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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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Do I Need a Dumbwaiter for My Restaurant?

Do I Need a Dumbwaiter for My Restaurant?

A dumbwaiter is a terrific tool that comes in the form of a small freight elevator used to carry objects rather than people from one floor to another.

A dumbwaiter is a terrific tool that comes in the form of a small freight elevator used to carry objects rather than people from one floor to another. Last week we discussed the usefulness of dumbwaiters at home, but they have many benefits for commercial settings as well! A dumbwaiter is easy to install and can be of great service to any restaurant with more than one floor, and here are a few reasons why.


If your restaurant has multiple floors, a dumbwaiter is practically a requirement in order to make sure your restaurant is operating as efficiently as possible. Without a dumbwaiter, waiters and kitchen runners will be required to continuously travel up and down flights of stairs to communicate with the kitchen and transport orders to customers. After a short while, this can become quite a tiring task. A dumbwaiter will allow this process to operate much more smoothly and easily, allowing waiters to conserve their energy.

Reduces Accidents

While efficiency is increasing in your restaurant thanks to the presence of a dumbwaiter, you will also notice that accidents in your restaurant will be lowered as well. It is easy for someone to trip and fall while carrying someone’s meal up the stairs. That meal that was just dropped took quite a bit of time and care to prepare, so it will be troublesome to do the whole process over again and explain to the hungry customer why they will have to wait longer to eat. This is why you should reduce the risk of accidents in your restaurant with the simple addition of a dumbwaiter.

Creates More Space

A dumbwaiter takes up very little space, while also managing to free up even more space in your restaurant. Additionally, having a dumbwaiter in your restaurant helps free up space if you find your restaurant suffers from heavy people traffic and congestion. This will help give your customers and waiters more room to breathe since you will not need as many staff members for the sole purpose of delivering food to multiple floors. A dumbwaiter can take care of this for you instead.

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 8 am -5 pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.


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      Essex, MD 21221
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