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Is It Worth It To Buy A Recycled Stair Lift?

No matter what type of purchase you make, it’s always wise to get some assurances that the product you’re buying is of high quality. The last thing you want is to make a purchase – especially a big ticket item – only to find out that it underperforms based on your expectations. This is certainly true if the item requires instalment. The hassle of installing and then having to remove a faulty product is both time and money consuming…and quite annoying.

This is why, at Advantage Home Health Solutions, it is mandatory for us to ensure that each and every one of our mobility solutions comes in the form of a top-of-the-line product. We stand by each and every one of our products knowing that the safety of all of our clients is a top priority. It’s our mission to not only provide solutions for their mobility issues, but to ensure the safety of our clients in the process. And that includes our recycled products!

What recycled products are offered by Advantage Home Health Solutions?

Both recycled and brand new stair lifts are part of our long list of accessibility products. We have many years of experience with both new and used stair lifts and, as a result, know that one thing is for sure: age is seldom a factor when considering the quality of a stair lift. Determining its usability is based on its former frequency of use and the condition that it is in. As always, it’s important to make sure that it is in tip top working condition to guarantee the safety of the user.

What is the advantage of installing a previously used stair lift?

The most obvious advantage is that it will save you money. Naturally, we offer reduced prices on our previously used stair lifts. Many clients express concerns that the stair lifts they need are necessary for their loved ones’ safety and accessbility to various levels of the home. However, they may not be required for long periods of time. Making an investment in a product that may be used for a short-term basis can be difficult for some people. And this is understandable.

At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we know from experience that many stair lifts get installed, eventually uninstalled and used again by other parties. As a result, it only makes sense to offer discounted prices, all the while assuring each client of the same safety and reliability the product offered the previous user.

What makes a used stair lift worthy of consideration?

Quite simply, we make sure that our used stair lifts are able to run just as smoothly as new ones. It’s also important to ensure that the rails they become attached to are in good condition, even if there are telltale signs of wear. It is also a strict policy of ours to never buy back or sell a stair lift unless we have full access to the manufacturer’s technical support and parts department. That way, we can quickly find solutions for required maintenance on our stair lifts, if necessary.

Advantage Home Health Solutions also provides additional warranties to clients who purchase used stair lifts. As important as it is for us to provide our clients with options that can save them money, we never compromise their safety. With that said, it is definitely worth it to buy a recycled stair lift!

If you have any questions about the stair lifts or other home accessibility options that Advantage Home Health Solutions has to offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us to ask them. Give us a call at 403-460-5438. You may also email us by filling out the form on our Contact Page!

A Guide For Seniors To Bolster Their Strength And Balance

A Guide For Seniors To Bolster Their Strength And Balance

Regularly addressing the needs of the older adults in our community, our team is adamant about keeping seniors safe all year round. A major reason is because falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. This week we look at ways to bolster strength and balance.

Stairlift | FAQ’s

What's the minimum width for a stair lift?

There are no specific width requirements to install a stairlift. All stairs in Canada are built to specific codes and standard widths, which we know will permit the installation of some type of stairlift. There are no renovations required; we install the stairlift in the space you have and based on your specific requirements. You do not have to remove handrails for a stairlift installation.

What's the average cost of a stair lift?

Many factors can influence the price of a stairlift such as number of stairs, curves, stopping points, nearby availability of power sources. We will always determine the most suitable, safe and cost effective solution for your specific needs.

Some of the price ranges for stairlifts can be found on our website. You may also qualify for funding

Do you carry anything similar to acorn chair lifts for stairs?

We carry both straight and curved stairlifts for various types of settings. What’s important to note is we have a PhotoSurvey system to assist us with exact measurements of your stairs. This system helps us in perfecting your stairlift installation and will ensure a safe, smooth and always complete ride up the stairs.

We are sure to have a model of stairlift suitable for your needs, safety and budgetary requirements.

Is it possible to install a stair lift myself?

If you have a bit of construction or technical, engineering type background, it’s possible. But there are a number of factors that would probably influence you NOT to do the installation yourself.

On the YES side:

If it’s a straight stairlift, it’s possible:

  • If there’s a supplier (manufacturer or dealer) willing to support you with installation questions.
  • If you have a bit of technical knowledge, good measurements and understanding of mathematical information to make the necessary calculations to get the right parts.

On the NO side:

  • It can be a bit complex or confusing. If you don’t have the correct tools for cutting or joining the rails.
  • If you run into an issue after installation (like a breakdown), it may not be covered by warranty.
  • If it involves a stairlift with turns or curves, it’s challenging to ensure the exact measurements that will ensure a perfectly smooth and safe ride.

We are sure to have a model of stairlift suitable for your needs, safety and budgetary requirements.

My stair lift is beeping. What could be wrong?

Here are some possibilities that could explain why your stair lift is beeping:

Power off, receptacle issues, tripped breaker, charger issues, dislodged from the charge strip, connection issue between charger and rail, not in locked position and therefore can’t use remote, seat not in lock position, obstruction, armrests not in down position, some safety issue that needs tending.

If your stair lift needs service, we’re happy to help. Just give us a call and we’ll do our best to help. If it’s not urgent, you can request more information or a service call here.

My stair lift will not move. What could be the problem?

There are several possibilities for a stairlift to not work:

  • key (incorrect position or missing)
  • armrests in the wrong position
  • if it’s not plugged in
  • if  batteries are drained from age or other reasons such as recent power outage.

If this didn’t solve the issue, you may need a service call. Reach out by phone and call 403-460-5438 or request more information about stair lift service here.

How is a stairlift installed?

When installing a stair lift, we’ll be sure to get as close to the wall or railing as possible. We’ll take measurements specific to your stairs and in the event of a curved stair lift, we’ll manufacture a unit specifically for your situation. We’ll mount the stair lift rail directly onto the stair treads.

A stairlift can typically be installed in one afternoon. We’ll always ensure the stair lift installation meets your needs for safety of the user as well as others in the home.

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