If you have an elevator at home, you want it operating smoothly all of the time. It gives people access to all of the different parts of the house, which is especially important for people who have limited mobility. Unfortunately, elevators do run into issues at times, but luckily, some issues can be prevented by being proactive. Here are some of the prevention measures you can take for elevator problems in your home.
Dealing With Power Failure
This is one of the more common elevator problems you can experience. If this ever does happen to you, don’t try to use the elevator. Instead, you should let a maintenance team come by and correct the problem.
Power failure also tends to mean you lose communication as well. While power failure itself is non-preventable, you can prevent having your communication system rendered inoperable if you have backup systems equipped to your elevator.
Dealing With Overheating
Overheating is another of the elevator problems you’ll have to address. The cause can be many things, such as overusing your elevator or electrical shortages. If you want to prevent this problem, you can reduce overheating by using your elevator less often. Also, try not to overload your elevator by placing too much weight on it at one time.
Dealing With Doors That Are Stuck
Sometimes, the doors of your elevator can become stuck. The problem might be that an obstruction jams the door, or the door doesn’t close as it should. The best way to prevent an issue like this is to not allow obstructions to jam your door and stay on top of maintenance procedures.
If the problem occurs anyway, don’t try to force the elevator open. Instead, wait for an elevator maintenance team to fix the problem for you.
Dealing With Overwhelming Your Elevator
When we talk about overwhelming your elevator, we’re referring to the act of burdening it with too much weight at one time. Your home elevator is designed to carry passengers, not heavier items like pieces of furniture. Fortunately, the solution to this problem is simple: don’t put too much weight on your elevator at one time. If you’re not sure how much weight your elevator can sustain, it’s best to consult your elevator manufacturer, as they’ll have the most knowledge on the elevator considering that they built it.
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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!