Many seniors and families who contact us in the Lehigh Valley and the Poconos call us and ask, “How does a free in-home assessment work?” A free home assessment is important to make sure that your stairs and area is evaluated by an experienced professional to match you with the right product and features to keep you safe and happy at home. Below is the basic answer and the assessment is similar regardless if you need a straight stair lift, curved stairlift, vertical platform lift, home elevator, home aluminum ramp, or a commercial stair lift.
A home assessment for a stair lift typically involves a professional from a stair lift company or a trained representative visiting your home to evaluate your staircase and discuss your specific needs. Here are the general steps involved in a home assessment for a stair lift:
- Scheduling the assessment: Contact a reputable stair lift company and schedule an appointment for a home assessment. Provide them with basic information about your staircase, such as the number of steps and any particular challenges or features.
- Evaluation of the staircase: During the assessment, the representative will examine your staircase to assess its dimensions, layout, and any potential obstacles. They will consider factors such as the width, length, and shape of the staircase, the angle of the steps, the height of the steps, and the available space at the top and bottom landings.
- Discussing your needs: The representative will have a conversation with you to understand your specific mobility requirements. They will ask questions about your physical abilities, any existing medical conditions, and any concerns or limitations you may have. It is important to be open and honest about your needs to ensure the stair lift solution is tailored to your situation.
- Product options and customization: Based on the evaluation of your staircase and your specific needs, the representative will discuss the available options and recommend the most suitable stair lift for your situation. They will explain the different features, designs, and models available, taking into account factors like weight capacity, safety features, and ease of use. They may also discuss customization options to ensure the stair lift fits well with your home decor and personal preferences.
- Cost estimation: The representative will provide you with an estimate of the total cost for the stair lift, including installation and any additional features or modifications required. They will explain the pricing structure and any warranty or maintenance agreements associated with the product.
- Scheduling installation: If you decide to proceed with the stair lift, the representative will schedule a convenient date for the installation. They may also provide you with information on how long the installation process typically takes and any preparations you need to make before their arrival.
It’s worth noting that the exact process may vary slightly depending on the stair lift company or the specific circumstances. However, these steps provide a general overview of what you can expect during a home assessment for a stair lift.
Lehigh Valley Stair Lift Free Home Assessment
When Power Stair Lifts visits your home, we have the ability to measure and do an immediate 4D rendering of your staircase with a stair lift. To measure a home staircase for a stair lift this is what we do:
- Measure the total length: Measure the total length of your staircase from the bottom of the first step to the top of the last step. Use a measuring tape or a measuring wheel to get an accurate measurement.
- Measure the width: Measure the width of the staircase by measuring the distance between the two side walls or railings (if present). This measurement is important to ensure the stair lift will fit comfortably within the available space.
- Measure the individual steps: Measure the dimensions of each step, including the height (rise) and the depth (tread). Measure from the top of one step to the top of the next step to get the rise, and from the front of the step to the back to get the tread.
- Identify any obstructions: Take note of any obstacles or obstructions that may affect the installation or use of a stair lift. This could include handrails, narrow doorways, protruding objects, or limited space at the top or bottom landings.
- Take photographs or make sketches: It can be helpful to take photographs or make sketches of your staircase from different angles. This will provide additional information to the stair lift representative and assist in designing a suitable solution.
During the home assessment, a Power Stair Lifts representative from the stair lift company will perform these measurements for you. We are experienced in taking accurate measurements and considering other factors necessary for a proper installation. It’s recommended to rely on their expertise to ensure accurate measurements and a safe and effective stair lift solution for your home.
To schedule your free in-home stair lift assessment call us at 484-895-1188 or fill out our contact form.