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Why Elevator Testing Should Be Conducted By a Pro

Why Elevator Testing Should Be Conducted By a Pro

Here are reasons why you should always let a professional conduct elevator testing for your home elevator.

If you have an elevator in your home, you want it to operate smoothly anytime that you use it. In order to keep your elevator in top shape, it’s important to have it properly maintained. Part of elevator maintenance involves testing it to confirm that it’s fit for operation. We don’t advise you to try testing it yourself, however, and instead let a professional handle the testing process. Here are reasons why you should always let a professional conduct elevator testing for your home elevator.

They’ll Make Sure You Meet Regulatory Requirements

If your elevator doesn’t meet all relevant regulatory requirements, there can be serious consequences, including injury to anyone using the elevator. Professionals know how to conduct elevator testing and confirm whether or not your home elevator satisfies all requirements in your area.

Passengers Stay Safer

Even smaller issues can turn into giant problems with time, and this puts anyone who uses your home elevator in danger. By getting professional help with elevator testing, they can identify when any part of your elevator makes it unsafe for use. This keeps people out of harm’s way until your elevator is safe to use once again.

Help Your Elevator Last Longer

The lifespan of an elevator is influenced in part by how well it is maintained. Since the average homeowner likely doesn’t have much experience working on elevators, it’s better to leave elevator care to the professionals. A pro can identify problem areas in your elevator, and address those problem areas so that they don’t get out of hand later on. They also know what could go wrong in the future, and think of preventative measures you can take to extend your elevator’s lifespan.

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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    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
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