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Stairlift Removal

Stairlift Removal

Last updated on 11th September 2023

What happens when you no longer need your stairlift? We often get calls from people who want a stairlift removed, either because the person who used it no longer requires it, or they have moved house. Stairlift removal is usually relatively straightforward, but it is not a DIY job, as trying to remove a stairlift yourself could result in damage to your property or the lift.

We can help you find a professional stairlifts removal service in your local area. We have partnered with the leading stairlift removal companies in the UK to guarantee you the best price for its removal.

The reputable companies we recommend have trained engineers who uninstall stairlifts in an efficient and professional manner, so the whole process of removing your stairlift should be easy and stress-free.

Simply answer a few quick questions on our form below, or call us on 0800 024 8065 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

How Do I Get Rid of an Old Stairlift?

If you are concerned about what to do with your old stairlift, please contact our friendly team of stairlift experts and we can help you find the best solution. It is possible to remove stairlifts from any straight or curved stairs, but whether this can be done for free or at a small cost depends on the age, make, model and condition of your stairlift. Some stairlift removal companies buy second hand stairlifts if they meet certain criteria and they can be sold on as reconditioned stairlifts.

To find out if your old stairlift is worth anything or to get someone to remove your stairlift and dispose of it in a responsible way, please call us today.

Do You Remove Stairlifts For Free?

Some companies such as Age UK, Handicare and Companion Stairlifts that sell stairlifts, offer to remove an old stairlift and recycle it for free if you are upgrading to a new model.

Other companies that specialise in removing stairlifts sometimes offer to remove an old stair lift from free if they are likely to be able to resell it as a reconditioned stairlift for a small profit, or sell it for scrap value. The newer your stairlift is, the more likely it is that you will be able to find someone to remove it for free.

Please call us on our freephone number for more information.

Does Anyone Buy Second Hand Stairlifts?

There are stair lift removal companies that buy used stairlifts. How much you can sell your second hand stairlift for depends on a number of factors, such as whether it is straight or curved, its age and condition, and what brand it is.

In order to get a valuation, we can arrange for a local stairlift removal company to contact you to discuss their policy about buying used stairlifts and give you a price. For example, they may be happy to buy a non-working stairlift for parts and repairs.

If you agree on a price, the stairlift removing company will arrange a convenient time to come and remove your lift and leave your home in a clean and tidy condition.

Are There Any Companies That Remove Stairlifts Near Me?

We work with suppliers across the UK (England, Scotland and Wales) that specialise in mobility products, some of which over a buyback service if you purchased your stairlift from them originally, and many of which also offer a stairlift removal service, where they will reuse or recycle your lift.

We only recommend reputable stairlift removals companies that follow the correct procedures, rules and regulations for disposal of stairlifts and recycling of components, so your stairlift will be disposed of in an environmentally responsible way and not fly-tipped. You should always check the credentials of anyone offering to remove a stairlift for a fee.

If you are looking for an approved local company that specialises in removing stairlifts in your area, please enter your postcode and address on our website to check coverage, or simply phone us for more details.

How Much Does It Cost to Remove a Stairlift?

Your stairlift removal cost, if there is one, will depend on your particular case, and it is hard to give a specific price without doing a free home assessment. The price will be determined by the nature of the work involved to remove and dispose of the stairlift, and will be a reasonable fee to cover the costs involved.

Simple straight stairlifts are much easier to remove than curved stairlifts on a complex rail, where it may require more than one technician to manoeuvre the lift and rail without damaging your décor. The companies we recommend will give you free, impartial advice on what you can do with your old stairlift, such as donate it to a charity.

How Long Does It Take to Remove a Stairlift?

We recommend you choose a reputable company to professionally remove your stairlift rather than attempting to get rid of it on your own. Our trusted service providers can remove most stairlifts within two hours and can arrange an appointment to remove the lift within a few days, so you can get rid of your stairlift as quickly as possible.

Please contact us to request a free advice pack or arrange a removal appointment.

Will I Need to Re-carpet The Stairs After My Stairlift is Removed?

What will your stairs look like after your stairlift is removed? There should be no need to re-carpet your stairs when the work to take away your old stairlift is done, and the stairs should be returned to their original state.

There may be a few very small holes in the carpet or wood and possibly also small indentations in the carpet where the brackets were fixed to the stair tread, but usually these are no longer visible after brushing with a stiff brush or steam cleaning.

Does It Matter How Old My Lift Is?

Yes, how old your stairlift is will affect your options when it comes to removal. The age of your stairlift will determine whether a removal company will pay you for it, take it away for free, or charge you to remove it. Please call us to arrange a free assessment of the value of your stairlift.

What Makes and Models Are Worth the Most?

Stairlifts that are almost new and have only been used for a short time are generally worth the most money, but it does depend on the condition of the lift and whether it is a reliable make from a top UK brand. Leading brands include Acorn, Brooks, Companion, Handicare, Minivator, Stannah and ThyssenKrupp.

Who Do I Call?

For free impartial advice on what to do with an old stairlift that you want removed, please call us today on 0800 024 8065 and we will be happy to help.

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