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What Are Dumbwaiters, And What Purposes Do They Have?

What Are Dumbwaiters, And What Purposes Do They Have?

Find out what dumbwaiters are, and what functions they can give your home.

If you own a home, perhaps you’re looking for a way to move items from one floor to another with ease. For those who may not have an easy time carrying their items up and down stairs, there are other options. Dumbwaiters are one of the choices you have available to you, and they can be quite handy for many people’s homes. So what are they exactly? Find out what dumbwaiters are, and what functions they can give your home.

What are Dumbwaiters?

A dumbwaiter is a type of lift that people use in businesses as well as homes. You can think of it as a tiny elevator that helps people transport only items, instead of people, that they need to take between the floors of their buildings.

Dumbwaiters are available in a range of sizes, and they can be built to handle different weight limits, depending on what items you expect to transport with them.

What Purposes Does a Dumbwaiter Have?

While typically used in commercial settings like hotels and restaurants in order to transport items such as clothing and food, residential dumbwaiters are also available. They are great if you have a home with many floors, so you can use the dumbwaiter to transport heavy items that may be difficult to get up a flight of stairs. Perhaps you have a large number of groceries you have to transport. Maybe you need to take out the garbage. You might need to take your laundry to another floor. Whatever purpose you have, a dumbwaiter will be able to help you out.

What Limits Does a Dumbwaiter Have?

Dumbwaiters are available in different sizes and shapes, so the type of a dumbwaiter will depend on what type you get. The best way to ensure you get the right one for your home is to contact a professional for their input. Just let them know how you intend to use your dumbwaiter, and they’ll help you figure out the right one for your needs and home dimensions.

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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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