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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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What to Expect During a Home Elevator Inspection, and How to Prepare For One

What to Expect During a Home Elevator Inspection, and How to Prepare For One

Here is what you can expect during a home elevator inspection, and how you can get ready for one.

If you have a home elevator, then you understand how important it is to keep it functional at all times. Elevators are necessary for those with mobility issues because they allow people to access areas of their homes that may otherwise be tough to reach. To keep your elevator in good condition, it helps you to get a home elevator inspection. Before you do, though, there are things you’ll want to know about the inspection process. Here is what you can expect during a home elevator inspection, and how you can get ready for one.

How to Prepare for a Home Elevator Inspection

The first thing to do when you’re preparing for a home elevator inspection is to get your elevator’s service history ready. This way, you’ll have the information from your last inspection, which you can compare with your elevator’s current condition. This speeds up the inspection process significantly.

Something else you can do is touch up your elevator to make sure it’s clean and in the best condition it can be. Get the vents vacuumed out. Make sure your light bulbs are working. Take a ride in your elevator and listen for odd sounds. Test your elevator’s phone. Doing these things will help you determine what is functional with your elevator, and what may need to be addressed.

What Happens During Your Home Elevator Inspection?

A home elevator inspection is vital for making sure you stay on top of all of your elevator’s concerns. During this inspection, you can expect your elevator company to do a couple of things..

They will inspect for any smoke detectors, and see if there is a way to reach the machine room in a code-compliant manner. They’ll also check to be sure a fire extinguisher is mounted inside of the machine room, and that every elevator entrance has lighting to help with safely entering and exiting the elevator. Lastly, they will check if the elevator cab has furnished flooring in it. Your elevator company can let you know what other steps their inspection entails if you have further questions.

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