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Home Elevator Safety Tips

Home Elevator Safety Tips

Here are home elevator safety tips that you should always follow.

A home elevator is a useful feature for a lot of people’s houses. Some people, however, might feel a little uncomfortable with the idea of using one. To ease people who may be nervous about elevators, it’s important to follow safety protocol with any elevator you have in your home. Here are home elevator safety tips that you should always follow.

Work With an Experienced Elevator Company

Only professionals will know all of the safety precautions to take when it comes to maintaining a home elevator. Professionals can inspect your elevator and determine whenever something is wrong, as well as what the best course of action is for correcting the issue.

If you’re in the process of installing an elevator, make sure you contract only with a certified/ licensed elevator mechanic to ensure all safety measures and Code requirements in your area are met. Licensed elevator mechanics are properly trained, giving you peace of mind the installation will not compromise the safety of anyone who uses the elevator.

Call for Help as Soon as You Need Repairs

Have you noticed any odd noises coming from your home elevator? Maybe your elevator doesn’t stop exactly where it should? In situations such as these, don’t delay getting help with these problems. It’s vital that your elevator works properly at all times because it ensures the safety of those who use it. Set up a maintenance schedule with a reliable elevator company so that you can address problems as soon as they come up.

Acknowledge the Weight Restrictions of Your Home Elevator

Home elevators are smaller than their commercial counterparts. As such, the weight that they can handle isn’t as great. Speak with your elevator manufacturer to confirm what the weight restrictions are for your home elevator. This way, you avoid problems such as doors failing to close or cables being broken.

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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!

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