When you live in a building with two or more floors and have mobility issues, getting up and down the stairs can be difficult, painful and in some cases simply impossible without assistance. That’s where a handicap stair lift comes to the rescue. With one of these innovative home stair lifts installed on your stairway, the problems associated with climbing stairs are removed from your life.

That’s because a chair lift for stairs takes all the difficulty out of the frequent need to access different rooms in your house, especially the bathroom if its located on the first floor. It may also be that you need to get to and from the bedrooms that are also located on the first floor, or even higher if you have more than one additional floor in your home.

A residential stair lift works on quite a simple principle of a chair fixed to a base unit that runs on small wheels or rollers along a guide rail that is fixed to the stair risers to take the weight. The chair faces sideways, or outwards from the wall to which it is closest and when it reaches the top, or bottom, can be swiveled round to face the user so that getting on and off is easy, especially at the top of the stairs where facing the landing makes it very safe to get on or off. The chair is also locked in position when getting on or off and again when it is swiveled back into its operating position so that there is no movement that would frighten the user.

They are quite economical to run as electric stair chairs do not use much power for their short journey up or down the staircase. Once installed by a qualified installer, the disabled stair lifts are certified safe and have warranties for maintenance and repair.

Stairway chair lifts are an excellent investment if you are finding it increasingly difficult to climb the stairs in your home as the simplicity and ease of use of a handicap stair lift is pure genius and innovation. Don’t go on suffering in silence any more, find out more about these marvels of ingenuity and consider relieving yourself of that unnecessary burden in your life.