When it comes to finding a stairlift, you will be given a host of options. You will need to decide whether you want straight or curved to meet the lines of your staircase. You will also be given the choice between brand new, reconditioned or rental options.
Reconditioned stairlifts are a top choice if you require the lift in the long term but don’t want to break the bank buying the item. The price is affordable and is probably the main appeal to choosing these over a new version.
The lifts offered as reconditioned stairlifts are all in good condition. In fact in most cases there are very small signs that they have been used int he past, most of them look as good as new. The only difference is of course the price tag.
The lifts are all serviced and checked over thoroughly to ensure that they are in excellent working condition. Any parts that are faulty or showing signs of wear are replaced, so in truth, you are getting a lift that will provide you with the same service that a new one would, except it has been used by someone else in the past.
You find that the reconditioned stairlifts come with added after sales support. When you buy any lift you want to know that you buy from a company that will provide you with ongoing service and support when you need it most. They shouldn’t only offer the products, they should also offer installation, servicing, maintenance and repairs, so you only have one company to phone should anything go wrong at any time in the future.
Check to ensure that the lift you choose comes with a good warranty. Companies selling reconditioned stairlifts back their products with a warranty to provide you with peace of mind. The warranty should be a minimum of one year and cover any manufacturing faults that may go wrong. You may be able to take out a service warranty as well, which is worthwhile, to cover any breakdowns, so you don’t have to pay for them.
In addition to this, the company you choose should offer an installation service. Many of the companies will tailor the lift to meet the designs of your staircase and your personal preferences. If you have problems with your hands, for example, they should be able to provide you with a push button design. If there is no mains power near your stairs, they should be able to offer you a battery operated version.
Remember any stairlifts you choose whether new, reconditioned or rental will provide you with independence and the freedom to move around your home without relying on others for support.
For many people once they are unable or lose their confidence moving up and down the stairs they are restricted to the lower floors in their home. This means converting one of your downstairs rooms into a bedroom, which can be inconvenient and reduce your living space. With the reconditioned stairlifts they are affordable to most families while providing you with freedom and independence, giving you complete control on where you go in your home without relying on those around you.
Ensure that the stairlift you choose is quiet when operating. This is just a convenience that will reduce the risk of disturbing everyone in the home should you get up in the middle of the night and want to go downstairs to the kitchen.
The company you buy from should have a solid reputation with years of knowledge and experience enabling you to take full advantage of what the reconditioned stairlift can provide to your life moving forward.