Stairlift repairs are usually a process best left to the professionals. However, there are a few things you can do yourself to help maintain a long-lasting and functional lift. All our installations at Dolphin Stairlifts are extremely high quality, so we’re confident they’ll last for decades, and we even provide servicing options to extend the timeline further.
To assist you in maintaining your own stairlift, we’ve created this brief guide on what you can do at home.
Common Stairlift Repair Issues & Advice
When it comes to stairlift repairs, there are a few common issues that can occur. Please see below for how to avoid them, and what to look out for.
Slow or Delayed Operation
There are a few causes for this sort of problem, but this repair is primarily caused by misuse of the stairlift. Unless you opt for a heavy-duty design, there is a weight limit.
We recommend you avoid using the stairlift to transport heavy objects, especially if you do so whilst sitting in the chair yourself
Grinding & Abnormal Sounds
Depending on the age of your stairlift, there is a multitude of reasons for unpleasant sounds emanating from the motor. However, commonly this is due to a lack of lubrication. We recommend contacting a professional service to assess the damage to your stairlift. It’s often a quick repair but will require an inspection.
Stairlift Maintenance & Repairs You Can Do
The best thing you can do to maintain a healthy, functional stairlift is to clean it. We advise cleaning your stairlift and its exposed mechanisms often to avoid any dust or debris from getting caught up in the components. Additionally, you can maintain a regular servicing schedule. It’s easy and stress-free to contact one of our expert team to inspect, assess and repair your stairlift as needed. By doing this, you can be confident that your lift will stand the test of time.
Choose Dolphin Stairlifts For Professional Repairs
For a functional, well-maintained stairlift, contact Dolphin Stairlifts. We have decades of experience in the industry. What’s more, our packages come with a servicing aftercare element to help keep your lift in working order.