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Home Lift installations QLD

Installing a home lift is a great way to ensure that your home is easily accessible to people of all ages and abilities. However, just like any other major appliance, home lifts require regular maintenance to keep them working efficiently. Once your home lift is installed, it’s important to invest in the maintenance of your lift as this will keep your lift running smoothly all year round.

Below are our top 4 tips for how to look after your new home lift and save money on avoidable repairs and breakdowns.

1) Take Note Of Anything Unusual

Home lifts tend to last for 20 to 30+ years. In that time, your lift is more than likely going to require a few minor repairs. One way to ensure that any issues with your home lift are identified early, before causing more damage, is to take note of anything unusual that may occur when you use the lift. For example, if you notice any strange noises from the shaft or any bumps while the lift is moving.

If your lift is having continuing issues, keep a log of any irregularities and when they occur. Make note of anything out of the ordinary such as doors jamming, unusually high energy usage, or if the floor of the cabin doesn’t perfectly meet the outside floor when stopped. This information can be useful to help your lift technician to quickly diagnose the issue or for over the phone troubleshooting.

2) Avoid Harmful Cleaning Products

Another important thing to remember when caring for your new home lift is to avoid harmful cleaning products. This is because the internal mechanisms of the lift can become corroded when in contact with unusual or harsh cleaning substances.

If you’re not sure which products are safe to use when cleaning your lift, check the user manual. Alternatively, contact your provider for expert advice on home lift maintenance.

3) Know & Respect The Weight Limits

When having a home lift installed it’s important that you are familiar with its weight limits. Overloading your lift can cause accelerated wear and tear on the system this can result in more repairs and potentially reduce the lifetime of your lift. And in extreme cases, overloading can also pose risks to the lifts’ passengers.

Unfortunately, overloading is one of the most common causes of damage in home lifts. To avoid damage to your lift, check the weight capacity provided by the manufacturer and ensure that the lift in never overloaded.

4) Professional Preventative Maintenance

The number one thing that you can do to ensure the longevity of your home lift and protect your investment is seek regular professional maintenance. Most lift providers will recommend an annual maintenance schedule at a minimum, however, more frequent inspections may be needed depending on usage.

Professional lift maintenance is essential to the smooth running of your lift as the lift technician will check that all of the mechanical systems and controls are working as they should. Additionally, your technician will check for wear on the drive system, cables, and anchors.

Having regular professional maintenance check ups will ensure that any damage or issues that may occur are identified and addressed early, before becoming a larger issues and potentially resulting in the breakdown of your lift.

Reliable Home Lift Maintenance – At A Great Price!

If you need professional lift maintenance that will keep your lift running smoothly and efficiently all year round, look no further than Axis Lifts. Our highly qualified and experienced technicians will ensure that every component of your lift is working as it should and address any questions or concerns you may have. Plus, with our 24/7 response service, if something does go wrong, we’re on it straight away, any time of day, QLD & NSW wide.

Call us today on 1300 002 947 for a quote on an annual preventative maintenance schedule or just a once off check up.