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How to remove a stairlift

Removing unwanted stairlifts when they are no longer required is something our skilled technicians are able to help you with. Read our guide for more.
Stairlift removal service

If you are moving into a property that already has a stair lift installed that you do not need, or the mobility aid in your current home is no longer required, then you are in need of professional stairlift removal services.

Whether you are interested in buying a newer model or removing the equipment altogether, stairlift removal should always be done by a trained professional. Attempting to remove the device yourself might result in damaged fittings and fixtures in the home or damage to the stairlift.

With the help and support of a professional, removal of a stairlift from your home is quick, stress-free and simple. This page aims to answer all the questions you may have on how to remove a stairlift.


  • What will my stairs look like after my stairlift is removed?
  • How long will it take to remove my stairlift?
  • Who will remove my stairlift?
  • Advice and contact information

What will my staircase look like once my stairlift has been removed?

For indoor stairlifts, there might be small holes left in the stair tread where the brackets were drilled. If the equipment was installed on carpeted stairs it is possible that some minor indentation may be left. However, this can often be eliminated by steam cleaning the area.

On some occasions, if the colour of your carpet has naturally faded through use then you may also notice a slight colour difference between the carpet and the sections covered by the brackets.

Removal of an outdoor stairlift might cause some visible marks if the equipment was attached to a stone or tiled surface. However, these can be filled in afterwards.

How long will it take to remove my stairlift?

We recommend that the removal of stairlifts should only be carried out by a trained professional. The removal should only take a couple of hours. You can arrange a date and time with a trusted provider such as Companion Stairlifts to quickly and efficiently carry out the stairlift removal.

Who will remove my stairlift?

If looking to remove a stairlift or upgrade to a newer model, then in most cases often the original supplier will arrange to dismantle and collect the existing equipment and recycle it without no, or a low, removal fee.

Please note: As part of our terms and conditions Companion Stairlifts do not offer a buyback service on stairlifts. This is because whether you have a straight or curved stairlift, it will be bespoke and made to measure. However, the team will remove your old stairlift free of charge if you are purchasing a new mobility aid from Companion Stairlifts.

Advice and contact information

Please contact us on 0800 117 0159 where our trained advisors can help answer any questions you may have regarding your stairlift removal. The line is open 24 hours and day and is free from landlines and some mobile networks.