You want an easier, less cumbersome way to navigate your home’s different levels. Despite some of the myths you’ve heard, a home elevator is a terrific addition for any homeowner who wants to make it more convenient to maneuver throughout their home. Here are a few common myths about home elevators that you shouldn’t believe.
Residential Elevators Aren’t Safe and Will Frequently Break Down
Maybe you’re worried that a home elevator isn’t as safe as a commercial elevator, but this line of thinking is false. When you install an elevator in your home, there are a lot of rules and safety guidelines that must be followed. These regulations govern how the elevator operates so that it’s safe for home usage.
Perhaps you’re worried about overloading the elevator or have concerns that the cable will break and the elevator will come crashing down. Fortunately, there are safeguards in place that prevent this from happening.
Home elevators have multiple cables; even if one breaks, the unit has backup cables that hold it in place. If you overload your home elevator, the elevator won’t move until you lower the onboard weight to an acceptable level. It will make a noise that alerts you that the weight is too high.
There are even safeguards that keep your elevator safe and functional in the event of a power outage. Most elevator units have backup power so you can get to the closest level and get out.
You’ll Need to Maintain and Repair a Home Elevator Frequently
While home elevators do require a certain level of regular maintenance, a properly installed elevator is simple to keep operational. You’ll want to have your elevator inspected once a year to ensure it’s running smoothly and detect any issues before they become larger problems.
A Home Elevator is Too Expensive
Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t even consider installing a home elevator because they automatically think it will cost too much. An elevator can definitely be an affordable addition to your home. Your final cost will depend on how many floors you want the elevator to go to, the size and type of your elevator cab, and your elevator’s overall design.
Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!
For over a decade, 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!