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More Myths Surrounding Home Elevators

More Myths Surrounding Home Elevators

Here are more of the myths that surround home elevators.

There are many people who can benefit from using home elevators, anyone dealing with mobility impairments or who are dealing with injuries that make it harder to move around. However, there are a few myths that have been going around that could deter people from investing in an elevator for themselves. We want to clear those myths up for you so that you can feel more comfortable investing in something that will help you navigate your home. We’ve gone over a few myths in the past, but there are still a few more that need to be addressed. Here are more of the myths that surround home elevators.

Myth #1: Home Elevators Can Only Work For a Single Person at a Time

There is an assumption that only one person can occupy an elevator at a time. This is not always the case, however. In fact, most elevators are capable of holding at least two people, and possibly more depending on the size of the cab you get. This is good to know because you won’t have to inconvenience anyone who may try to visit you. Rather than make them take the stairs while you ride the elevator yourself, they’ll be able to go up with you.

Myth #2: Home Elevators Fall to the Ground If They Stop Working

There are people who believe that elevators will immediately fall to the ground the moment they stop working. We want to let you know that this is completely false, and that you don’t have to worry about falling if on the rare occurance that your elevator fails.

Home elevators are built with many safety mechanisms so that they stop the moment they aren’t leveled properly, or if they aren’t connected to the guide rails. If you were worried about falling and getting seriously hurt because of an elevator malfunction, we want to make it clear that this won’t happen to you.

Myth #3: Power Failure Causes Big Safety Hazards

People may be concerned about elevator problems happening during power outages. In some cases, people may be worried about getting trapped or hurt, but we want to assure you that these two outcomes won’t happen to you. Modern home elevators have backup systems built into them that allow people to exit safely.

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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