A wheelchair ramp can be a great option for those who wish to make their homes or businesses more accessible. It is vital to consider their mobility, as there are over 6.8 million Americans who use assistive devices such as wheelchairs, scooters, canes, and canes.
There are many options when it comes to ramps. There are three types of ramps: portable ramps, permanent ramps, and temporary ramps. We recommend different items depending on your mobility and specific circumstances.
Portable ramps can be a great way for you, your family members, or patients to move around their environment. Continue reading to learn more about wheelchair ramp installations.
Things You Need To Consider Before You Buy And Install Your Portable Ramp:
There are some things you need to consider before you buy and install your portable ramp. Below are a few.
Before you buy your wheelchair ramp, it is important to plan where you will be using it. Do you have a door that you use every day? Is it clear enough for you to use the wheelchair ramp? Is the door wide enough to allow for easy movement? These questions will help determine the best location for your wheelchair ramp.
Once you have an idea of where the ramp will be used, you can calculate the height, width, and length you need. Compare the safety features and make sure you choose the right ramp for you. You’ll want a wheelchair ramp that is quick and easy to install if you plan on traveling frequently.
You can find wheelchair ramps in many different materials. Because they are easy to install, portable stairways are commonly made of aluminum or steel. It is more difficult to transport and install a ramp made of heavier materials.
You should also consider how the weather may affect your wheelchair ramp if you plan on using it outdoors often. Steel ramps are more susceptible to rusting in rain and snow so you might want to consider a different style.
If your ramp is made from a material that heats quickly, extreme heat could also pose a problem. It is not a good idea to try to fold the ramp back up.
Maintenance is the last thing you need to remember. How often you use your ramp will impact how frequently you need repairs. Depending on the user level, materials, and other factors, some manufacturers offer extended warranties or regular maintenance.
When purchasing a wheelchair ramp, be sure to factor these maintenance costs into your budget.
How A Wheelchair Ramp Was Installed Without Any Contact?
This is an especially important need. To protect their health, many people try to bring their loved ones home from a nursing home, hospital, or senior living facility.
This article explains how a wheelchair ramp was installed without any contact and allowed the customer to safely return home after being admitted.
The Customer Challenge
We received a call towards the end of April from a customer interested in a home-access solution that would be safe for her husband’s return from the hospital. She needed this immediately as her husband was expected to return home in two days.
The large stoop outside the front door would make it nearly impossible for her husband to get in safely. Her husband is in a wheelchair. The garage was another option, although it also had steps that led up to the doorway.
A no-contact evaluation was scheduled for the next day to help the customer determine the best options for her husband’s safety.
Wheelchair Ramp – Safe And Fast Solution
A man in a scooter uses a wheelchair Ezaccess ramp at his home. Many options provide safe access to your home. The accessibility consultant identified a wheelchair ramp as the best “in and out of the home” safety solution in this instance. A solid surface aluminum modular ramp was selected with handrails.
No-Contact Home Evaluation And A Quote
The accessibility consultant arrived at the house wearing a face mask and gloves. He then got out of his vehicle. The accessibility consultant then went to the front of his customer’s home to measure the area, while she remained in her home. After taking all the necessary measurements, he created a free quote online and left it for the customer. The customer returned later that afternoon to purchase the ramp for her husband.
Install Safely And On Time
The technician was able to schedule the installation for the day following the purchase of the ramp by having an inventory of ramp material. The technician arrived on the job site in his van and put on his gloves. The technician then installed the ramp while the customer remained at her home.
After the ramp installation is complete, the technician arrives at the customer’s house and takes the ambulance to their home. The timing was perfect as the ambulance that brought the customer home arrived just as the ramp installation was complete.
The customer was grateful for the fast turnaround and took the time to thank the sales consultant as well as the technician.