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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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More Ways to Stay Safe When Using Your Home Elevator

More Ways to Stay Safe When Using Your Home Elevator

Follow these safety tips whenever you’re making use of your home elevator.

For some people, it may be a little bit unnerving to get inside of an elevator. If you’ve had a home elevator installed, safety is obviously going to be one of your top priorities. Follow these safety tips whenever you’re making use of your home elevator.

Work With a Good Home Elevator Contractor

Home elevator safety doesn’t start when you use the elevator; it actually starts before the installation has even begun. To ensure your home elevator is installed correctly, you need to find a reliable home elevator installation company to handle the installation.

Not everyone is in love with the idea of paying the money for professional services, but it is well worth the money you spend. Professionals know all of the procedures that must be followed to ensure your elevator is installed as it should be. They will also use all of the best materials when installing your elevator, meaning it will last for many years.

Call for Help The Moment You Need Repairs

Never delay getting problems fixed with your home elevator. Even if problems seem small and inconsequential, you have to address them right away before they turn into bigger and more serious concerns. Smaller problems are also quicker and cheaper to fix, so it’s in your best interest to deal with things while they’re small.

Talk to your elevator contractor about an Annual Service Agreement to keep up on your maintenance and service. This way, problems will always get detected early on, allowing you to take swift action towards getting issues resolved.

Know All of the Emergency Features of Your Home Elevator

Make sure there is an emergency phone for your elevator, just in case it stops in-between floors. This phone will allow you to contact an emergency operator if necessary. Once you’ve spoken with them, they’ll send staff over to help you get out of the elevator safely. 

Keep Weight Restrictions in Mind

Not everyone thinks about the weight requirements that home elevators have, but you need to respect whatever restrictions your elevator has. If you apply too much weight to your elevator, many problems can occur. You could break your cables, or your doors might not be able to close anymore, among other issues. This is why abiding by the weight restrictions of your elevator is so important.

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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