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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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Maintenance Procedures for Dumbwaiters

Maintenance Procedures for Dumbwaiters

Today, we’ll be telling you how to properly maintain dumbwaiters so they can last as long as possible.

If you have a dumbwaiter at home, then you know how convenient it can be to have it around. Dumbwaiters are great for transporting all sorts of items to the different levels of your home, whether you need to move pet food, groceries, firewood, among other things. To keep dumbwaiters functioning properly, however, you’ll have to schedule the proper maintenance procedures. That’s why, today, we’ll be telling you how to properly maintain dumbwaiters so they can last as long as possible.

Keep Tracks and Rollers Lubricated

As time passes, your rollers and tracks will lose their lubricative properties. Without proper lubrication, they are more susceptible to friction, which causes unnecessary damage that can shorten the lifespan of your dumbwaiter.

Because of this, make sure you’re having an annual service and maintenance performed by a professional. This way, your dumbwaiter is able to minimize damage, and maximize its lifespan.

Stay on Top of Cleaning

Make sure your dumbwaiter’s interior is cleaned regularly..  Without proper cleaning, your dumbwaiter might have performance difficulties, or the doors might not open or close properly. A clean dumbwaiter will have a much easier time functioning as intended.

See If There are Any Worn Out Components

While lubrication can extend the lifespan of your dumbwaiter’s components, they will still get worn down with enough time.. Professionals should always be the ones to carry out the service and maintenance , as they will know how to spot worn out components more easily. 


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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    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
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      Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
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