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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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The Best Ways To Maintain Your Elevator

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How to maintain your commercial elevator so it will last for years to come.

People depend on elevators every day, whether in a corporate office building or an apartment building.  So, it is vital that they are constantly in working condition and avoid needing any repairs.  Preventative maintenance is key for having a long-lasting elevator that serves the needs of employees or residents.  There are simple steps you can go through daily to preserve the life of your elevator.  

Keep Track of Your Elevator’s Operation

The most efficient way to diagnose any problems is to keep a log of your elevator’s operation.  Write down how often it is used and when in the day issues occurs.  Keeping track of when issues are called in and their frequency, are useful information for the elevator repair company.  An elevator log is the best way to see if there is a pattern for a specific issue such as a stuck door or an odd sound.  You should also perform daily inspections for any potential issues and record them in the log.

Do Not Use Industrial Cleaners

The internal workings of an elevator are prone to corrosion when an unusual and harsh substance is used for cleaning purposes.  So, it is crucial to avoid using industrial cleaners on an elevator because they can cause more damage than good.  Contact your elevator repair service or contractor for the appropriate cleaners to use on your elevator.  

Be Aware of the Weight Limits

One of the most common ways an elevator is damaged is from the transportation of overweight items by tenants or staff.  Overloading an elevator can accelerate the wear and tear of mechanisms and can pose a real threat to occupants riding the car.  A widely accepted rule is to avoid transporting anything that weighs over a quarter of the elevator’s total maximum capacity in the elevator.  If your cleaning staff needs to constantly transport heavy items, consider installing a separate service elevator.

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 our 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!

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      Essex, MD 21221
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