It is important that most owners of assistive devices do their maintenance if they wish to prolong the working lifespan of their equipments. They should pay special attention after their warranty has expired as replacement parts are expensive and difficult to find if the model is no longer available on the shelf. Majority of the owners will neglect to perform this regular duty and end up hiring repair service which are often costly. Therefore, it is helpful if families or kins of end users know some simple maintenance skills, so they can do their regular self check. In fact, you can refer to the manual to pick up some simple skills on how to check the health of the stairlifts.
One of the first things you should know is how to open up the system to view the inside of the system. You will need the correct set of tools in order to open up the side panels of the stairlifts. A standard philips screwdriver should be able to do the job.
Secondly, when faced with the internal circuitry, you should refer to the manual when trying to identify colored wires and the connection points. You can use a dry cloth to clean the connectors as sometimes, dust can cause intermittent connection problems. Users should have the standard electrical tool set when they are disconnecting the cabling and connectors. Cable ties are also useful to organize the messy cables inside.
These are general guidelines, it can be applied to most old and brands such as Acorn, Ameriglide, Brooks, Bruno, Excel, Minivator, Stannah, Summit and ThyssenKrup Access. It does not take a lot of time for someone in the home to maintain the stairlift in tip top working condition. By following the simple steps learnt over the Internet along with the manufacturers’ user manual, users can be spared the anguish of having this important equipment break down frequently. What is more important is that they can save the money from hiring professional repair service companies.