03/05/2012

Tips Before Buying a Stair Lift

Last year I found myself eventually having to give in and accept that it was time to have a stairlift installed and not wanting to move from our home that we have done so much work too including a new kitchen, conservatory, wet room and just finished an extensive project to make the garden more accessible, moving home was not desired or financially viable.

Looking back I have to admit that it was a very good move, life is much easier and I am now safe going up and down the stairs and of course I am able to stay in the home that I love. Below are a few tips on buying a stairlift that I hope will help you make the right choice of not only the best make and model to meet your needs but also choosing the right company to install and maintain your lift.

Ensure that the stairlift fully meets your needs and that your home/stairs are surveyed and your individual requirements met including left or right hand controls if needed. Also look out for stairlift comparison sites, they can be a valuable tool in discovering what is out there, prices guides and what their customers have to say.

Stairlift cover: Most stairlifts come with a 12 month guarantee/warranty and that will include any repairs or breakdowns needed. However make sure that you receive full 24/7 breakdown cover before buying; you would be surprised how many companies only provide limited call-out and not at weekends. If they don’t offer it DO NOT entertain them!

Free home assessment: All reputable companies will offer you a free no obligation home survey/assessment.  Ask if there is a price before booking a home visit, if they charge go elsewhere.

Reputable company. Do as much as you can to ensure that the company you use is reputable and their website offers not just a telephone number but also their physical address and certainly not just a mobile number. 

I have checked out many stairlift suppliers and installers and Stay Home Stair Lifts is one of the best and most comprehensive I have found, they offer a full free survey, 24/7 breakdown cover, free advice and brochures, positive client testimonials and they are a family run business.  Call them on 0800 652 9562 and tell them Ableize sent you.

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