Facts you should know about Stair Lifts
A chair lift is a mechanical device that is designed to transport a person up or down a stairway. Stair way lifts, whether they are installed in a private residence or a commercial building, are governed by the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) A18.1 national public safety code. Stair way lifts that are installed in a home do not need to be inspected by a licensed elevator inspector; however, they must still meet ASME code.
Stair lifts come in all shapes and sizes: straight, curved, battery operated and A/C powered.
Residential Stair Lifts: Help your body enjoy the full use of your home.
Stair way lifts are a safe, economical solution for people who have difficulty climbing stairs. Here in New England, most homes are built with two stories, and in the majority of homes, the bedrooms and full bathrooms are on the second floor. So for the elderly or anyone with a mobility limitation, installing a chair lift can make staying in the home they know and love, a reality.
Commercial Stair Lifts
Stair lifts can be installed in public buildings. Although they do not meet ADA code, they still provide access to people who perhaps can walk with assistance, but can not do stairs.
Examples of public places that you'd find a stair lift are:
- Private Clubs
- VFW and Legion Halls