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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!

How to Customize Your Home’s Accessibility in 3 Easy Steps

For individuals with limited mobility, having a complete access system is the top priority in providing a safe and welcoming home. However, obtaining the customized and complete solution can be potentially overwhelming. To avoid any possible oversights, the team at EZ-ACCESS is ready to help with important safety products and guidelines to ensure easy entering and exiting of your home.

Step 1: Ramp it up

To safely access your home, the PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System provides the fastest and most efficient solution for those with limited mobility. Comprised of universal components and interchangeable surfaces with several handrail options, it is the perfect customized alternative to a traditional wood or portable ramp. Made from durable American materials, the PATHWAY 3G will withstand any elements and, by utilizing our powder coating option, you can easily match it to the exterior of your home. Since the system is made of ramps, handrails, stairs, and platforms, it can be combined and configured in a variety of ways that can continue to be reformatted to fit possible future changes.

Step 2: Avoid the Curb

Once you have your PATHWAY 3G in place at the exterior of your home, the next obstacle is right at the doorway. In order to provide extra security, the TRANSITIONS® Angled Entry Mat is the simple and durable answer to your needs. By placing a mat on the entrance or exit, you can ensure that your mobility device continues to move smoothly. Made from 100 percent recycled rubber and available in three colors, the TRANSITIONS Angled Entry Mat does not interfere with door tracks so you are guaranteed to get the help you need to conquer the threshold.

Step 3: Open the Doorway

After you have ensured a safe entrance and exit to you home, don’t overlook the actual doorway! To increase accessibility, the CONCIERGE® Power Door Opener is a cost-effective and lightweight option that is perfect for doors that need to have the ability to be automatically opened. Since it does not require modification to your door or jambs, it can be installed quickly and plugged right into a regular 115-vac wall outlet. With additional safety features including an adjustable hold-open timer plus an automatic load-sensor to avoid potential obstruction, you and your loved ones can rest easier.

Although living with limited mobility can provide obstacles, by taking these vital steps you can guarantee your home is secure. To find out more about how these products can work together to form the customized access solution that fits your needs, 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!

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

passport vertical platform lift

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!