Category: Mobility Ramp

Using EZ-ACCESS Products to Create a Home Designed for Accessibility

 

 

From the garage to the bathroom, we’re breaking through barriers with safe and easy-to-use accessibility solutions. If you’re looking for a specific solution for a room or area in your home, we can help you find the perfect product.

 

CONCIERGE® Residential Power Door Opener – With just a touch of a button, the CONCIERGE® Residential Power Door Opener can open and close interior and exterior doorways. It’s easy to install and comes with several safety features including adjustable door hold-open time and obstruction detector.

 

PASSPORT® Vertical Platform Lift – Don’t worry about access when it comes to your porch or elevated entrance. The PASSPORT® Vertical Lift is perfect for those with limited mobility and provides a smooth ride. The unit is adaptable for various heights and configurations. The controls are designed to be easy to use and features high-visibility LED indicator lights for simple troubleshooting.

 

TRANSITIONS® Angled and Modular Entry Ramp – Have an entryway in your home that’s raised or requires a step up? The TRANSITIONS® product line could be your perfect solution! These products create a seamless surface for thresholds and raised landings, can be used indoors and outdoors, and are portable so they can be moved from one entryway to the next.

 

TILT® Toilet Incline Lift – The TILT Toilet Incline Lift is the all-in-one bathroom safety solution. Easily activated to raise and lower with the push of a button, using this lift can maintain independence and still provide the needed security to avoid falls. Even better? It’s easy to clean and allows for better transfers for those in powerchairs and wheelchairs.

 

SUITCASE® Ramps – Designed to be easily transported from place to place, the SUITCASE® ramps are perfect for accessibility on the go, especially during the holiday season. If you’re visiting friends and family or hosting company in a wheelchair or powerchair, this may be the right solution for you.

PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System – This customizable system allows you to create a ramp for standard and unique entryways. With interchangeable options available, you have the flexibility to continue to upgrade the system as your needs or preferences change. This can be your long-lasting access solution since it’s built with aluminum materials designed to withstand the elements.

 

At EZ-ACCESS, we strive to create easy and safe accessibility solutions for all. Stay tuned to see what room we’re tackling next when it comes to providing solutions for home accessibility. For more information about our residential products, visit our website or contact us today.

Spring Forward with Maintenance Tips for Your Home Access Equipment

With birds chirping, the sun shining and temperatures rising, spring has finally arrived. Before you head out to enjoy the weather with your family, first take the time to ensure your access solution is in prime working condition for the heavy springtime traffic ahead. By following these simple tips from EZ-ACCESS, you will be ready to enjoy the outdoors in no time!

Give Your Access Equipment the Spring Sweep

Use a broom to brush off any loose debris to help guarantee that the traction on your ramps, mats, and lifts, have not been compromised by the winter weather.

Tackle the Tough Spots

Use a garden hose to rinse off the entire aluminum mobility ramp to prepare it for cleaning. If you come across any areas with mud or clay, soak these areas to allow the mud to loosen.

Keep it Clean

Take a damp towel and dab at any stains left on the ramp from dirty snow or mud. To keep the aluminum ramp system looking new, avoid using harsh cleaners on the surface. Instead, wipe these areas with a clean cloth and continue until the entire surface is clean. To finish, use a dry towel to wipe down the entire ramp until it is dry.

Double Check the Hardware

Once you have completed cleaning, it is always a good idea to check and tighten any loose nuts and bolts to ensure the safety of your ramp.

Spring is the perfect season to enjoy time with your loved ones outside. By taking the time to properly care for your access equipment, you can rest easier knowing that your family is secure. To learn more about how we can help you get the tools you need to enjoy this wonderful time of year, contact the team at EZ-ACCESS today!

Find Out Why People Love Our Portable Ramps

At EZ-ACCESS, we know life doesn’t slow down for people affected by mobility restrictions. With our innovative access solutions, we can help ensure you have the tools needed to keep moving forward. With a full line of portable options available, you can find the support you need wherever you go. Find out why our customers love our portable ramps!

Suitcase® Trifold® AS Ramp

“This 8 foot long ramp has a better angle and now we can just keep my sister in her wheelchair and roll her in and out of the house. The ramp is heavy-duty aluminum construction, very solid, foldable for storage, traction material and side edges for safety. Definitely has been a good purchase for us and I’d recommend it.” – George M., Amazon User

As our largest portable ramp, the SUITCASE Trifold AS Ramp is ideal for raised landings, steps, or larger vehicles. It offers easy conversion from ramp to ground, as well as the ability to separate into two individual sections, making this portable ramp the perfect accessibility solution for your family!

Gateway™ Solid Surface Portable Ramp 

“This ramp is sleek, sturdy and easy to install. I needed a ramp for visitors to my mid-century modern house/office and dreaded the possibility of some functional monstrosity conflicting with the lines of my home. I don’t think I could have found anything better than this industrial-chic ramp.”Amazon User

With the GATEWAY Solid Surface Portable Ramp, you get the functionality you need without making any major adjustments to your home or office. Since it’s a one-piece design, no moving parts are necessary. Due to the durable aluminum materials, not only will it combat the outdoor elements, but it will also stand up to the test of time.

Transitions® Angled Entry Mat

“I absolutely love this ramp! So much so, that I’ve ordered another for the back door. I told my physical therapist about it and she was thrilled to know about it.” – Wendy R., Amazon User

To increase accessibility in your home with ease, the TRANSITIONS Angled Entry Mat is the perfect noninvasive solution. Accommodating for both inside and outside doorways, our mat is made with 100 percent recyclable fiber and available in three different colors.

For those living with limited mobility, getting the perfect access solution is a necessity. With a large variety of both portable and modular ramp options, EZ-ACCESS has a customized answer no matter your situation. Contact our team today to learn more about how we can help!

Taking Access to a Whole New Level

At EZ-ACCESS, we firmly stand behind the rights of individuals, regardless of mobility restrictions. With 3.3 million wheelchair users in the United States, attaining access to home and school sites is one of the most pressing needs in evolving a safe and equal world. Our team takes that commitment personally. With exciting advances in educational and residential access solutions, EZ-ACCESS is leading the way in generating parity and security. With these important steps, we can create a world that allows every individual, no matter their restrictions, to reach for the stars.

Building a Better Home with Residential Solutions

A home is about more than just brick and concrete. Its true foundation lies in the care and love of a family. At EZ-ACCESS, we are happy to be a partner in providing accessibility solutions for homes across the country. From thresholds to portable ramps, as well as lifts and flexible access systems,  our team has the products to make sure every family get-together, event, and visit is free of boundaries. By empowering each important loved one, gatherings are no longer tied to the issues that separate us, but are focused solely on the joyous events that bring families together. With creative and attainable ideas from our residential projects gallery, you can find the customized solution for your home and discover why EZ-ACCESS is about more than raw materials. We are dedicated to providing a constellation of work that exceeds restrictions to allow families to fly to new heights together.

Redefine Accessibility to Give All Students Equal Ground

The time a student spends in school is not just limited to mathematical equations and scientific theories. It is a vital building block in developing the person that they will eventually become. Lifelong friendships are formed, aspirations are born and dreams are created. For students with limited mobility, however, this crucial period of development can become marred by access restrictions. Not only does this hamper potential but it can signify possible isolation. That’s why EZ-ACCESS is committed to providing the tools to help schools create a welcoming and functional environment for all students. By incorporating our educational accessibility solutions, institutions can ensure that each child has the ability to conquer the world.

To take access to a new level, it is crucial to view mobility solutions as more than just a set of aluminum parts. At EZ-ACCESS, they are the gateway to providing inclusion so that every adult and child can be a star. As a family-owned company since 1984, our culture is unfaltering in its dedication to achieving this important goal. Contact our team today to find out why we remain the leader in creating advances in access solutions, and how we can help you reach the next level.

If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it

For your business needs, nobody understands the importance of providing secure and convenient accessibility like EZ-ACCESS. That’s why we have the products you need to create the perfect mobility solution, custom-fit, so that your company can evolve. With innovative design, superior service and unbeatable quality, find out how EZ-ACCESS can ensure your organization is light years above the competition!

Dream Away Expectations with Custom Projects

A key obstacle in developing your business is becoming overly reliant on conventional ideals. If you are blinded by tried and true methods, you can become complacent with your expectations. At EZ-ACCESS, we believe that catching a shooting star and growing your company begins with a dream. By throwing out your old ideas about access solutions, you can freely create advanced and effective processes that will allow you to stand out from the crowd. To redefine how you see access solutions, EZ-ACCESS has created unique special projects that top the market in adaptability. From this, we can provide a customized fit to any situation, regardless of your industry, and blast away from the black and white past.

Build a Better Future with Commercial Accessibility Solutions

If your business is reaching for the moon, don’t let accessibility obstacles keep your feet on the ground! Not only can we ensure compliance, but we also have the products to break down the barriers and create limitless opportunity. From installing ramps in order to increase shipment efficiencies to customizing stairs and platforms to take access to new heights, EZ-ACCESS is your partner in exploration and innovation. To see how we have worked in creating advances in business accessibility, view our commercial project gallery and learn more about our solution-based products. From this, your business will have the steps (and ramps) in place to soar past expectations.

At EZ-ACCESS, we are ready to help your business shine for years to come. By dismissing expectations and moving forward with how you view accessibility solutions, there is no limit to progress. With over 30 years of experience and a commitment to revolutionary ideas and products, the team at EZ-ACCESS is ready to help your company take flight. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help redefine the standards and stand atop the competition.

De-Winterizing Your Ramp

De-Winterizing Your Ramp

Windows rolled down, sweaters packed in storage, and house scrubbed within an inch of its life. It’s most certainly springtime – but nobody had to tell you twice! EZ-ACCESS encourages you to pay your wheelchair ramp the same springy TLC to rid it of winter grime and prepare it for the warmer months ahead:

  1. Spray it down: Though it’s a relief to wave goodbye to winter, the snowy season leaves behind dirt, sand, and salt build-up from longs months of de-icing your ramp. Kick start the cleaning process by running a hose over the surface to remove as much surface-level gunk as possible. Let it air dry completely before moving on to prevent slips.
  2. Take a broom to it: Hopping in with brooms or scrubbers before a thorough rinse only pushes grit and grime around further, scratching the surface and spreading the mess. On a thoroughly rinsed and dried surface, sweep away fine residue to reveal a smoother, cleaner ramp.
  3. Run a check-up: A clean surface allows you to inspect your ramp for problems areas that formed over the winter. Keep your eyes peeled for scratches and rust formation on metal ramps and signs of warping or rot on wooden options.
  4. Make improvements: A taller handrail, longer landing pad, or added traction strips can make your wheelchair ramp a customized fit for your house and your lifestyle. Enjoy the fresh air as you tweak and tune your ramp for the summer months and beyond!

Been thinking about upgrading your ramp? Springtime is the time for that. Take a peek at our online catalog and let us know what improvements we can help you make!

Portable Wheelchair Ramp: Which Model is Right for Me?

portable wheelchair ramp
You know you need a portable wheelchair ramp for your vehicle from EZ-ACCESS and the next step is deciding which specific ramp you should choose for your needs. EZ-ACCESS offers a wide array of portable wheelchair ramps for different purposes and we are writing today about which model will best suit you.
Our portable wheelchair ramps are durable and affordable for you. They provide access to vehicles you may not have access to otherwise. These ramps also open opportunities for traveling as well.
The Suitcase Singlefold Ramp is ideal for travel and car rides because it folds conveniently and features an ergonomically designed handle for carrying. The ramp features a live hinge for safe, quiet, and maintenance free operation. This is a great option for quick in and out access to your vehicle.
There is another Suitcase Singlefold AS Ramp we offer to our customers for added ease. This model can be used as one unit or separated depending on your needs. It over comes stairs and vehicles with ease and safety. This is your best option if you are looking for something that can be separated.
The last option we have as a portable wheelchair ramp is the Suitcase Trifold AS Ramp. This innovative design has a unique three fold system for portability and can be carried as one unit or separately. The bottom transition plate on this portable wheelchair ramp is self-adjusting so it can easily be transitioned to the ground.
EZ-ACCESS portable wheelchair ramps are the ideal option for you no matter what your specific needs are because we have many product options. All of our ramps are made in the USA and are up to safety standards. The ease of our portable ramps are unmatched in the industry and the products always have you in mind.
 

Comparing Wooden Mobility Ramps to Aluminum Mobility Ramps

Years ago, the industry standard to install a home modular ramp was to use wood.  Wooden ramps, at the time, could be designed to the user’s exact specifications and you could choose what type of wood would be used to match the landscape of your home.  Today, EZ-ACCESS® has a simpler solution, which is the Pathway® Modular Ramp System that can be easily customizable for your mobility needs.  Today, we’ll explain why an aluminum ramp might be a better solution for your home when compared to a wooden ramp.
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 There are many downsides to building a wooden ramp on the exterior of your home. Downsides to installing a wooden ramp are:

  • You have to be or hire a contractor; along with getting a building permit and getting utilities marked off
  • Purchase quality lumber that doesn’t warp over time or deteriorate after continued use
  • Use tools such as saws, hammers, screwdrivers and hardware such as nails, screws and bolts
  • Usually takes two to three days to build, based on how large of a ramp system you get
  • Regardless if you use treated lumber, regular maintenance is still required
  • The wooden ramp may have to be replaced every three to five years due to deterioration or poor maintenance
  • Wooden ramps cannot be easily reconfigured, removed or expanded

Wooden ramps are a thing of the past and that’s where EZ-ACCESS® comes in to help with installing a Pathway® Modular Ramp System made from lightweight, but durable aluminum which is easy to maintain.
Aluminum ramps, like the Pathway® Modular Ramp System has many benefits, such as:

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to maneuver
  • No bumps, smooth transition in between different ramp additions
  • Low maintenance
  • Can easily reconfigure, remove or relocate
  • No permits required
  • Reduces your carbon footprint
  • Easy to install

Compare the two lists above, which do you feel is a better solution for your home, and most of all, your needs?  EZ-ACCESS® manufactures mobility ramps for residential use and the Pathway® Modular Ramp System was designed to meet all ADA specifications. Please contact us if you have any questions about the Pathway® Modular Ramp System.

Mobility Ramp or Vertical Platform Lift: Rising to the Top

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Navigating in and out of your home can be difficult and dangerous when you or a family member uses a wheelchair.  There is an easy answer; installing and using an EZ-ACCESS® Pathway® Modular Ramp or Passport™ Vertical Platform Lift for your wheelchair, scooter or walker!  How can EZ-ACCESS help you move forward and have greater mobility independence?
The unique design of our modular ramps makes it easy to install and can be easily moved or reconfigured. If the thought of doing your own installation overwhelms you, reliable contractors are available to perform the installation. Our residential ramp systems come in various lengths and sizes and fit over the existing stairs of your home. EZ-ACCESS aluminum ramps come with top and bottom transition plates and, combined with the gentle slope of the ramp, allow an easier and smoother transition on and off of the ramp.
An alternative to a residential ramp is a platform lift from EZ-ACCESS. Modular ramps take up more room and some people prefer using our vertical platform porch lift. This is a great option to help get in and out of your home and requires very little space.
Our Passport™ Vertical Platform Lift comes with some very amazing features.  Our Plug-N-Play wiring technology makes it easy and fast to assemble. The tower and EZ Add-On Accessories are prewired for quick connection to get you safely on your way.  The Passport™ Vertical Platform Lift is made of aluminum making it lightweight and sturdy to allow for easy setup, transport and installation.
Our Passport™ Vertical Platform Lift requires less overall space, less maintenance, less travel distance and less strain for the user and anyone assisting them.  Our residential porch lift runs on DC power with an on-board smart charger, requiring AC power only to recharge the battery. Our vertical lift will continue to work in a power outage with up to 30 complete, fully loaded cycles.
EZ-ACCESS hopes that learning more about our Pathway residential ramps and Passport™ Vertical Platform Lift, will help you roll into your home a little smoother and safer.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns!