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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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4 Ways Your Business Could Benefit from Material Lifts

Material Lifts

Material lifts make it simple to transport heavy cargo or products between multiple floors with safety and reliability that you can trust.

Are you a commercial property owner looking to upgrade your space? Material lifts could be the perfect addition to your business or multi-resident housing facility. Material lifts make it simple to transport heavy cargo or products between multiple floors with safety and reliability that you can trust. How could a material lift change the way that your commercial business operates? Here are four of the diverse ways that a material lift could give your commercial business a boost.

Material Lifts 101

Lifting heavy objects and moving them between floors can be a very pressing safety and health issue for commercial business owners. Material lifts were actually invented to help prevent common workplace injuries and time-consuming labor. Material lifts work by moving heavy materials such as drywall, HVAC units, and products from surface to surface with ease.

Material Lifts Stand Out from the Crowd

There are many other lifting devices available for commercial businesses to do the same tasks that a material lift does, but none of them do it quite as well. Material lifts stand out from other types of lifting devices because they:

  • Cost significantly less than forklifts and other lifting machines that require electricity or gas to get the job done
  • Can reach heights up to 14 feet from the ground level
  • Are affordable enough that you could purchase one to stay at your commercial business permanently, instead of needing to constantly rent forklifts or other pricey machinery
  • Are safer and less accident-prone than forklifts and other lifting machinery

Material Lifts Fit Your Needs

Unlike forklifts and other lifting mechanisms, material lifts require only a small amount of maintenance a few times of year, instead of near-constant repairs and adjustments. Material lifts operate very smoothly and quietly, so many times you won’t even hear it running in the background while other workers complete tasks. There aren’t any ear plugs or noise-canceling ear coverings needed to operate a material lift. Even better—material lifts don’t need to rest during operation. You will never need to let them sit for an hour or two at a time in between projects, so overall productivity will also be needed.

Material Lifts Do More with Less

Material lifts, like we said above, let your workers do more with less. Material lifts can be operated by a single worker at a time without any safety or well-being concerns, so you won’t need to assign multiple people to the job just to get it done. Material lifts allow you to move huge and heavy pallets of inventory after hours with the simple use of the drive header, instead of having to wait until the next morning for more workers to show up.

Material Lifts Work in Many Different Commercial Businesses and Industries

Material lifts work flawlessly in a huge variety of commercial businesses. Do you need to separate hazardous materials as part of your daily job? Laboratories, hospitals, and other commercial businesses that handle hazardous materials could benefit from material lifts, as they move large quantities of hazardous materials safely and correctly.

Material Lifts from Preferred Elevator

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.

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