Published at Friday, 14 September 2018. Stair. By Maya Ehrenstein.
But to keep yourself active and to fulfill your needs you need to move up and down the stairs. The first option to move up and down the stairs is to use a stair lift. But most of the time, these costs so much that many cannot afford them. This is when the stair lift rental comes into being. It is a great alternative to buying one. It either uses electricity to run or is battery operated. It uses heavy materials like aluminum and steel and hence is a secured product. Other than this there a quite a lot of stair lift rental products that are available in the market. The main difference between them is the way they work and the facilities that they offer. Methods which are used by the stair lift rental to transport a person up the stairs are screw method or the rack and pinion method, cable method, and chain method.
While the maintenance of mobility in the event of a power outage is a huge advantage of a DC stair lift system, that advantage is tempered by the cost of replacing batteries every 12 to 18 months, which can run up to $100 a pop for most stair lift batteries. On the other hand, DC stair lifts make less of a demand on the home electricity system, meaning that electric bills will be somewhat lower for DC powered lifts. The batteries of a DC powered stair lift charge in one of two methods: station charging or the use of a charge strip. With station charging, permanent charging stations are positioned at each end of the rail. Charge strips allow the lift to charge at any point along the track. Today’s rechargeable batteries are reliable and hold a charge better than old models. The typical stair lift battery will stay charged through about 8 trips up and down the track, though it will vary based on how long the staircase is and how heavy the person it is transporting is.
Proper stair design has a maximum rise of eight inches, a minimum run of nine inches and a minimum tread width of 9.25 inches. A safe and properly configured stairway should be at 34 inches wide. As a rule the wider steps are safer then narrow stairs. There needs to be adequate headroom above the set of stairs. The required headroom is at least 6 foot 6 inches. When there is a door at the top of a set of steps, it should open away from the stairs for safety reasons. If a door opens toward the stairs a landing is needed so a person opening the door will not be able to push someone on the stairs.
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