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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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A Modernized Elevator: Is It Time for One?

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Devices don’t last forever, yes, even a well-designed elevator.

Devices don’t last forever, yes, even a well-designed elevator. Normal wear and tear caused by regular use can impact the performance and efficiency of any machine. The average lifespan of an elevator is between 20-25 years with proper maintenance. Would you know if it was time to upgrade your residential or commercial LULA elevator? Here are three signs that a modernized elevator would be in your best interest. 

If Your Elevator is Heading Towards the 30-Year Mark 

Understandably, homeowners and owners of commercial establishments want to get the most usage out of their machines and devices. However, hanging on to a machine after its prime does more harm than good. Delays are an inconvenience, plus outdated elevator equipment can be a safety hazard. Unreliable doors can seem like a minor issue at first, but it could lead to costly problems in the long run. Plus, sometimes, the older an elevator is, the harder it is to obtain parts for it. 

If You Keep Requiring Service

Take a look at how many service calls you’re making because your equipment is malfunctioning. Ask yourself how often your equipment breaks down each year. Is it often? If so, it could be due to the age of your unit and it could be time for a new, modernized elevator. 

If Repair Costs Are Costly

Compare elevators to cars or any other large equipment. Sometimes, fixing a car is entirely worth it because you know that it will run for many years. However, sometimes the cost of car repairs puts you in a position where buying a new car would be the better option. Frequent repair calls are problematic, but what’s a bigger issue is when all of these calls are expensive and start adding up and burning a hole in your pocket. Other signs that it’s time for a replacement include the lift slowing down or not leveling when it stops at the desired floor. 

The Benefits of Modernized Elevators

  • Improved acceleration and deceleration rates
  • Energy efficiency/lower energy costs
  • Less electromagnetic noise
  • Better electrical performance 

If you’re ready to replace your outdated elevator with a safer and more efficient option, give us a call today! 

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
    • 24/7 Emergency Service
    • Business Hours:
      Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
    • MHIC #123888
    • Elevators Contractors License #1186
    • DC License #ELC1300867