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Stairlift Installation 101

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Adding a stairlift to your home can change the way you think about mobility in your home. Once our lovely team members have surveyed your home, you can get ready and excited for your installation. Here is what you might expect from the installation of your new stairlift.  

An experienced engineer will come out to perform a survey of your staircase via telecommunications or in person. When they have completed their evaluation, you may schedule an installation day and time to work best for you.  

Do I Need to do Anything to Prepare?  

Getting your home ready for installation is not tough at all. You need to make sure your staircase is clear of any cabinetry, items, or anything that could impede the stairs. Wall décor or attachments do not need to be removed as the stairlift rail is attached to the steps and not the wall. Making sure there is a clear path for the engineers is a great way to ensure things go smoothly on installation day.  

There is no need to get your cleaning supplies ready. Our trained technicians, who operate out of their mobile workshops, are great about cleaning up after themselves. They are knowledgeable in best practices to keep your home neat, tidy, and safe.  

How Long Would It Take to Install a Stairlift? 

The process itself will only take about 1-5 hours, depending on which model you have installed. The curved stairlifts may take a little longer than the straight stairlift, depending on their complexity. Though installation happens in a matter of hours, no safety is sacrificed. Before they even arrive at your home, they are tested rigorously by our manufacturer. Once installed, your technician will ensure the carriage and the rail work proficiently and meet or exceed our safety standards.  

By the time your installation is complete, and your stairlift is entirely in service, you will have a chance to test it out. The engineer will be there along the way to guide you through operation, safety, and the user manual. They will stay until you feel 100 % confident in your ability to use the lift.  


Post Installation  

Before the technician departs, they will likely recommend our aftercare services. Our aftercare is essential in maintaining the stairlift. Annual maintenance is suggested to ensure the stairlift is running smoothly for years to come. If you ever need assistance, there is a help desk with 24/7 support you can call any time.  

Choosing to install an Acorn Stairlift is important in regaining freedom inside your home. Thanks to simple installation, wise technicians, and a friendly support desk, you'll be on your way to a new level of independence.  

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