Quick Tips for Buying a Chair Lift for Your Staircase

Quick Tips for Buying a Chair Lift for Your Staircase

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Stairs mean more than just a means of getting from the downstairs floor of a house to the upstairs – they also represent mobility and independence to an ageing generation.

As time goes by, it is only natural that we find certain everyday activities, such as climbing the steps in our homes, becoming increasingly difficult. For someone with limited mobility due to injury, disability or chronic diseases such as arthritis and angina installing a lift is a low-cost common sense solution.

And with today’s advanced technology nearly every home can be fitted with one, even if it has a curved staircase. Before you go ahead and make a purchase, make sure you use a professional and approved company with experience in this field.

How to Buy

  • If you are unsure about what kind of lift is suitable for your home get some independent advice from the Occupational Therapy Department of your local social services.
  • Ask questions about the models that a company sells.
  • Read sales literature and brochures, find out about the different brands and the models available.
  • Get several quotes from different companies, but make sure they are for the same or ‘like for like’ models before comparing the prices.
  • Make sure the quote covers the supply AND fitting of the stair lift.
  • If you have a curved staircase, ask the company to assess it and give you a personalized quote.
  • Compare also the after sales service. What happens if your device breaks down? Are you covered for repairs and maintenance or do you have to pay out extra for a service contract?
  • If you are thinking of purchasing from a non-manufacturer, check that the company is an approved supplier, otherwise they may not be able to obtain spare parts.
  • And never buy from someone who tries to make you buy that day or is pushing a certain stair lift on you. Salespeople are paid to clench deals and will often discount the price heavily to secure the sale – but the model they want you to buy may not be right for you.

What Comes Next

You will find that installing this simple device will give you access to the whole of your home with ease, comfort and convenience. It is also a much more cost effective when compared to the cost of converting your existing home having or having to relocate to a single story accommodation.

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Just like any major purchase, you’ll want to make sure the sales rep you’re dealing with, in fact, the very company you’re dealing with is on the “up and up.”  Make doubly sure you’re able to get a good service program for your stair lift purchase.  And make sure the person who installs your stair lift does it correctly.  (Keep in mind some service techs are better than others.) Besides stair lifts, there are also products along similar lines called chair lifts.  They’re wonderful, relaxing chairs that actually help you get out of them.