Repair & Maintenance
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Wheelchairs, scooters, and other medical equipment accumulate dust and dirt during their regular use. Keeping your equipment clean and lubricated will extend it's life and avoid costly repairs.
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State-of-the-art technology for cleaning and infection control is available through our HUBSCRUB Automated Cleaning system. HUBSCRUB is used extensively in all facets of heath care throughout North America. Not only do we clean our equipment, but we also clean our customers' equipment too. Cleaning schedules can be arranged at any time, give us a call or visit HUBSCRUBon the web.
Care and maintenance of power wheelchairs and scooters
Here are some tips that will establish a systematic routine inspection and maintenance check for clients utilizing PWCs and Scooters/POVs.
- With the controller turned off, check the joystick. Make sure it is not bent or damaged and that ir returns to the netural position when you release it.
- Check the rubber boot around the base of the joystick for damage. Visually inspect the boot. Do not handle or try to repair it. Call your provider.
- Visually inspect the controller cable. Make sure that it is not frayed, cut, or has any wires exposed.
- Wipe chair/scooter down with a clean damp rag.
- If appliciable, insure seat belt and harness system are properly adjusted on PWCs.
- Check for flat spots on solid tires. Flat spots could adversely affect stability/mobility.
- Inspect the controller from the power base. Look for corrosion.
- Ensure that all parts of the controller system are securely fastened to your power chair. Do not over-tighten any screws.
- Check for proper tire inflation (if applicable)
- Calibrate the joystick if noticeable difference in performance is detected or if the joystick does not operate properly. To calibrate the joystick, power off the unit, place the joystick in the netural position, and power the unit back on.
- Check the brakes. This test should be carried out on a level surface with at lease three feet of clearance around your power wheelchair.
To check the electric brakes:
- Turn on the controller and turn down the speed level of your power chair.
- After one second, check the battery condition meter. Make sure that it remains on.
- Slowly push the joystick. You must be able to hear each electrical brake operating within a few seconds of joystick movement. Reepeat this test three times, pushing the joystick backwards, then left, and then right.
- Check for drive tire wear
- Check the caster wheels for wear. Replace them as necessary.
- Inspect anti-tippers for stability and wear
- Inspect footplates, frame/base for wear.
- On scooters/povs, inspect the tiller for correct function. Make sure it is aligned properly.
- Check the caster forks for damage or fluttering which indicates that they may need to be adjusted or have the bearings replaced.
- Keep your equipment clean and free of foreign material, such as mud, dirt, hair, food, drink, etc. Avoid driving the PWC/Scooter in rainy or snowy conditions.
Care and maintenance of Manual wheelchairs
- Wipe chair down with clean, damp rag.
- If applicable, insure seat belt and harness system are properly adjusted.
- Inspect wheels to ensure spokes from the axle to the rime are inact and rims are not bent.
- Inspect casters for wobbling, excessive play and alignment (shopping cart example).
- Clean axle housings of any debris.
- check the tire pressure, if applicable.
- Check that the wheel locks (brakes) are secured tightly to the frame and are easily activated, yet secure.
- Clean the frame. (apply a car wax to the frame only when it is new -- this makes it easier to maintain).
- Check for loose nuts and bolts.
- Check your wheel and caster alignment
- Check for easy release and replacement of removable leg rests footplates, armrests, and backrests.
- Inspect the chair frame for cracks or bends.
- If applicable, check that the quick-release axels remove easily when the hub is depressed.
- Check that the folding chairs open and fold easily. Lubricate the folding mechanism.
- Lubricate all pivot points with light machine oil or silicone spray.