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Reasons Why Elevators May Break Down

Reasons Why Elevators May Break Down

Here are some of the reasons why elevators may break down.

Elevators are quite useful devices and, for those with limited mobility, they can even be a necessity. As such, if you have an elevator installed in your home, the last thing you want is for your elevator to experience a breakdown. Unfortunately, there’s always the chance that this can happen, however, knowing the potential causes can help you prevent breakdowns, or at least respond to them appropriately. Here are some of the reasons why elevators may break down.

Your Elevator is Being Misused

Just like with anything else in your home, misusing your home elevator can result in it being broken. Whether the elevator is subjected to vandalism or you’re putting too much weight on it, your elevator’s lifespan will be compromised in situations like these. That’s why you need to be sure that you use your elevator for its intended purposes only.

Your Elevator is Old

Nearly anything will get worn down with age, and elevators follow this same rule. Home elevators are built to last anywhere between 20 and 30 years. If your elevator is somewhere in that age range, it might be time to invest in a brand new elevator or modernization of your existing elevator. This way, you’ll save money and time by avoiding the repeated repairs that old elevators demand.

You Don’t Properly Maintain Your Elevator

We understand that elevator maintenance and inspections can cost a good amount of money. With that said, you can’t skip maintenance and inspections in order to save money. When you don’t properly maintain your home elevator, you won’t be able to notice problems with it early on. This allows problems to grow and become more concerning down the road. Always stay on top of elevator maintenance if you want to get the most mileage out of your investment.

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!

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      Essex, MD 21221
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