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10 Must-Know Factors for a Flawless Curved Stairlift Experience

Friday 3rd May 2024

Investing in a curved stairlift is a huge purchase, and takes lots of planning before it's even installed. At Solent Mobility Centre, we always want to ensure that our stairlifts are perfect for you, so you can have peace of mind knowing you'll be experiencing luxury. In this blog, we're sharing our industry expert knowledge with you - so you can make a smart decision that suits both your requirements and budget!

1) Customisation

Our curved stairlifts are all custom-made, each stairlift is unique. When you invest in a curved stairlift with Solent Mobility Centre, we'll specifically design your stairlift to suit all your needs and requirements. Trust us to improve your daily life with a tailored solution for your mobility needs.

2) Installation

Installations of curved stairlifts are fairly simple, our experienced engineers will carefully install your stairlift in just 2-4 hours! And once they're done, they'll provide a comprehensive demo upon handover so you know how to use your new stairlift safely and with ease.

3) Price

If you're in the market for a curved stairlift, be aware that the price for your stairlift can differ. Here's what you need to know before you make a purchase:

How many bends will your stairlift have? Each 90 degree bend will increase the price.

How long will the rails be? Every metre of rail needed over 6 metres will add to the total price.

How will the stairlift start and finish? There are a few options to how your curved stairlift can start and finish, there are pros and cons to each one depending on your needs but may add to the price.

Do you need a power swivel? A power swivel allows you to automatically swivel at the top and bottom of your stairlift making getting on and off a simple task. However, this may increase the price.

4) Capacity

If you are considering a curved stairlift, it's important to check the weight capacity. The majority of stairlifts can handle a maximum weight of 21-25 stone, depending on the model. Going over the weight limit may risk the longevity of your stairlift and could put you at risk of injury.

5) Speed

Keep in mind that all stairlifts will move at a maximum pace of 20-25 feet per minute. They are slower than an elevator and cannot go any faster.

6) Safety Features

All of our curved stairlifts are equipped with top-notch safety features such as seatbelts, footrest sensors, and obstruction sensors. You can trust us to provide a secure and guaranteed smooth ride up and down stairs.

7) Power Source

Curved stairlifts can be powered by either AC or DC power, if you are in need of an energy-efficient and reliable option then DC is your best choice!

8) Noise Level

If you have concerns about noise levels from your stairlift, you'll be pleased to know that they are usually very quiet! Most stairlift noises are akin to that of a regular household appliance.

9) Maintenance

Once your curved stairlift has been installed, it's important to keep up with key maintenance to ensure it runs smoothly and safely. Regular tasks like cleaning, lubricating, and replacing the battery are essential for optimal performance. Don't let neglect lead to costly repairs or potential safety hazards.

10) Warranty

Our curved stairlifts come with a warranty that varies depending on the manufacturer and model, covering both parts and labour. And, to provide our customers with maximum support, we offer a lifetime warranty on parts for all new stairlifts purchased from us! Our warranties are like no other.

We hope this blog helped you understand the key points of a curved stairlift, if you need further assistance, we are always here to help! Contact us today by giving us a call at 02392 009999 to start your stairlift journey with us!