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Stair lifts are easy to use machines that eliminate the stress, anxiety, and trouble associated with navigating staircases. Known as stair lifts, chair lifts, stair climbers, or any other classification, they make mobility safe and easy around your home. Not to be confused with chair lifts at a ski-resort, these stair lifts can be custom fit into your home. Introduced in the 1930s, stair lifts were created originally to benefit people with polio, or any other mobility-deficient conditions.
Our expertly trained technicians can install most stair lifts in 4-6 hours, saving you time and hassle. We ensure that every step is taken to ensure safety and security in your home.
Most stair lifts require a track on either the wall side or the railing side of your stair case roughly 11-12” high. Most stair lifts have folding seats that can make mobility for guests or anyone else not needing one to easily pass by without any problems. Your best bet is to see how far your knees are from the staircase wall – this gives a good estimate of how much space you will need for your stair lift.
Using top name brand equipment and technology, the stair lifts that STAR LIFT, LLC installs are guaranteed safe and easily operable for any homeowner. We comply with all of the rules and codes established by the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and the BBB (Better Business Bureau) where we have a proud grade of 10/10. You need not worry about the safety of your chair lift or vertical lift after our technicians finish their installation process. Since we guarantee our products, your lift will continue to work as long as it is needed. Our lifts are fitted with:
- Footrest safety sensor to stop the stair lift should it strike anything on the stairway.
- Swivel safety switch to insure that the stair lift seat is in the proper position before lifting.
- Safety belt attached to seat for occupant safety.
- Cable tension safe guards insure that the lift will stop if the cable loses tension.
- Limit switches shut the stair lift off in the same place at the top and bottom of stairs automatically.
- Pressure controls make sure that the stair lift stops motion as soon as the controls are released.
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In most cases, the Department of Veterans Affairs offers cash grants to veterans for home mobility devices. The Department of Veterans Affairs has three programs that give cash grants to qualified veterans with disabilities for safety improvements in the home.
- The Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) grant can be used for improvements such as wheelchair ramps and door widening, lowering kitchen and bathroom counters and sinks, installing elevators and stair lifts, and many more. Maximum grants are currently $4,100 for veterans with a 50 to 100 percent service-connected disability, or $1,200 for veterans with disabilities that are not service related.
- The Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant can be used to make significant changes to housing that will assist eligible veterans in functioning independently in their own homes. The maximum grant, currently $50,000, is available to veterans who have a permanent and total disability (blindness or loss of limbs) as a result of military service.
- The Special Home Adaptation (SHA) grant can be used for any home improvement that can help veterans with service-connected disabilities increase mobility throughout their homes. Maximum grants are currently $10,000 and are available to veterans who have permanent and total disability (blindness or loss of limbs) as a result of military service.
If you have gone lengths to keep your home in working order, the last thing you want to do is cause damage by installing a stair lift. Many customers worry that a stair lift will permanently alter their home and reduce the resale value should they choose to resell their home. Those who own older homes also worry that their stairs simply weren't built to handle the weight involved.
While these are all valid concerns, take a moment to think about all that your stairs have been through up until this point. Have you moved large furniture up and down the stairs? If so, a stair lift will put less stress on your stairs than you have probably already done. It is safe to say that the vast majority of homes today are perfectly equipped to support a stair lift.
The best way to minimize the impact of a stair lift in your home is to hire Star Lift LLC to make sure that the lift seamlessly blends in with your home and is installed properly, eliminating damage. It is also important to remember that the stair lift will be installed directly onto the stair and not mounted on the walls. If you need to remove the lift before selling your home or you are relocating, our professional installer will also be able to expertly remove the lift and leave your home intact.