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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 Elevators Keep People in Their Homes

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Regardless of age, many people can benefit from residential elevators

Residential elevators keep people in their homes as they Age in Place. It’s comforting and convenient to be able to stay in the house that you’ve been in for years, or decades. Aging in place feels right for Maryland homeowners. However, staying at home can come with obstacles for some people. One of these challenges may include walking up and down the steps safely. Falling is a safety issue that affects those who are 65 and up the most. It can also affect anyone with injuries or compromised mobility. Residential elevators are beneficial for many people for many reasons. Read on to learn more about how residential elevators keep people in their homes. 

Residential Elevators and Health Concerns

For anyone that becomes diagnosed with any condition that causes physical impairment, residential elevators are indeed a beneficial consideration. When it becomes harder to complete daily tasks, assisted living is thought to be the only option. However, assisted living may not always be an affordable option or the best solution for you and your family. It depends on your individual budget and what your specific needs are. For homeowners that desire to be independent, a home elevator allows you to do so. If your only challenge is walking up and down the stairs without discomfort, then a residential elevator may give you the assistance that you need to live life as you once did. Depending on the severity of a person’s health condition, they may find that a lift is all they need to age in place. 

Residential Elevators and Safety Features

Can you use a residential elevator alone without anyone being home? Absolutely. All home elevators have safety features that protect anyone who uses them. These features prevent the cab from dropping and prevent doors from opening until the cab reaches its final destination. Other features include backup batteries and an emergency telephone. Click here to discover more details on how safe home elevators are. Not only can a residential elevator make falling less of a possibility, but its safety features eliminate the skepticism of being “trapped in an elevator” Riding in an elevator is safer than most modes of transportation. 

A Residential Elevator and Its Versatility

Residential elevators and stairlifts are both an excellent choice for your home. However, what makes a residential elevator a homeowner’s favorite is the fact that multiple people can utilize this device, so long as the maximum weight capacity isn’t reached. The lift is also better for people who need to transport groceries or other items that may not be safe to transport while riding a stairlift. 

Are you a homeowner that wants to age in place with one of our safe and high-quality lifts? Then, reach out to us today! 

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!

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    Preferred Elevator

    • 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