How Do Stairlifts Work?

Stairlifts provide a safe and easy way to get up and down the stairs!

Stairlifts are very easy to understand and operate: While there are some differences between makes and models, all of our lifts have simple controls and robust safety features. All stairlifts have a simple switch that controls their movement. The lift travels up or down the stairway when the rider pushes and holds the switch. The chair will beep once, and stop automatically when the stairlift reaches the end of the track. If you release the switch at any point along the way the lift will start beeping and stop immediately. All of the stair lifts that we sell and install are equipped with a seatbelt.

Stair lifts attach to your stairs, not the wall!: A common assumption of those interested in a stair lift is that the stair lift causes damage to the wall. However, a stair lift will not cause damage to the walls because the rail is attached to the treads of the stairs, not the walls. The rail is held into place by support brackets that are screwed in and placed evenly apart from each other. The screws can go through carpet or any type of surfaces such as concrete, metal or tile.

Stair Lift Controls

Remote Controls: All stairlifts installed by EHLS come with a pair of remote controls, which allows a user to call or send the chair from the top or bottom of the stairs. The controls are a convenient way for a caregiver to control the seat’s motion if the rider needs assistance. The remote control also allows users to use the lift as a dumbwaiter by placing packages or a clothes basket on the seat and using the remote to send them up or down.

Seat Controls: The chair in the picture is from the popular Bruno Elite stairlift seat. The black switch at the end of the right armrest controls the lift. Rock the switch one way and the seat will travel up the stairs. Rock it the opposite way and the chair will head for the lower landing.

Swivel Away from the Top of the Stairs: The rider in this picture is demonstrating how a stairlift seat swivels at the top. As the picture shows, the seat swivels away from the stairs while the footrest remains in place. The swiveling action places the rider’s feet safely on the top landing allowing the rider to stand safely.

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Last week I joined the list of satisfied EHLS customers. As the owner of a material handling products company that sells and installs storage racks, overhead bridge cranes, and other products, I understand and appreciate the important role our employees play in the everyday service of our company especially those who have direct contact with customers. You probably already realize the important role employees like Will plays in your company. I observed Will installing the stairlift at my son’s house. He was very professional and very helpful in demonstrating the chair to my son. Just thought you might be interested in hearing from one of your customers.

I am so glad I called EHLS when I was looking to get stairlifts in my mother’s home. From start to finish they were professional, punctual and communicated with me every step of the way. I asked the tech that came to remove my mom’s stairlifts after she passed to communicate my sincere appreciation back to the company. THANK YOU for everything you did for us. I HIGHLY recommend EHLS for stairlifts!

We are very pleased with the stairlift. We will gladly recommend you to someone if the need arises. Keep up the good work!

Mike S. made every worry explainable for me. The stair lift has been a helpful way to get up and down the stairs.

They did a great job. I love the stairlift and so do my grandkids.

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