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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 Tips to Choose the Perfect Dumbwaiter

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The number one benefit of a dumbwaiter is that it adds convenience

The number one benefit of a dumbwaiter is that it adds convenience. Dumbwaiters help transport food, dishes, medical supplies and equipment, and other items between floors in many commercial establishments, but dumbwaiters benefit homeowners as well. A dumbwaiter can transport a wide range of items like groceries, luggage, dishware, and more for a homeowner. A dumbwaiter is a smart solution that takes strain and tension off of the body. If you’re looking to find the perfect dumbwaiter for your home, here are three useful tips. 

Consider Construction Costs 

First, you want to think about where the installation is ideal for the layout of your home. The lift needs to be able to travel vertically through the floors,  so if there are any obstructions in the layout of your home the installation may not be possible in a certain area. You also want to think about if there is enough space to build a hoistway with room for a guide rail, cable, and overhead. If you can’t gauge this information by merely taking a look, we are here to help you. We can determine if you have the site and space dimension for a dumbwaiter with a no-cost visit to your home. 

Hire a Professional

As we have mentioned with elevators, wheelchair lifts, and stairlifts, installing lifts is a complex process. It’s one thing to order a bookshelf from Amazon and to put it together. It’s another thing to install a dumbwaiter. Any installations that involve modifying the home in a major way requires a professional. Our experienced, licensed, and insured mechanics can answer any of your questions and ensure a safe installation. 

Think About the Weight Capacity

Dumbwaiters typically have a weight capacity of 200 pounds for residential applications. With that in mind, ensure that you never exceed the weight capacity of your lift. Other considerations also include the height you want to load and unload the dumbwaiter, the finishes, and the cab gates. Cab gates can be roll top, bi-part, collapsible, and with landing doors. 

Reach Out to Preferred Elevator Today If:

  • Transporting items up and down the steps is difficult.
  • You’re looking for a sensible and affordable solution to navigate through your home and age in place
  • You want your commercial property to be ADA-compliant 

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

For 14 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 8 am -5 pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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    • 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