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COVID-19 Notice

Preferred Elevator would like to assure our customers that we are taking all necessary steps to do our part in flattening the curve of COVID-19. We have developed a “No Family Contact” process for service, repairs and installations. Our Mechanic, who will be wearing a mask and gloves, will call you when we are at your front door and will discuss the issues or concerns you have with your unit. Our customer can then unlock the door, but there is no need to further greet the Mechanic or be present for the service, repair or installation. Please feel free to move to another part of the home while we are working. Final payment can be left for technician or can be done over the phone with our office.
We greatly appreciate your business during this time.

Ken Gough


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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Preparing to Install a New Wheelchair Lift

Preparing to Install a New Wheelchair Lift

We have made a list of steps that you should follow when you’re getting ready to install a brand new wheelchair lift.

Are you in the process of getting a new wheelchair lift installed in your home? If you are, you might be aware of how big of a project that is. Before starting the installation, there are some preparatory steps you’ll want to take so that the installation itself goes smoothly. We have made a list of steps that you should follow when you’re getting ready to install a brand new wheelchair lift.

Plan the Installation in Advance

If you’ve decided you want a wheelchair lift installed, don’t wait until the day you need it to request an installation. Wheelchair lifts might take around a month before they actually arrive, so if you’re planning on getting one, make sure you plan the installation far enough in advance that it will be ready when you truly need it.

Think About Where it Will Go

Once the lift is installed, it won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, so the location of where it goes is important. You’ll want your wheelchair lift fairly close to the entrance of your house, and it should be easy to access. Keep in mind that the upper landing needs to have enough space to allow someone in a wheelchair to get on and off the lift without trouble. If you’re not sure where the best spot for your lift would be, you can also consult a professional residential elevator company for their advice.

Remember to Stay in Compliance With Local Regulations

Depending on where you live, there might be specific code requirements you must follow, even for those who get residential wheelchair lifts. Some requirements may include getting your lift installed by certain companies, installing only specific kinds of lifts, and making sure your lift gets inspected at certain times.

As long as you work with a solid wheelchair lift installation company, you shouldn’t have to worry about violating any regulations in your area. This is especially true when you work with a local company because they will be more familiar with requirements in your specific location.

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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    Preferred Elevator

    • 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