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Questions People Have About Home Elevators

Questions People Have About Home Elevators

Today, we’ll be answering questions people have regarding home elevators.

Have you been looking at your home and started thinking of ways to renovate it? There are many home renovating ideas you could try, but have you ever considered home elevators among these options? While elevators are mainly known for their commercial purposes, they are now seeing more use in home settings as well. This is especially true for homeowners that may have difficulty getting up and down stairs.

Considering how steep an investment it would be to install an elevator at home, it’s understandable if you have questions before you proceed with an installation. Today, we’ll be answering questions people have regarding home elevators.

Does a Pit Need to Be Dug For Your Elevator?

For commercial elevators, you’ll typically need to create a pit in order to ensure a proper installation. Home elevators, in contrast, don’t always have this requirement. Whether or not you’ll need a pit will depend on the layout of your home, and what kind of elevator you want. Your elevator installation company should be able to help you determine if a pit is necessary for you.

Are Home Elevators Safe?

Safety is a top priority for anything you get, and home elevators are not an exception. As long as you work with a trusted elevator company, the elevator will be perfectly safe for use. You’ll need to stay on top of maintenance procedures, and get inspections accordingly, but as long as you do these things, your elevator should be safe to use whenever you need it.

What Kind of Elevator Should You Get?

Given how many types of home elevators you could get, it’s best to bring in help from a professional when making a decision. They can look at your home and determine what design would function best in your space without being too obstructive.

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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      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
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