Step this way for stairlift solutions
Mobility Solutions have been supplying, installing and servicing stair lifts for Local Authorities, NHS, Care Homes and Private Individuals for many years.
If you have difficulty getting up and down stairs you are not alone. Every year thousands of people look for a solution to the problems posed by the difficulty they have using the staircase in their home.
At our showroom in Central Southend-on-Sea we have fully functional stair lifts for you to try out and our friendly staff will be happy to demonstrate how easy it is to use a stair lift.
If you are thinking about having a stairlift fitted you may have some questions, below are some of the most frequent questions people have about stairlifts.
Which stairlift is right for me and my staircase?
Stairlift tracks fall into two categories, straight and curved. It can be a little confusing to know which type you need for your staircase.
We offer a range of stairlift systems and our advisor will be able to conduct both a survey of your staircase and assess your needs to help you identify which system is right for you.
The Minivator 950 Plus straight stairlift is suitable for use where a stairlift only needs to travel in one straight line, for example from the hall to the landing. Straight stairlifts cannot go around corners.
Curved stairlifts have tracks that are specifically designed to suit staircases that turn corners or are spiral. There are many types of curved stairlifts and our advisors are happy to assist you in making an informed decision as to which one is best suited for your needs.
Heavy Duty Stairlifts
From Home Adapt, the Elite Straight/Elite Curved stairlift + Minivator 1000 Heavy Duty Stairlifts are certified by British Standards and meet BS5776. They have a weight limit of up to 31 1/2 stone(200kg). A Power Swivel Seat, Power Hinge, Power Seat to footrest link are available as an optional extra.
Can I purchase or rent my stairlift?
Straight Rental Service
Sometimes, for a number of reasons a stair lift may only be required for a short period of time. In these circumstances it may be prudent to rent rather than purchase a stair lift, here at Mobility Solutions (South) Ltd we are able to offer stair lifts on a short term rental basis.
For further information and to see our whole range of rental products please visit our Rentals Page
Stair Lift Purchase and Removal Services
The idea of selecting a stairlift and having it fitted may be daunting at first, however, stairlifts can usually be fitted in two to four hours.
When a stairlift is no longer required people are often at a loss as where to go to get it removed. We purchase lifts for refurbishment and re-use, dependent on the age and condition of the stairlift and our own stock levels.
If you wish to have a stair lift re-sited Mobility Solutions can provide a survey service, to confirm the stairlift specification that is required for the staircase requiring the stairlift.
Will I need to redecorate once my stairlift is installed?
Your new stairlift will be fitted to your staircase, not your wall so in most cases the answer will be no.
In some instances you may need to have a handrail moved or a window sill reduced in order to avoid clashes with you new stairlift, in which case some minor re-decoration may be needed after the lift is installed.
How long does it take to install a stairlift?
The complexity of your stairlift will determine how long it takes to fit, however most lifts will only take between two to four hours to install.
What happens if there is a power cut?
There’s no need to worry. Your stairlift is operated by batteries, these recharge when your Stairlift is left on a charge point. This means your stairlift will continue to work if the power supply is interrupted for a limited number of trips. Some models of stairlifts will charge wherever they are left on the track.