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COVID-19 Notice

Preferred Elevator would like to assure our customers that we are taking all necessary steps to do our part in flattening the curve of COVID-19. We have developed a “No Family Contact” process for service, repairs and installations. Our Mechanic, who will be wearing a mask and gloves, will call you when we are at your front door and will discuss the issues or concerns you have with your unit. Our customer can then unlock the door, but there is no need to further greet the Mechanic or be present for the service, repair or installation. Please feel free to move to another part of the home while we are working. Final payment can be left for technician or can be done over the phone with our office.
We greatly appreciate your business during this time.

Ken Gough


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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Signs You Need a Stairlift Repair

Signs You Need a Stairlift Repair

Here are some signs that you’ll need a stairlift repair.

If you have a stairlift at home, you really don’t want it to break down. For many people, a stairlift may be the only way to get from one level of your house to the next in a safe manner. When your stairlift breaks down, you might not be able to access certain rooms of your home. Fortunately, you’ll usually be given signs that you’ll have to get your stairlift fixed, allowing you to address problems early on. Here are some signs that you’ll need a stairlift repair.

Your Stairlift Stops Mid-Trip

The goal of your stairlift is to get you from one floor of your home to another. If it’s unable to complete its trip, you’ll probably need to get its internal lift batteries replaced. This is something that should only get done with professional intervention.

Your Stairlift Makes Chirping or Beeping Sounds

While beeping or chirping from your stairlift can be bothersome, it’s a necessary feature that alerts you whenever you need to recharge your stairlift’s batteries. If your stairlift is lacking power, it could be due to a malfunctioning power supply or because you don’t have electricity in your home at the moment.

You might be able to avoid making a service call if you check on your outlet. If, however, the beeping persists, you’ll need to schedule a stairlift repair with a professional stairlift company.

You Hear Scraping Sounds

This is something you never want to hear from your stairlift, so if you hear scraping sounds coming from it, you’ll want to schedule a stairlift repair right away. This is imperative for preventing any more damage from accumulating.

There are many reasons you could be hearing scraping noises from your stairlift. The issue will depend on what model of lift you have. Typically, it will be due to misaligned internal components, or because your rollers are worn down.

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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    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