A residential elevator is one of the best devices to help people travel around your home, especially those with a mobility issue. Having an elevator in your home is a luxury, that comes with responsibility. It is essential that you care for your residential elevator properly throughout the year to prevent major issues and potential repairs. Luckily, there are few simple maintenance tips you can follow so that your residential elevator lasts for many years to come.
Check and Inspect
One of the most important aspects of elevator maintenance is routine inspection. It is critical that you check your elevator every time you use it for any issues or irregularities. You need to listen for any strange noises, or make note if it jolts or does not align with the floor outside the cab once it stops on the desired floor.. Preferred Elevator offers an Annual Service Agreement, which includes a 60-Point Inspection to ensure your equipment is working correctly and can recommend any replacements before it leads to a costly repair.
Do Not Overload
When it comes to caring for your elevator, it is extremely important that you pay attention to the weight limits of your specific unit. You want to make sure that you are not exceeding the weight limits when transporting heavy items in your elevator. Overloading could lead to damage or permanently breaking your elevator because you went over the maximum weight capacity.
Avoid Industrial Cleaners
It is critical that you avoid using any harsh chemical or cleaners on your elevator, especially on the internal mechanisms. Industrial cleaners are known to corrode the inner workings of elevators. It is best to consults with the professionals at Preferred Elevator when it comes to cleaning your 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!