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Signs You Have a Damaged Elevator

Signs You Have a Damaged Elevator

Here are signs you have a damaged elevator.

You can find elevators all throughout the world, usually in business settings, but they can also be found in people’s homes nowadays. With a functional elevator in your home, you can get to the different levels of your house, even when you have limited mobility, granting you more independence within your home. However, like with any piece of machinery, elevators can be damaged, and it’s important to know when your elevator has been harmed because it might not be safe for use until it’s fixed. Here are signs you have a damaged elevator.

You See Scratches on Your Door

Like with many areas of your house, if you see scratches or other marks, it likely means that there is some elevator damage to be brought to your attention. Typically, this can be a sign that your doors aren’t properly aligned, and without proper door alignment., your elevator can break down, and people who use the elevator could get trapped inside.

Your Doors Don’t Open Normally

Have your elevator doors been opening up more slowly? Perhaps they open and close more sporadically these days. This is an indicator that you need to get your operating system fixed, or that it requires some maintenance. Taking care of your operating system is of vital importance, and problems must be addressed as quickly as possible. Failure to do this could result in failure of your whole door system.

You Hear Odd Sounds

Your elevator will typically not make much noise during operation, so when you start hearing unusual sounds, it likely is because there is some sort of elevator damage that has occurred. If you ignore these sounds, whatever elevator damage you have is only going to worsen, making it more time-consuming, and expensive, to fix the issues you have.

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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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    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
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