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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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Residential Dumbwaiters: Knowing if They’re Right for Your Home

Knowing if a residential dumbwaiter is right for you preferred elevator

Residential dumbwaiters can help transport laundry from floor to floor

Residential dumbwaiters make a world of difference, just like home elevators, stairlifts, and wheelchair lifts. When it comes to transporting items throughout your home, you may find that you need assistance, and a dumbwaiter is a perfect solution. Some homes are larger and have a lot of floors, which make a dumbwaiter ideal. Also, mobility issues could be another reason that a dumbwaiter could come in handy. If you are considering adding a dumbwaiter to your home, then there are three essential questions that you should ask to know if this is the right choice. 

Do You Have Any Home Constraints?

For our mechanics to install residential dumbwaiters, construction must take place to build the shaft where the dumbwaiter will be located. Many factors impact where the unit can be located. Examine your home to see if there are at least four square feet of space to build a hoistway. Then, your Contractor and Preferred Elevator can work hand in hand to find the best solution. Considering these factors are essential before you can move on to the installation process. 

What Items Do You Need Your Lift to Transport? 

The weight and size of the items that need to move from floor to floor determine the dumbwaiter’s size. It would be best if you had in mind what items you would like the lift to carry. Will it be groceries? Laundry? Cleaning materials and supplies? Residential dumbwaiters typically have a weight capacity of 100-200 pounds. Keep that in mind while determining if a dumbwaiter is right for you. 

Do You Need a Specific Travel Height? 

Before our mechanics install your dumbwaiter, we will make a site visit to determine a few factors. In the meantime, you should think about where in your home you want the structure to be located and how far you want it to travel. Having this in mind will help determine your specific needs. 

Do you need more help assessing if a residential dumbwaiter is right for you? Then give the experts a call! We understand that adding any type of new addition to your home isn’t a decision that you make overnight. We’re sure that you will have a lot of questions about pricing, financing, and the installation process, and our team of experts can walk you through that, or any other concerns that you may have. 

Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!

For 14 years, 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
    • 24/7 Emergency Service
    • Business Hours:
      Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
    • MHIC #123888
    • Elevators Contractors License #1186
    • DC License #ELC1300867