Why Hire Professionals
Having any elevator or lift installed by a trained elevator professional is All-Ways the smart choice!
A stair lift, wheelchair lift, dumbwaiter or residential elevator, whether new, used or reconditioned, is an important improvement to your home. Although many of the manufacturers we work with have spent years designing safe, easy-to-use products, these products are still classed as elevators and should not be installed by a handy man, electrician, or home owner. Safety is always our primary concern. This is why you should only trust the installation of your stair lift, wheelchair lift, dumbwaiter or residential elevator to a trained elevator or lift professional.
The Accessibility Equipment Manufacturers Association (AEMA) provides the most knowledgeable information on stair lifts, wheelchair lifts and residential elevators. Read why it strongly advises against self-installation of any stair lift or residential elevator product. Your safety could be at risk!
Reasons not to install your own lift:
Installing your own lift can be dangerous! There have been numerous incidents, including deaths, as a result of DIY lift installations.
Buying products off the internet can cost you more.
At All-Ways Accessible we frequently field calls from people who bought either a stair lift or a wheelchair lift off the internet, and ended up with a product that they could not use or could not be installed. These people wind up having to purchase a whole new lift. If you’re going to buy a lift, buy just one, and buy it from a professional who can give you expert advice about what will work best in your home. Click here to read a true story about what can happen when you buy products off the internet.
Internet dealers don’t service their products.
There are plenty of online dealers who advertise that stairlifts, wheelchair lifts and even elevators are easy to install because they want to sell you a lift. Once you purchase it and it’s delivered to your home, you’re on your own. If you have any issues with the installation or can’t figure out why the unit isn’t working, that online dealer isn’t going to come out to your house and fix it. You’ll end up calling a company like ours to come out and fix it. And you’ll end up paying that labor charge you were trying to avoid in the first place. Be smart about your safety and your wallet. Hire a reputable company with expert knowledge of local building codes, experience in installation, and the ability to service the product should something break down.
Installing your own lift can increase your homeowner’s liability. Talk to your insurance agent.
People don’t always consider how their actions may impact their home owners insurance. If a homeowner installs a lift or elevator that does not meet all the necessary code requirements and someone gets hurt, then the insurance company may deny the claim. Why take the risk?