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The Advantages of Adding a Dumbwaiter to Your Home

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A dumbwaiter doesn’t only have commercial use. Residential dumbwaiters exist as well, and they can make your life more convenient in many ways. Dumbwaiters are small freight elevators that transport objects from floor to floor. Although they do not carry people the way that a residential elevator does, they can make completing daily tasks much more manageable. Here are the advantages of adding a dumbwaiter to your home.

Dumbwaiters Do the Hard Work for You

In your home, you can use a residential dumbwaiter to transport laundry. You can also use this lift to move cleaning products from floor to floor. You may also find it advantageous that a dumbwaiter can carry groceries from your garage to your entrance to your kitchen. For times when certain items are too cumbersome to lift or move, you’ll find that a residential dumbwaiter is handy to have.

A Dumbwaiter Can Alleviate Physical Strain

A common injury that affects people of all ages is the strain that comes with carrying heavy objects, especially up and down the stairs. One way to minimize back pain when lifting heavy objects is to bend at the knees. However, depending on a person’s physical agility, this may not always be a possibility. That’s where a dumbwaiter comes into play. Dumbwaiters reduce the physical strain that comes with carrying an item. Residential dumbwaiters are excellent for everyone, and if your desire is to age in place, your home can be livable for years with a dumbwaiter.

Residential Dumbwaiters Make Your Life More Efficient

Some people find doing chores therapeutic, so they don’t mind taking their time to get daily tasks done. Other people prefer not to spend too long doing laundry or bringing groceries into the house. If you’re the latter, then a dumbwaiter is indeed for you. Because of their quickness and efficiency, you can enjoy spending less time on daily tasks and continue doing what you’d rather be doing, and what you love the most.


Interested in adding a dumbwaiter to your home? Then, give us a call. We can go over some more advantages with you. 

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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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      Essex, MD 21221
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