Home Elevator Company

Wheelchair Lift FAQ

Sales

Q: Is a wheelchair lift less expensive than an elevator?

A: Typically, a wheelchair costs less than a full-sized elevator to perform the same task. As with everything, however, exact cost depends on your specific application.

Safety

Q: Is a wheelchair lift safe to use?

A: High quality and properly installed wheelchair lifts (the only kind we handle) are very safe to use. A modern lift is equipped with a multitude of safety sensors and features to protect the operator and bystanders. These features usually include obstacle avoidance and alarm systems, and emergency lighting for enclosed models.

Products

Q: Do you sell lifts for residential use as well as commercial applications?

A: Lifts are a very popular solution for public areas, but they can be just as helpful in your own home. In residential applications, the lift is often put in a closed hoistway shaft to visually resemble a home elevator. This, however, is not required.

Q: Do you have outdoor use models available?

A: Yes. We can install a wheelchair lift in its own exterior hoistway with separate lighting and ventilation, or set you up with an outdoor-ready model that can be used in the open air.

Installation

Q: What is the typical installation time frame for a lift?

A: Once any required pre-work is completed, installation of your new lift typically takes one or two days.

Service

Q: What regular maintenance is required?

A: One of the advantages of a wheelchair lift is the lack of involved regular maintenance. Generally, your lift should be lubricated once a year and have its battery checked at the same time. Beyond that, no regular maintenance is required in most cases.