Wheelchair Ramps: Amramp Provides Access in any Situation

Winter Weather: Safety and Mobility Tips For Snow

Posted on Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Beautiful as it may be, harsh winter weather presents challenges to everyone.

 

Ice, slush, and freezing rain make walking and driving treacherous. Snow quickly covers important home entryways including stairs, walkways, and driveways. It must be cleared so you can move safely into and out of your home, but it can be heavy and time consuming to remove.

 

With these imminent winter concerns and more, the last thing you should worry about is loved ones with mobility concerns. Amramp can help assure they are safe and comfortable at home by installing a winter ramp rental. A temporary ramp helps ensure they can access and navigate their property, despite what Mother Nature has planned.

 

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Rather than aluminum, wood, or concrete, our ramps are made of steel. Unique Amramp-Grip technology features open mesh ramp surface allows water to pass through. The drainage this creates helps prevent ice buildup that could cause slips and falls. Amramp is proud to offer the most slip-resistant surface available, as well as a design that promotes prompt defrosting.

 

Amramp ramp rentals also feature raised edges and easier wheelchair grip, to create safer and more convenient passage. A temporary rental offers peace of mind when you and your loved ones need it most — and then can be quickly removed when the season changes.

 

Amramp offers free estimates and ramp rentals can be installed quickly and easily. Rent them for as little or as much time as you’d like, at affordable rates. When winter does its worst, make sure your loved ones are safe, protected, and comfortable, with the freedom to come and go as they please.

 

Wheelchair manufacturer and installer Amramp offers innovative accessibility products, including the ADA–compliant, patented modular ramp system. On-site estimates are free and installation is generally within days, often within 24 hours.

 

For more about Amramp’s wheelchair ramp and aging-in-place products and services, or free on-site estimates, please contact Amramp’s National Customer Service Center at 888-715-7598.

 

 

Peace of mind makes a great winter rental

Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate

Please contact Amramp’s National Customer Service Center 888-715-7598

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Amramp Helps Prevent Falls and Injuries During Winter Months

Posted on Thu, Jan 14, 2016

Jason Vandevander and the Amramp West Virginia team installed this wheelchair ramp during a light snow storm in Mill Creek, WV.

Even light storms like this can make stairs and pathways icy, slippery and dangerous.

Imagine trying to lift someone in a wheelchair up several steps covered in snow and ice. It’s dangerous for both the person in the wheelchair and whoever is lifting the chair.

A ramp provides a safe pathway in or out of a house and prevents falls and injuries for someone who uses a wheelchair, cane or walker or who is just unsteady on their feet.

The ramp provides safe and easy access to the outside world. People using wheelchairs or who struggle with stairs don’t want to be stuck in the house for two or three months during the winter because they can’t navigate the stairs at their front door. A ramp gives them an opportunity to connect with friends and family, enjoy community activities, go shopping, etc. It makes getting to medical appointments much easier.

Amramp wheelchair ramps can be RENTED, even just for the winter to provide a safe, non-slip surface with safety railings.  

The Amramp wheelchair ramp with its unique open mesh surface lets snow and moisture pass through, preventing dangerous ice film. Aluminum, wood and concrete ramps have solid surface which allow snow and moisture to accumulate.

Amramp is the leading company in the United States specializing in modular steel wheelchair ramps, offering sturdy, customizable ramps for disability access that enable the aging and disabled population to remain in their homes with independence and mobility.  Ramps can be installed temporarily for short or long term needs without damaging the housing structure as they are not a permanent modification to the home. Amramp products comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are available for sale or rental with no minimum time frame and no ramp size restrictions. 

Amramp provides an array of aging-in-place products and services such as stair lifts, vertical platform lifts, overhead lifts, portable showers, pool lifts and more across the US and parts of Canada.

For more about Amramp’s wheelchair ramp and aging-in-place products and services, or free on-site estimates, please visit our website at www.amramp.com or contact Amramp’s National Customer Service Center at 888-715-7598.

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A Snowy Amramp Ramp Install in Edmonton

Posted on Mon, Dec 17, 2012

EDMONTON, Canada - A few hours of heavy snowfall blanketed streets and snarled traffic in and around Edmonton on Wednesday, reducing visibility to almost nothing and causing dozens of collisions in snowy intersections. CTV meteorologist Josh Classen said “the last time Edmonton had this much snow fall in one December day was on Dec. 4, 2009, when 16 centimetres fell in the city.”  “The snowfall added about 15 more centimetres of fluffy snow to some areas around Edmonton. With the snow that was already on the ground, the total snow depth in Edmonton is about 20- 25 centimetres”, he said.

Light snow started Wednesday morning but became heavier as time went on, moving over Edmonton, Sherwood Park Ft. Saskatchewan and St. Albert. By mid-afternoon, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachments in Morinville, Stony Plain and Whitecourt had issued warnings about poor road conditions as near whiteout conditions hit highways north and west of the city, and motorists were being advised to stay home.

On Wednesday morning Amramp Alberta arrived in Ft. Saskatchewan to install a ramp for a client being discharged the next day. Even with the impending weather reports there was no turning back. When Amramp arrived, the site was clear and clean and a mild -10 C. By the time the ramp material was off loaded and set up for install the temp had dropped and to -15C and the snow had started! Within 20 minutes you could no longer see where materials staged to install were because of the snow fall. Eight foot handrails disappeared into the fluffy white snow like magic. We kept sweeping and installing and trying to manage the ramp parts. At one point you could only make out an outline of the ramp with all the snow. In the end the ramp went in, the skies cleared and we could see our work.

Amramp’s non-skid mesh surface allows the snow to fall through to help prevent dangerous snow and ice build-up. Because there is no need to dig footings, Amramp can be installed in almost any type of weather, any time of year, even in Ft. Saskatchewan in the winter!

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