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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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Why Regular Wheelchair Lift Maintenance Is Critical

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Wheelchair lift maintenance is essential for ensuring safe accessibility to your home.

Your wheelchair lift is vital to your independence and mobility when it comes to accessibility for your home. It’s a device that can improve your quality of life but also save your life. That’s why you need to get the most out of your investment, which is why wheelchair lift maintenance is critical.

Wheelchair Lift Maintenance Can Help Avoid Accidents

If your wheelchair lift breaks down in the middle of its operation when you’re on it, you could suffer injuries due to the malfunction. 

Malfunctions due to lack of maintenance could happen with moving parts as they wear over time. You could also face issues with battery life or battery backups because batteries have a shelf life over several years.

When we come out to your home to perform preventive maintenance on your wheelchair lift, we’ll look at the following main features of your wheelchair lift:

  • Battery power and power backup
  • Electrical wiring
  • Obstruction sensors
  • Weight sensors
  • Emergency stop button
  • Any and all hydraulics
  • Springs, if any

Reduce Repair Costs

It’s always cheaper to prevent a repair in the future with regular wheelchair lift maintenance. Follow the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule for best results.

For example, you should replace the hydraulic fluid at regular intervals to maintain the right viscosity and system pressure. Failing to do so could cause your lift to stop working in the middle of its operation. If your hydraulic system fails, then we’ll need to replace parts sooner than normal. Not only do you have to pay for the parts, but you’ll also have to pay for the labor associated with the major repair job.

Preventive wheelchair lift maintenance can help you avoid costly repairs and save you money for as long as you own the lift.

Increase Your Wheelchair Lift’s Longevity

Moving parts wear out over time, whether it’s due to the chemical-electrical status of your battery backup or because lubricants and hydraulic fluids change their physical properties over many years of use due to common environmental factors like temperature and humidity.

Although your wheelchair lift is designed to last several years, a lack of regular maintenance can cause a failure and severe damage over time.

Regular wheelchair lift maintenance solves these problems before they turn into a major breakdown. When a major breakdown occurs, you might be faced with a full replacement rather than a repair, depending on the manufacturer’s warranty or your insurance coverage. Knowing that, it’s much easier to call for a repair when you notice trouble.

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