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The Truth About Home Elevators

Today we’ll discuss the truth about home elevators and debunk some common misconceptions.

As of 2020, home elevators have become increasingly popular. When any product becomes popular, false anecdotes or misconceptions can arise. Many people understand and have experienced the benefits of residential elevators. However, some people may need more clarity about residential elevators that we’d like to provide. Today we’ll discuss the truth about home elevators and debunk some common misconceptions.

Home Elevators are Affordable

There was a point in time where only wealthy people owned residential elevators. However, fast forward to 2020, and you’ll find that with financing options and grants, home elevators are cost-effective. There are also a lot of options in size and design so that your home elevator can work for your budget. We’ll work with you to choose the finish, the style, and the fixtures that fit into what you would like to spend. 

Proper Installation and Maintenance Can Minimize Elevator Repair Costs

Home elevators don’t require constant, expensive repairs. Our expert technicians are educated on how to properly install residential elevators so that you don’t have to worry about them breaking down on you. Also, we stress the importance of annual elevator service to avoid costly repairs in the future. Communication is critical, and we can discuss with you how an ongoing maintenance plan would work for you. We provide a high-quality preventative maintenance plan, whether it’s an in-home elevator or a commercial elevator. Our goal is to minimize callbacks and repairs. Here are a few benefits of our elevator service and annual service agreement:

  • Licensed, bonded, and insured service
  • 24/7 emergency service
  • Savings on parts and repairs
  • High-quality, people-oriented customer service
  • Elevator service ensures that your home elevator is always in top shape

Home Elevators are Indeed Safe

Statistically, the elevator is one of the safest ways to travel. While it’s true that an elevator is a complex system, it will always be safe if you utilize it properly and always follow the instruction manual. Our expert technicians will also show you safe residential elevator practices to ensure that you’re never in harm’s way while using it. Also, elevator safety codes are always in review and updated. Home elevators have many safety features that can take away any fear or skepticism, and debunk a lot of misconceptions.

The truth about home elevators is that they’re safe and cost-effective, and most importantly, they change lives for the better. If you are considering purchasing an in-home elevator, then give us a call!

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!

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