Many households often face the problem of discarding old and unused stairlifts at home. Most of the time, it is because the users have passed on these equipments can make way for more physical space in the house. Therefore, the most convenient way out is to sell it to dealers of used devices. Most of these dealers will refurnish the used equipments before selling them to other home owners. However, if you were to buy direct from original home owners, you can get a more attractive and cheaper price. The catch is that you will have to pay for the removal service and learn how to recondition yourself for use. I will share with you some of the more important things to learn to recondition old stairlifts until they are as good as new.
Things to note about reconditioning
First, you need the correct set of tools to start the work. Stairlift is an electro-mechanical device that appears to be simple to the end user but, in fact, it can get quite complicated when you open up the system. Therefore, you need the right tools to do the right job. Tools such as spanner, wrench and screwdrivers are necessary to loosen the major parts. It is advisable not to touch the circuit board with your bare hands in case of electrocution. You should always use the tools to test first.
Second, you need to polish the track and remove any dirt or hair that are commonly found stuck at the edges. These will impede the movement as it moves along the track and accumulating a thick layer of hair will cause the device to jam while moving, posing a danger to the user. After removing the dirt, you can add some lubricant to the track which helps to smoothen the movement and provide anti rust protection.
Third, though not necessary, it is advisable to always change a new set of batteries, especially if the old one have not been changed one before. You can approach the manufacturer to find out the compatible battery models and replace accordingly. Old batteries have the tendency of leaking and causing short circuit to the, sometimes even fire.
Lastly, you can open up the side cover to view the circuit board and clean up the inside of the with a dry cloth. It is better if you have a dust remover that cleans the surface of dust completely with a swipe.
These tips should save you some money from hiring the experts for a simple job that can be accomplished with some tools and a little bit of hands on experience. These skills are useful for owners and can be applied to wheelchairs of any brands.