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Last Updated on May 2, 2012

Having stairs in your home and being unable to climb them essentially makes you a prisoner on the first floor of your home. Injuries, arthritis, surgery, declining eyesight, and the aging process in general can all rob you of the freedom to go where you choose in your own home. A stair lift can be the key to regaining that freedom, and here we’ll discuss what to look for in a reliable stair lift.

  1. Look for a brand that has proven dependability and reliability. Read customer testimonials, check out the company on the Better Business Bureau, and ask other people who have stair lifts for their advice. Doing your research will guide you to a company with a track record of success.
  2. Choose the safest stair lift for you. Generally, lifts with a seat for you to ride on are safer. If however you have had knee surgery or have problems sitting, then a lift that allows you to perch rather than sit is what you may need, just be especially careful when you are using it. A reliable lift isn’t very reliable if it causes you more injuries or if you are scared to use it.
  3. Another thing to consider is whether you will have a stair lift that is battery-operated. This means that you can use the lift even if the power goes out. If you live in an area where power outages are common, then a battery-powered lift will mean you always have the freedom to go where you please in your home.
  4. Ask about maintaining the stair lift. Make sure that you or a loved one understands the maintenance that goes along with a lift, and don’t forget to schedule any maintenance appointments with the company. Forgetting this step can render the most reliable stair lift useless.

At Williams Lift Company, providing you with a reliable stair lift is our priority. Our consultants can help you pick the best lift for your needs. Contact us today for more information by calling (908) 322-7070.

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