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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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How To Choose the Perfect Wheelchair Lift

There are a few things to consider when looking for a wheelchair lift.

Whether you use a wheelchair to get from place to place, or have a family member that is bound to one, your home should be set up for anyone to get around easily.  One of the best ways to assist wheelchairs users is to install a wheelchair lift in their home.  Although, it can be a stressful process choosing the right wheelchair lift considering there are a variety of options available.  Luckily, there are a few simple steps to follow to choose the perfect wheelchair lift to make you or your loved one’s lives easier.

Platform Lifts

When you are looking for a wheelchair lift for your home, you will most likely purchase a platform lift which will transport you and your wheelchair over any vertical barrier.  Commonly referred to as a vertical or porch lift, you can use it in a variety of areas throughout your home such as in front of your deck or at the bottom of a staircase.  When operating a vertical platform lift, all you have to do it roll on to the platform, shut the door, and press the button to transport to your destination.

Incline Lifts

If you are limited on space in your home, then an incline lift is the perfect choice for you and your family to use.  An incline lift travels diagonally along the side of your staircase making it simple for you to get over your stairs.  It is similar to a stairlift but is large and sturdy enough to transport a wheelchair smoothly.  An incline lift is easy to maneuver so family and guests can move it out of the way when they need to use the stairs.  It is the perfect piece of equipment if you have a small home or live in an apartment.

Purchasing A Lift

Once you have found the perfect wheelchair lift to install in your home, there are a couple of things to consider when purchasing it.  You should consult with a product specialist, such as one of the professionals at Preferred Elevator, to make sure you are purchasing the right lift for your home.  Make sure to go to the manufacturer’s website of the lift you are interested in and look at the customer testimonials for the specific wheelchair lift.  

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