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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 Stairlift Safety Tips

How could you household benefit from a stairlift?

Follow these safety tips when operating your stairlift.

If you have a mobility issue that prevents you from traveling up and down the stairs in your home, you need a device that can assist you on a daily basis.  You should think about investing in a stairlift to help you or a family member navigate your home easily.  When your stairlift is installed in your home, it is critical that you know how to use it properly.  Luckily, there are a few simple tips you can follow so that you can be safe while operating your stairlift.

Clear The Way

When it comes to being safe while using your stairlift, it is critical that the track and your stairs are clear of any items.  Make sure that any loose clothing that could get trapped during travel is kept away from the track. The last thing you want is a piece of clothing getting caught in your stairlift causing you to get injured.

Power It Up

One of the most important safety tips to follow is always to keep your stairlift plugged in so the batteries are charged.  In a situation where the power has gone out, you will still be able to use your stairlift using the battery backup for a few trips. Make sure that you have batteries in both of your remotes that control your stairlift.

Watch What Is In The Seat

When using a stairlift, it is vital that only one person is traveling at a time, remember to never carry a child with you.  Make sure that you understand and follow the weight limits on the manufacturer’s guide of your stairlift. You do not want to exceed the weight limit on your stairlift.  

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