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COVID-19 Notice

Preferred Elevator would like to assure our customers that we are taking all necessary steps to do our part in flattening the curve of COVID-19. We have developed a “No Family Contact” process for service, repairs and installations. Our Mechanic, who will be wearing a mask and gloves, will call you when we are at your front door and will discuss the issues or concerns you have with your unit. Our customer can then unlock the door, but there is no need to further greet the Mechanic or be present for the service, repair or installation. Please feel free to move to another part of the home while we are working. Final payment can be left for technician or can be done over the phone with our office.
We greatly appreciate your business during this time.

Ken Gough


Elevators installed with more than 4 inches of “gap space” between the hoistway doors and the elevator car doors can pose a serious safety risk. Children may become entrapped in the space and could be seriously injured or killed. This risk can be reduced with the proper installation of space guards at each floor.

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3 Elevator Safety Tips

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There are few simple ways to be safe while riding an elevator,

Depending on your destination and your physical ability, sometimes your only option for transportation is an elevator.  Whether it is in your office building or your apartment complex, you should be safe in an elevator at all times.  The last thing you want is the door closing on your hand or something causing you to trip as you leave the car.  There are a few simple ways to be safe in any elevator you choose to ride.  

When Waiting and Entering The Elevator

You need to stay safe even when you are not in an elevator.  When the elevator arrives, you should wait for everyone to leave before entering.  If the elevator is full, then wait for the next one or take the stairs.  Do not try to squeeze into a fully packed elevator and avoid stopping an elevator with your arm or an item of any kind.  If there is a fire in your building, then take the stairs to exit the building safely.

Riding and Exiting

Once you get into the elevator, press the button for your specific destination and then move to the back of the car.  You should hold all children and pets firmly, and make sure all your belongings are away from the door.  Pay attention to the floor indicators in your elevator and be prepared to exit.  If the doors do not open automatically on a specific floor, then press the ‘“open doors” button.  If that does not work, then press the alarm button and wait for assistance.  

If The Elevator Stops Between Floors

It is critical that you stay calm if your elevator stops between floors, and use the alarm button to call for assistance immediately.  If there is a phone or intercom in the elevator, listen to the professional’s direction and wait for them to arrive.  You should not try to open the doors yourself or try to exit the elevator if the doors are open slightly.  The last thing you want to do is injure yourself trying to get out.

Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!

For 11 years, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.

For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!

Get in touch with us! Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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    Preferred Elevator

    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
    • 24/7 Emergency Service
    • Business Hours:
      Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
    • MHIC #123888
    • Elevators Contractors License #1186
    • DC License #ELC1300867