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Rules to Follow for Home Elevator Safety

Rules to Follow for Home Elevator Safety

We want to go over some home elevator safety rules that will help keep you protected, and keep your elevator functioning as it should.

If you own a home elevator, then home elevator safety is going to be a vital part of everyday life. While home elevators are designed with safety in mind, you still need to exercise caution when using them to avoid potential injury to yourself or damage the elevator. For this reason, we want to go over some home elevator safety rules that will help keep you protected, and keep your elevator functioning as it should.

Stay on Top of Maintenance

All mechanical devices will require some upkeep, and home elevators aren’t any different. Typically, annual maintenance is best if you aren’t noticing any signs of damage. If you ever see, smell, or hear anything unusual, though, you’ll want to get an appointment set up with an elevator professional right away so they can help you deal with the issue. Staying on top of maintenance maximizes home elevator safety because you prevent problems from ever getting too big and putting you in danger.

Learn About Your Elevator’s Emergency Features

Perhaps you’ve just recently installed your elevator. If so, it’s possible you haven’t yet read the instruction manual and learned all of the features your elevator has to offer. It’s important to know all of your elevator’s features, especially emergency features that can help you in critical situations. This way, if you’re ever put in an emergency scenario, you’ll know how to stay as safe as possible until the problem can be fixed.

Acknowledge Weight Restrictions

A highly important aspect of your home elevator is the weight limitations it has. You need to be cognizant of how much weight your elevator can handle so that you don’t end up overloading the car and causing problems.

If you put too much strain on your elevator car, the cables could break, or the door could be stuck in the open position. Both of these problems heavily compromise your home elevator safety, so the best thing you can do is prevent the issues from ever popping up.

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