Last Updated on January 13, 2013
No matter how tall or curved your staircase, the professionals at Williams Lift Company can install the perfect chair lift for your home. These innovative devices are designed to increase your mobility by enabling you to easily move from one story of your home to another. However, from its safety brake system to obstruction sensors, there is a lot going on to make the machine work. If you notice any of the following signs, it may be time to have your chair lift repaired.
- Rough Motions: If your chair lift frequently feels rocky and turbulent, it may indicate a need for repair. One potential cause for your rocky ride may be dryness of the gears. Without intermittent lubrication, the gears may suffer. Another possibility is the accumulation of residue, dust, and other small foreign substances. If you’re frequently subjected to an unsteady ascent and descent, call a professional to ask whether your chair lift may need to be repaired.
- Frequent Stopping: If your chair habitually ceases to move at the bottom, middle, or top of the stairs, you may need to seek repair. In the event your chair won’t move from the bottom or top of the stairs, the footrest may have hit an obstruction. When your chair stops moving in the middle of its range of motion, this could be caused by a tripped sensor in the footrest, an obstruction, or even a dead battery. Regardless, speak to a professional to assess the problem.
- Broken Parts: Over the course of time, seats, add-on chairs, and safety belts are prone to break. If any of these parts break it will be noticeable to the human eye and indicate the need for repair. If your handheld controller, limit switches, footrest safety sensors, or pressure controls appear to not be functioning as they should, call a professional chair lift repair specialist immediately.