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Debunking Misconceptions: A Comprehensive Guide to Stairlift FAQs

Debunking Misconceptions: A Comprehensive Guide to Stairlift FAQs

While purchasing a stairlift, there are various questions that arise in your mind regarding the products and services of the company such as cost, installation, return, refund, exchange, warranty and many more.

To guide you and help you make a better decision while purchasing the product, we have gathered the most commonly asked questions and answered them briefly so that you can have a better understanding of owning a stairlift. Our experienced and certified engineers and executives will be there for you to enhance the mobility for your dearest one or in your household.

#1. How does a stairlift work?

Stairlift is a chair that has been attached to a track through which the chair moves upwards and downwards. All the customer had to do is, sit on the chair and operate the stairlift upwards or downwards with the help of a control panel as per the need of the customer. This is the simplest explanation of a commonly asked question “How does a Stairlift work?”.

#2. What are the different types of stairlifts?

There are mainly two types of Stairlifts available in the market, first is straight and the other is curved stairlifts. Straight stairlift: As its name suggests it is used on straight stairways. Curved stairlift: The curved stairlift is used on the curved stairways which have turns and curves.

#3. How much does a stairlift cost?

One of the frequently asked questions is on how much does a stairlift cost and the simple answer is, the cost of a stairlift can vary depending on the type of stairlift, the length of the track, and any additional features. A surveyor will visit the premisses and carryout an assessment. But on average, a straight stairlift can cost between £1200 and £3000, while a curved stairlift can cost between £5000 £10000.

#4. How long does it take to install a stairlift?

One of the frequently asked questions is on how long does it take to install a stairlift and the simple answer is, The installation process can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day, depending on the type of stairlift and the complexity of the installation.

#5. Will a stairlift fit in my home?

One of the frequently asked questions is if a stairlift fit in my home and the simple answer is, Most stairlifts are designed to fit into most homes, but it is important to measure your stairway and consult with a stairlift supplier to ensure that the stairlift will fit in your home.

#6. Can I use a stairlift if I have mobility issues?

One of the frequently asked questions is on if I can use a stairlift if I have mobility needs and the simple answer is, Yes, stairlifts are designed to help individuals with mobility issues safely navigate stairs. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before purchasing a stairlift to ensure that it is the right solution for you.

#7. How do I maintain a stairlift?

One of the frequently asked questions is around the maintenance of a stairlift and the simple answer is, Most stairlifts require minimal maintenance, but it is important to keep the track and the chair or platform clean. It is also important to regularly check the battery and charge it as needed. It is recommended that you have a professional maintenance check at least once a year.

#8. How long does a stairlift last?

One of the frequently asked questions is on how long does a stairlift lasts and the simple answer is, The lifespan of a stairlift can vary depending on usage and maintenance, but most stairlifts have a lifespan of around 15-20 years.

#9. Can I have a stairlift installed if I rent my property?

One of the frequently asked questions is about getting a stairlift installed in a rent property and the simple answer is yes, it is possible, but you should check with your landlord to ensure that they approve the installation of a stairlift in the property.

There's no need to do any major modifications in the property, in most cases it is only needed to nail over the steps in the staircase. No need to drill wholes in the wall. There are some instances that there's a need to run an extension or move a radiator, but with a surveyor visit to make the assessment it will come on the report there and then and you can decide and inform the landlord if it is ok to carry out the work. In most cases there's minimum to none extra work. Stairlifts are designed to provide the minimum obstructions as possible.

#10. Are stairlifts covered by insurance?

One of the frequently asked questions is on the insurance coverage a stairlift product and the simple answer is in some insurance policies may cover the cost of a stairlift, but it is important to check with your insurance provider to see if your policy covers stairlifts and to find out if there are any restrictions or requirements that need to be met.

When it comes to purchasing a stairlift, it's important to have all the information you need to make an informed decision. We hope that this list of frequently asked questions has helped to clarify some of the expectations and realities of owning a stairlift.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to our qualified advisors, surveyors and engineers. We're here to help you every step of the way, and ensure that you find the right solution for your needs. With our help, you can feel confident in your decision to invest in a stairlift, and enjoy improved mobility in your own home.

In conclusion

At My Mobility UK, we hope this comprehensive guide has answered some of the most common stairlift FAQ questions and debunked some of the misconceptions surrounding owning a stairlift. We understand that the process of purchasing a stairlift can feel overwhelming, but we're here to help you every step of the way.

As a trusted supplier of new and reconditioned Acorn stairlifts, Acorn sit-stand, reconditioned Stannah stairlifts, Handicare 1000 outdoor, new Handicare stairlifts, new Platinum stairlifts, new Bruno stairlifts, reconditioned Thyssenkrupp stairlifts, and more, we provide free home surveys and offer financing and rental options to make stairlifts more accessible to those who need them.

We also offer a comprehensive guide to stairlifts, which you can trust to make an informed decision about the best stairlift for your needs. To get started, you can request a quote, request a brochure, or call our free number at 0800 208 1401. Our qualified advisors, surveyors, and engineers are here to help you every step of the way.

So if you or a loved one are looking to improve mobility and access all levels of your home, don't hesitate to reach out to us at My Mobility UK. With our help, you can enjoy safe and comfortable access to your home for years to come.

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