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Questions You’ll Want to Ask About Your Home Elevator

Questions You’ll Want to Ask About Your Home Elevator

Today, we’ll be talking about questions you should ask when you’re thinking about getting a home elevator.

Elevators are useful features for anyone who uses them. While they’re most common in business settings, they can also be found in some people’s homes. If you’ve been contemplating the idea of investing in a home elevator, you’ll probably want to confirm whether or not it’s the right choice for you. It’s a large investment after all, and you plan to get many years out of it. That’s why, today, we’ll be talking about questions you should ask when you’re thinking about getting a home elevator.

How Much Weight Will The Elevator Support?

This is a question that can’t be ignored. You’ll be using your home elevator all of the time, and it will be carrying weight frequently. You need to know how much weight the elevator can handle because it can be unsafe to put too much weight onto it at one time. Excess weight can also cause an elevator to malfunction and not work as it should. This can lead to your elevator needing more frequent repairs, which can be as tedious as they are expensive to fix.

What Maintenance Does the Elevator Need?

Knowing what you’re getting into regarding repairs and maintenance is important to know upfront. When you know how to take care of your home elevator, you’ll be able to keep it in pristine condition for much longer. Your elevator company can also tell you about warning signs to monitor that would signal your elevator is in need of fixing.

How Much Time Should My Home Elevator Last?

Just like any other appliance in your home, a home elevator will eventually reach the end of its lifespan. The question is: how long will that lifespan be? It’s good to know what kind of value you can expect from your home elevator because it will help you assess whether or not the investment will be worth your while long term. An elevator company can give you an estimate regarding the expected lifespan of whatever elevator you choose.

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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