From the ease of use to enhanced safety, stair lifts are a popular and effective in-home mobility solution. But there may come a time when you wish to remove the stair lift. If this is the case, getting your stair lift removal questions answered helps you move forward with confidence.
When you no longer need a stair lift, there’s a right and wrong way to go about uninstalling it. Below, we’ll discuss what you should know about stair lift removal.
Are Stair Lifts Removable?
One of the key benefits of stair lifts is the fast, construction-free installation. Just as trained technicians can efficiently install stair lifts, they can also be taken out of the home.
Because certain parts of the lift are fragile or heavy, leaving the removal process to the experts offers the best chance of stress-free stair chair lift removal. We’ll discuss more on this in a minute. But first, let’s walk through what getting rid of a stair lift entails.
Stair Lift Removal Steps
With over three decades of industry experience, we have the stair chair lift removal process down pat. When you do not need a stair lift anymore, here’s what to do.
1. Confirm the Basics
The first step is to speak with the stair lift removal company about the state of the lift and relevant details. The company will ask if the lift is functional, whether you have the remote controls that it came with and the lift make and model.
You’ll also be asked when the lift was installed and who installed it. The information you provide will help the stair lift company determine the best course of action for removing the lift. It may also play a role in the cost of stair lift removal.
2. Call for a Quote
Next, speak with the company about how much the stair lift removal will cost. At Arrow Lift, we provide complimentary removal services if the stair lift was installed by our team and was new (not used) when purchased.
We also have experience removing lifts that were installed by other companies. Over the past 35 years, Arrow Lift has removed lifts by companies that have gone out of business and provided high-quality removal services to individuals in multiple locations.
While removal costs vary depending on the condition, make and model and original installer, we continually offer low-cost removal for used stair lifts and no cost removal for lifts that meet the above criteria.
3. Schedule the Stair Lift Removal
The next step in the removal process is to set up a day and time that works for you. Depending on the lift, the stair lift removal process could last from less than one hour to half a day.
The configuration and condition of the lift play a role in the length of the process. For instance, curved rail lifts take longer to remove than straight rail lifts and completely functional lifts take less time to uninstall than lifts that are no longer working.
4. Let the Professionals Handle Each Step
At Arrow Lift, our team of skilled stair lift technicians understands what it takes to remove a stair lift cleanly and effectively. Whether it is a complex, curved stair lift, an outdoor model or a straight lift, we can safely uninstall it for you.
How Easy Is It to Remove a Stair Lift?
If you are good with tools, it may be tempting to attempt to remove the stair lift on your own. But the DIY (Do It Yourself) stair lift removal process is not recommended. Stair lifts are complex and made up of multiple parts that can break or damage the staircase if removed improperly.
A DIY stair lift removal may coat your carpet or other household surfaces with hard-to-remove grease. Attempting to remove a stair lift yourself can also scratch the floors, walls, doors and more.
On top of this, disposing of the lift can prove difficult. Avoid the headache, potential injuries and damage by leaving the job to skilled technicians.
The Stair Lift Experts Are Here to Help
Removing a stair lift can be a straightforward and stress-free process with the right team. The factory-trained technicians at Arrow Lift bring the expertise and skills required to provide the stair lift removal services you need.
Whether you’re ready to get a stair lift after learning about the easy removal or you need a lift taken off of your staircase, contact Arrow Lift today!