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4 Ways to Make Sure Your Lift Chair Lasts

Posted on: July 27th, 2017 by Bellin Health Home Care Equipment Blogger

A lift chair is a purchase that most people hope will last them a while. If you take some basic steps to make sure it stays in good working order, then you should have no problem with just that. Bellin Health Home Care Equipment is here to offer you 4 maintenance steps to taking care of your lift chair:

  • Read the owner’s manual

 

While it may not be the most engaging material you’ve looked at in a while, making sure you understand how the lift chair operates is important. It should contain some basic instructions on what you should and should not do to keep it operating at its best.

 

  • Look after its power source.

 

Never use an extension cord to plug in the lift chair. Instead, plug it directly to the wall using a 3-pronged, electrically-grounded outlet. Make sure the external transformer (that’s the box the electrical cord runs out of) is placed in an open, well-ventilated area where no one will trip on it.

 

  • Keep the fabric in good condition.

 

Use mild fabric cleaners to wash the surface of the lift chair, but make sure that the liquid does not get sprayed onto any electrical parts. Avoid any cleaners with heavy solvent in them, and make sure to unplug the lift chair while cleaning.  Regularly look over the surface of the lift chair for any tears or pulls.

 

  • Take care of the electronics.

 

In addition to looking after the various power sources, you should also make sure that other electronic components are taken care of. Most lift chairs come with a battery back-up. Even if you’ve never used it, the battery should be replaced annually. Periodically inspect the wiring to make sure it’s not frayed, damaged or corroding. Finally, be careful that no liquids are spilled onto the electrical components.

 

At Bellin Health Home Care Equipment we know how important your lift chair is to you. By following these four steps, you will hopefully ensure that it stays in pristine condition for years to come!

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