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Why Your Home Elevator Should Have Regular Check-Ups

Why Your Home Elevator Should Have Regular Check-Ups

In order to keep your home elevator functioning properly, regular check-ups are recommended, and there are many reasons why this is the case.

Elevators have completely changed how people navigate through multi-level buildings. For homes in particular, they grant people the ability to lead more independent lives as a result of being able to access every area of their houses without trouble. In order to keep your home elevator functioning properly, regular check-ups are recommended, and there are many reasons why this is the case.

Manufacturer’s Recommend Periodic Maintenance

In accordance with manufacturer recommendations, periodic maintenance of your home elevator is advisable.  By following these recommendations, it keeps people who use your elevator much safer by minimizing the likelihood of accidents happening while the elevator is in use.  If your elevator is still under warranty, annual maintenance is most likely required so as not to void the warranty.

If you don’t follow these safety rules, you could be faced with serious financial penalties or legal consequences. The consequences become more severe if something befalls a person as a result of safety complications with your elevator.

Raise the Lifespan of Your Home Elevator

If you make a habit of regularly checking on your home elevator, you can catch problems with it while they’re still small. This gives you the chance to correct those problems early on which, in turn, will help to raise the lifespan of your elevator. The longer you let problems persist, the more they can impact your elevator’s lifespan, so correcting those problems early is of vital importance.

Check-Ups Can Save You Money

We’ve already mentioned how catching problems with your home elevator early is helpful. Not only does this extend your elevator’s lifespan, but it also helps save you money. Smaller problems cost less money to fix than larger ones, so by getting regular check-ups for your elevator, the problems that pop up should generally be smaller and less expensive to address.

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!

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    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
    • 24/7 Emergency Service
    • Business Hours:
      Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
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    • Elevators Contractors License #1186
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