A stair Lift is a mechanical device for lifting people up and down stairs. They are commonly used for people with lesser mobility, and can be a life saver for those who live in two or three story dwellings. For sufficiently wide stairs, a rail is mounted to the treads of the stairs. A chair or lifting platform is attached to the rail. A person on the chair or platform is lifted as the chair moves along the rail.Stairlifts are known variously as stairlift, stair lifts, stair-lifts, chair lifts, stair gliders and by other names. Stair lifts can come in a variety of different brands, styles and options.
Bathe Safe offers high quality used and refurbished stairlifts for those customers who cannot afford to buy a new stairlift. There is a second-user market for some types of stairlift. This is only offered with straight rail stairlifts because custom or curved stairlifts are made to order and only fit their existing customers locations. Bathe Safe also offers a rental plan, where you can rent a stairlift for a period of time, then either buy, keep renting, or return the stairlift when ready.
Bathe safe offers many different brands, styles (curved, custom, straight) and with many different options such as the power swivel. Below we have listed the three main differentiating types of stair lifts.
These are the most common type of stairlifts used in private dwellings with straight stairs and have a
straight rail (track) which is fixed to the steps of the staircase. Straight stair lifts have a shorter installation
and manufacturing time because they require fewer customization. A straight stairlift means that there are
no platforms or turns in your existing staircase and the stair lift can go straight up and down with no turn, or
change in angles. This generally means that they are also cheaper than other types, since the only variable
among different installations is the actual length of the track. Straight stair lifts can usually be installed
as soon as the next day after signing a contract.
These are normally much more unusual and costly than those with straight rails because they have to be
manufactured to suit the individual staircase (curved stairs). This sometimes involves careful measurement,
design and manufacturing. Bathe Safe uses state of the art imaging to design the stair lift so that it is custom
fit and perfect for your individual staircase. The installation process usually takes longer than for a straight
domestic stair lift. Curved rails or custom rails can be created with a rail system that fits together as a track
system. It works by the installer carrying a number of different sections of rail. These are then built at the
customers premises following the curve of the stairs. This new system removes the need for a custom rail
to be made of the customer premises.
Outdoor Stairlifts come with seats, perches, footplates or platforms and are sold worldwide. They are
similar to indoor stair lifts but with improved weatherproofing. These stairlifts are made to endure the
hot summers and cold winters and still work every time you or your loved one needs to make it up your
outdoor steps. These types of stair lifts make it easy for customers to get in and out of their homes when
a ramp is not a good option and there is no way to get into the house at ground level.