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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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Dispelling 3 Common Myths About Home Elevators

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Learn the truth behind these myths about home elevators.

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!

Get in touch with us! Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8 am -5 pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, 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