It has been seen that it’s not easy to climb the stairs for the old age people and the people who are suffering from the mobility related diseases/problems. Stairs are oftenly avoided by these people, since falling down can lead such people toward death or can be a cause for the hospitalization and accidental death especially, who have crossed the age of sixty five. Therefore, those people pay more heed while climbing the stairs up.
As a result, a stair lift has been discovered to avoid such type of accidents and such people could climb the stairs without taking other’s help. A Stair lift can easily lift a person up and drop him/her down.
For sufficiently wide stairs, a rail is escalated to the steps of the stairs or on the wall next to the stairs. A chair or lifting platform is connected to the rail. A person on the chair or platform is lifted as the chair or platform travels along the rail.
The purpose of using such facility is to provide the independent access to the stairs. You may likely find many options in this regard. It might be costly and out of the range of a normal person. To overcome this, you may consider purchasing a used lift to save the money. Whenever you determine to purchase a used lift, it is advised to follow few instructions:
You will need to find a reliable dealer who sells or deals with the used stair lifts. There are many ads published online every day, like a private person is selling his/her own stair lift. It might not be useful for him any more due to the absence of a regular user.
It is sure that you will not be able to know that what exactly, you are going to obtain by this way (online Ads). The lift can be broken or it might have been used very poorly and not in a safe condition.
Hence, if you decide to purchase a used stair lift, it is strongly advised to purchase it from the responsible dealer instead of buying through online ads. You will also be able to save the money purchasing it from the dealers by getting discounts. However please note that the product which you will get from the dealer will be rebuilt. Rest assured, it will completely be refurbished up to the factory standards.
The product will be in the same condition as it comes out of the factory for the first time. Importantly, you will get the warranty with it. This is the thing (guarantee) which a private person will not be able to provide you.
Price comparison: It is also suggested to compare the price of a new stair lift and a used (refurbished) stair lift. If you purchase a rebuilt/refurbished stair lift, then only the difference will be in price and the warranty. Moreover, the new lifts are offered with an extensive warranty plan.
However, the used one comes with the 6 months of warranty. If you do not get a great deal in terms of price, then it is advised to buy a fresh stair lift by paying the little more and get the warranty of 5 or 10 ten year as comes with.
Installation: It will be a great deal, you consider installing it yourself. This applies in both the cases whether you install the new stair lift or the used one. By installing yourself, you can save the money. Please note that most of the stair lifts are made of a straight staircase which is fairly easy to install by using normal household tools.
You can also take the guidance from the dealer in this regard and go by an instructions guide which will be provided at the time of purchase. After watching at the guide/instructions manual, if it seems that it is easy to install, you may try yourself and save the money. If it seems to be difficult, do not make any attempt, you can ask the dealer to install it for you.
Buying the stair lift from the right place, can make the money save and obtain the right product.