You’ve been able to remain in your home for years. You’ve had a stairlift added to your stairs several years ago, and that has been a very welcome addition so that you can access the rooms on the second floor of your house. But recently you’ve noticed that the stairlift doesn’t seem to be working as well as it used to.
When you notice that your stairlift isn’t working just right, call the expert technicians at Advances for Daily Living to have them come out to inspect your stairlift and correct whatever is wrong. There are a number of different issues that might need to be addressed, so it is best to have an experienced technician review your stairlift service.
What Could Go Wrong
Stairlifts are one of those items that seem relatively simple and easy, but in reality, have a number of intricate systems that all have to work in combination. If one of those systems isn’t working right, it causes issues and additional wear on the other parts. The sooner that these issues can be addressed, the less additional wear will happen for the rest of the parts.
Looking at some of the possible things that might go wrong can start with the battery and the charging contacts. Sometimes the charging contacts become soiled and cause the battery to not recharge as well as it once did. Cleaning these can have a dramatic impact on performance, and can help to extend the life of the battery. Also, the battery itself might be the problem and causing poor performance, needing replacement.
Another aspect that needs to be looked at is the rollers that are used on the guide rail. One or more of these rollers might be failing and needing replacement. These bad rollers could cause a noticeable reduction in performance going both and up and down the staircase guide rail. Along with the rollers are the drive mechanisms for the rollers, and those motors might need servicing.
Other aspects that should be looked at include the controls on the chair itself, any circuit boards that might not be working as intended, reviewing the governing systems that keep the chair from moving too fast or slow, as well as the braking system. There could also be issues with the track limits or other adjustments.
As you can see, there are a number of possible issues that could cause your stairlift to not function at top efficiency or to even malfunction. Having a technician from Advances for Daily Living come to check your stairlift will ensure that your stairlift is in top working order.