Used Stair Lifts

Before stair lifts were available, people with mobility problems only had a number of costly or complicated options available to them including:

  • A personal assistant to carry you up and down stairs
  • Moving home or living purely on the ground floor
  • Installing an elevator
Nowadays, however, many people who suffer with mobility issues opt to have a stair lift installed instead.  These are simple, cost effective alternatives and enable people to continue to live independently in their own homes.

Why Opt for Used Stair Lifts

Used stair lifts, very simply put, are much cheaper than they are new.  However, this is generally only the case if you are looking at a straight stair lift.  The two types of stair lifts that are available on the market are:

  • Straight stair lifts which are suitable for staircases that do not go around any corners or bends
  • Curved stair lifts which can be used on staircases that do have corners or bends, including spiral staircases
Straight stair lifts have many advantages besides being cheap, mainly because they come in a standard format that can be installed on any stair case.  As installation is also very easy, many people are now opting to purchase used stair lifts instead and install them themselves with the help of some friends or family members.

With curved stair lifts, the price difference between new and used stair lifts is almost non existent.  This is because curved stair lifts are custom made and have to be adapted specifically to the staircase on to which they are fitted.

How to Buy Used Stair Lifts

In today’s world, almost everything can be done from the comfort of your own home.  However, although it is possible to purchase a used stair lift from start to finish without leaving your house, it is advisable to ask some qualified installers to look at your staircase and provide you with some sound advice on which type of used stair lift best suits your needs.  If you do contact a company, it is important to ensure they are able to provide you with an explanation as to where their used stair lifts have come from and whether or not they have a full service history.  This is the best way of ensuring that your stair lift is safe.

Buying or Renting Used Stair Lifts

It is also possible to hire used stair lifts, or have them installed in your home on a temporary basis.  This is a particularly good idea for people who only have short term mobility issues, such as a broken leg.  Another reason why some people opt to rent used stair lifts instead of purchasing is due to financial reasons, as it allows people to pay a monthly amount, rather than having to invest a high amount of money.  Of course, overall, this is a more expensive option.

As you can see, having used stair lifts installed in your home can be a great way to once again live independently and it doesn’t have to break the bank.

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