What To Do If You No Longer Need Your Stairlift

Moving into a new place is always an exciting and memorable time. However, with these memories, there might come other stresses and obstacles as well. If you are moving into a new home that comes with a stairlift that you do not want or need, you can always decide to have it removed. There are companies today that can help you to dispose of unwanted stairlifts, either by selling them or transferring them to another property. Of course, it all depends on what you decide to do when you realize you no longer need your stairlift. 

Deciding to Remove

The removal process for stairlifts is fairly simple, assuming you have the expertise and equipment to do so. If not, trained technicians should be able to remove your stairlift in almost no time at all. Trying to remove your stairlift on your own might not end up as well as you’d like, mistakes made along the way might result in permanent damage to the fixtures in your home. All you need to do is contact your stairlift supplier. Let them coordinate the arrangements for technicians to remove your stairlift. Rest assured that disposal of unwanted stairlifts is done in a professional and environmentally sustainable manner. 

Stairlift Removal 

Removing a stairlift without the right knowledge, experience and tools can be a dangerous task. As such, your best bet is to hire professionals to help you assess the situation and consider their advice on whether disposal or recycling is the best option available. However, since removing stairlifts is not an easy process, it will definitely cost you some money to compensate for the time taken to disassemble the system, as well as the costs of transporting the parts. 

Temporary Removal of Stairlift 

If you find yourself in a situation where you are thinking of renovating or adding new features to your home, such as laying a brand new carpet, there are also services that you can hire to help you remove your stairlift for a temporary period. When you hire professionals with this in mind, they will most likely work out the details with your interior designer, or contractor, to make sure that the stairlift is removed before they start their work, and later reinstalled as soon as possible. 

Selling the Stairlift Due to the financial outlay of installing a stairlift, there is a huge market for pre-owned and even refurbished stairlifts today. As such, there are stairlift companies out there who are likely to purchase your stairlift from you at a reasonable price. Of course, this would certainly depend on how long the stairlift has been in use, its model, and its current condition. Note that curved stairlifts can usually fetch a higher selling price because they are typically made to fit the unique design of staircases and their curves. However, the decision to sell a used stairlift also means that a team of professionals would come to your property, remove, transport, and redistribute it to the new customer. As such, you should be mentally prepared that you shouldn’t expect significant profit margins, if at all.


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