Attic lifts are handy pieces of home equipment used for moving items into upper storage areas. We all know that lifting large boxes up a ladder is very risky. Attic lifts make this process much safer. However, you need to take care of them so they can last as long as possible. Follow these maintenance tips for your attic storage lift to keep you, your storage items, and your lift secure.
Inspect Before Every Use
There are two parts of the attic lift system that you need to check each time you use it. First are the power and remote-control cords. If they’re damaged, fix or replace them before using the lift.
Check the entire length of the lift cables for kinks, frays, or twists. If any of the cables aren’t working, it could cause problems for the other three, the motor, or the platform frame. Give us a call for a replacement if you find anything wrong with your cables or have any questions about them.
Stop Immediately If These Things Happen
Hopefully, you can catch any issues with your lift before it escalates to something worse. Unfortunately, life happens, and we sometimes find ourselves in unnerving situations. Stop using the lift immediately if any of these things happen:
- The lift motor and platform don’t immediately stop when at the very top or bottom.
- The platform moves in the opposite direction from the button you pressed on the remote.
- The down limit over-run break trips more than once.
If any of these happen, get the lift serviced right away.
Monitor Every Few Months
The final maintenance tip for your attic storage lift is to give it an in-depth inspection every three months. First, ensure all the screws, nuts, and bolts are intact and undamaged within the lift housing and platform. If they are damaged, replace them before using the lift again.
Our attic lifts are robust and will last for years. With proper maintenance, you can get the most use out of this valuable and safe piece of equipment.