Stairlift removal should be left to the experts so they can do it the right way. The wrong steps involved can result in damages to the product and damages to your walls it was attached to. The goal should be to remove it safely and securely without any damages in the process. They have the right tools and techniques to get the job done. Typically, those items won’t be in your home.
Selling the Product
You want the stairlift removal to be done successfully if you plan to sell the product. It may have lots of life left in it and you can get back a large percentage of the money you paid for it. Even if it has some damages, you may be able to sell it for a bit of money. There are providers out there willing to buy them because they repair them and sell them for more than they paid you.
If the stairlift removal items aren’t working, they may be used as parts. There is likely to be something in that set up that is able to be salvaged. It may be the seat, the motor, or any number of items that can be used to fix other products out there. The person taking it down for you will likely be interested in all of this.
The parts can be very heavy so stairlift removal needs to be done correctly to ensure overall safety. Certain fasteners can’t be removed until other items have been removed. Otherwise, there is no longer any support for them and they can fall. Not only can they be damaged, they can also be a safety hazard to anyone around. It is best to steer clear of the area and let them handle it.
It is a good idea to take photos of the area before they start the work and afterwards. Try to go into a location of the home where you won’t be in their way. You can even go outside if it is a nice day and then you can see them carrying the parts out as they take them down.
Typically, stairlift removal can be completed in just a few hours. However, it will depend on who does the work, if it is one person or a crew, the type of stairlift, and other variables. They should be able to give you an estimated timeframe when you schedule the appointment. They may need to come see it first to give you a better idea.
They may need to complete an inspection of the product and try it out before they take care of the stairlift removal. If they are going to purchase it from you, they need to know how well it works or any problems it has. This will help them to decide on how much they will offer you for it. You can decide if you want to accept that offer or just have them take it down and then sell.
You may get a better price if you sell it on your own independently. It can take some time though to find a buyer and for them to come remove it from your home where it is being stored. You may decide it is better to just take the offer on the table and be done with it. You can also counteroffer what they present. They may be willing to increase it once you ask.
You should do an inspection as well once the product has been taken down. Make sure they didn’t accidentally cause any damages to your flooring or to your walls. If they did, you may be able to file a claim for them to repair those damages. Once they leave the premise though, it is too late to prove anything like that occurred due to their procedures.