Frequently Asked Questions about Stairlifts & Chairlifts for Baltimore, Arlington, Philadelphia and surrounding areas

Stairlifts are the perfect way to maintain independence in your home.

At Stairlift Medics, we provide fast and reliable repair and installation services for both straight and curved stairlifts.

During our installation process, we source only Bruno stairlifts. Bruno creates American-made units fully manufactured with U.S. parts. We care about supporting jobs given to hard-working Americans, which is why we never outsource to other brands.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our stairlifts and high-quality service:

Can Stairlifts Be Fitted to Any Stairs?

At Stairlift Medics, we understand that not all staircases are the same. That’s why we provide custom options to our customers to ensure we can fit a lift in your home without an unnecessary remodel. We offer custom curved and straight stairlifts for indoor spaces. We also install offer outdoor stairlifts.

Our mission is to supply clients with a dependable stairlift installation. This process assures that our clients have safe and accessible homes. No need to modify your house or lifestyle!

How Wide Do Stairs Have to Be for a Stairlift?

Straight and curved stairlifts require a staircase that is at least 30 inches wide. When measuring your or your loved one’s stairs, make sure that you measure from any obstructions that jut into the stairwell.

Is There a Weight Limit on Stairlifts?

The weight capacity of most standard stairlifts is about 300 lbs. Some stairlifts can carry up to 400 lbs. Always make sure to check the size of the chair itself and whether it comfortably fits you or your loved one.  Also, keep in mind that weight capacity isn’t everything when determining the stairlift to choose.  We have had clients weighing 275 and are 6’4” and they were much more comfortable in the Elite given the much larger seat over the Elan, even though the Elan will technically hold their weight.

What if the electricity goes out?

Don’t worry about being stuck. Bruno Stairlifts come standard as a battery powered unit, so you’ll be able to get up or down if there is a power outage.

Is it difficult to take care of a stair lift?

Taking care of your stairlift is easy.  Typically, batteries last on average 3-6 years.  The actual gear on the stairlift track requires greasing with white lithium grease ($5 at Home Depot) annually.  Depending on the rider’s weight clamps and seat should be checked annually as well.  It is recommended that the stairlift be checked annually simply for safety and maintenance.

What is the difference between a stairlift and a chairlift?

Stairlifts and chairlifts can be used interchangeably. However, while that is true, seat lift chairs that stand you up from your lazy boy recliner can also be considered a chairlift.

Give our professional and helpful staff a call if you are unsure which stairlift best fits you or your loved one’s needs.