Living at home has never been easier with Stairbusters products and our friendly customer service with two convenient locations, Pittsburgh and Erie. Here are some frequently asked questions. Call today to schedule a FREE no obligation, in-home estimate.
What is a Stairway lift, Stairlift, Stair chair, or Chair Glide, etc.??
By any name, it is a motorized “chair lift” that attaches to a staircase and carries a physically challenged or disabled person up and down the stairs safely. A moving chair is guided by a narrow track attached directly to the steps – not your walls. Our lifts require no modifications to the structure of the home for installation.
Why should I buy from the "StairBusters" at Accessible Home Automations?
Our Company has been in business since 1999 helping people make their homes safer and more accessible. We don’t mingle our business with other product lines like wheelchairs or hospital beds, or oxygen supplies. We truly focus on HOME ACCESSIBILITY. We are experts at what we do. We understand Stairlifts and Home Elevators and Ramps and other accessibility equipment like no one else in western Pennsylvania. Our Staff is courteous and knowledgeable, with over 30 combined years working with people with disabilities. Call us anytime and speak with Patty, or Mike or Andy and you’ll know why you should trust the Stairbusters.
Do you offer Stairlifts that can go around the landings of my stairs?
Yes, we have Stairlifts for straight stairs, curved stairways with landings, and outdoor stairways. Our Curved Stairlifts can be mounted on the outside or inside of the stairway.
Is the stairlift mounted to the wall?
No, all of our Stairlifts mount to the stairs, including our Curved Stairlifts, Straight Rail Stairlifts and Outdoor Stairlifts.
Will the Stairlift fit on my stairs?
Yes, our Stairlifts come in several different configurations and in most cases they can accomodate even the toughest, or narrowest set of stairs. Our accessibility experts can take a look at your steps during the free home visit to make the determination. Whether or not a stairlift will fit is also determined by the rider’s height, weight and physical ability level.
How much room is required to install a Stairlift?
The track on the average Stairlift takes up less than 10 inches of your staircase. When folded up, the unit uses less than 14 inches of space.
What if my power goes out, will I be stranded?
No, all of our Stairlifts are battery operated, and will operate fine with the power off. We recommend that you use the Stairlift sparingly until full power is restored.
Will my Health Insurance pay for this equipment?
Some do, but most insurances don’t. In most cases, the insurance company doesn’t feel that a Stairlift is “medically necessary” and therefore won’t cover its purchase. Call Patty or Mike and they can determine if you have Stairlift coverage.