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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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Home Elevator Safety Tips

Having an elevator in your home can make a huge difference in your accessibility and living quality, but it is easy to forget how vital elevator safety is. Accidents from home elevators are rare, but when they occur, it is often due to preventable mistakes. As you’re choosing an elevator for your home be sure to pay attention to he weight regulations, and always enter and exit carefully. Also, be sure to follow these three tips.

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Learn how to be safe while using your elevator.

Use An Experienced Contractor

The first step to a safe and secure home elevator is a proper installation. While professional installation can be pricey, this is not a place where you should pinch costs but doing it yourself. Not only will professional installation ensure that your elevator will work well for many years, but it necessary for you and your loved one’s safety. Always choose someone with several years of experience and aim for a shop with a local repairman.

Make Repairs Immediately

Having a local repairman is necessary as any repairs should be done in a timely fashion. Not only can small issues quickly cause major damage, but it can also lead to serious injury. Yearly maintenance should be completed to keep everything running smoothly and effectively. Always try to stay aware of any issues, such as odd noises or poor alignment as these can be signs of serious problems.

Know The Emergency Features

Home elevators always come equipped with an emergency alarm and phone that can be used in case of problems. Never force an exit if you are stuck in an elevator, if it is to move or if it is not secure severe injury and death may occur. With that in mind, always be aware of where the emergency features in your elevator are located and be sure that any visitors know as well.

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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    • 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