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Do Small Domestic Lifts Need Servicing?

Before you purchase a small domestic lift, you may be wondering what the maintenance commitments will look like. Thankfully, it’s very simple to take care of them. Read on to find out what you’ll need to do to ensure your small lift operates safely and effectively.

How Often Should You Service A Small Domestic Lift?

Every lift needs to be serviced from time to time, no matter what size it is. Mechanical components need care and attention, and should be regularly inspected to ensure they’re safe and functional. Because your home lift will be considered as a passenger lift, it should be serviced every 6 months, and every 3 if you use it very frequently. Older lifts may also need to serviced more often, particularly if more issues are cropping up.

Servicing & Your Warranty

If you’ve bought a new lift, it should come with a warranty. This warranty will usually cover you for parts and repairs that are required within the first 12 months of lift ownership. However, most warranties are conditional, and require you to carry out adequate maintenance for it to be valid. Don’t allow your warranty to be invalidated by neglecting your small domestic lift’s maintenance needs. Be sure to schedule your first service within the first six months of installation.

Signs That You Need To Book A Lift Service

On top of your regular servicing, you may also need to call out a technician for some additional tweaks. Your lift doesn’t have to be completely damaged to need attention, but make sure you get it seen to if you notice the following:

  • Mid-levelling – When your lift stops below the floor you’re going to, it’s known as mid-levelling. This is a huge safety issue, as it creates a trip hazard. It could also prevent wheelchair users from exiting the lift. This is a sure sign that you need to get a service.
  • Erratic Movements – When your lift feels jerky or unstable in transit, it probably needs a good service. Jerkiness can be caused by mechanical issues, component failures and a lack of regular servicing.

For Domestic Lift Servicing, Choose Dolphin Stairlifts

If you’ve got a small domestic lift and need to get it serviced, make a booking with one of our professional technicians today.

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