Keeping your stairlift clean is an effective and simple way to preserve its useful life. Take a damp cloth or duster and wipe down the seat and rails at least once a week to keep dirt and dust from accumulating and allowing the chair to slide and descend smoothly down the stairs. Avoid using detergents and solvents as they can be abrasive and may corrode paint or other materials on the product. Instead, opt for a slightly damp soapy cloth for best results.
3. Lubricate the Threads on the Rails
Over time, your chair stairlift may begin to make more noise when running on the rail, making it difficult to walk, so lubricating the teeth occasionally can help prevent this motion degradation. Apply a small amount of grease or a lubricant such as petroleum jelly to the threads of the rail and the moving parts in the chair to keep them well lubricated. It is important to do this after cleaning the stairlift and rail, making sure to remove any visible dirt and debris beforehand.
For best results, always keep your stairlift fully charged and avoid unplugging the chair or turning off the power to the charger. Don’t be afraid to leave it plugged in to avoid draining the batteries; The amount of energy required by the stairlift is relatively low. It certainly will not consume a lot of electricity. Schedule one or two annual maintenance and inspections to make sure everything is running smoothly. If there is any sudden problem or if you get warning signs of a malfunction in the seat, call an authorized service immediately. When the authorized service comes, it will open the plastic covers of the elevator, check the wearing parts and replace them if necessary, both for periodic maintenance and to eliminate a malfunction. It will also check the elevator’s sensors, main board, switches, motor and gears. It will also check the wear condition of the rails, the oil condition. Necessary places will be lubricated, any places with excess oil will be degreased. Then it will close the doors of the elevator, take a test drive and deliver it in working condition.
Maintaining your stairlift is the easiest way to maintain its functionality and longevity. Whether you are physically able to do this yourself or you need to ask a family member or friend to help you, you still need to read the manual and keep the chair and rail clean. If you receive a warning that the device may be malfunctioning, it is important to seek professional help.