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How are stairlifts removed?

Often customers are concerned that once their need for a stairlift has passed, there will be difficulties with the removal of a straight or curved stairlift and what their stairs will look like after. Just as the installation is a smooth service, with professional help, removing an unwanted stairlift can be just as stress-free.

Whether the customer is looking to upgrade their straight stairlift to a newer model or the stairlift is no longer required and the owner wants to remove the equipment altogether or they have moved house, this should not be done without the aid of a professional or removal service as it can damage both the property and the equipment. 

What will my stairs look like after my stairlift is removed?

If it is an indoor stairlift that is installed on carpeted or wooden stairs, there may be a few small holes left in the stair tread where the brackets were drilled. If there is a carpet, it is possible that an indentation may also be left. This can often be rectified by steam cleaning the area.


How long does it take to remove a stairlift?

Stair lift removal should only be done by professionals to ensure your property is not damaged. The removal should only take a couple of hours, at a pre-arranged time, with a reputable service provider like Handicare. If you are looking for alternative options for the removal of your stairlift such as taking it to the recycling plant, scrapping it or donating a stairlift to charity, please see our dedicated guide.

Who will remove my stairlift?

If you are looking to have a stairlift removed in order to upgrade to a newer model, Handicare will offer to remove the old stairlift and recycle it. This can all be done during your home visit.

Please note that Handicare does not offer a buyback service on stairlifts due to the bespoke, made-to-measure nature of the goods, however, they will remove your old stairlift free of charge if you are purchasing a new Handicare stairlift.

How do I recycle a stairlift?

You should avoid fly-tipping your unwanted stairlift at all costs as there are a myriad of options for recycling and re-using your stairlift. Recycling is an eco-conscious way for you to dispose of your unwanted stairlift, but there are a number of reputable companies who will remove your lift and dispose of it for a small removal fee. Handicare will be able to suggest a number of companies and for information regarding scrapping or recycling an old stairlift, please see the dedicated guide. 

For more advice please contact Handicare on 0800 9100 248 or make an enquiry here.

People are often concerned that once their need has passed, there will be trouble with the stairlift removal. However, the question of how to remove a stairlift can be easily solved with the help of professionals.

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