Choosing the Right Elevator Maintenance Company

If your building has an elevator, regular maintenance helps avoid costly repairs while keeping occupants safe. Not all elevator maintenance companies provide the same level of service. Some only service elevators from specific manufacturers. Others have varying levels of technical expertise and access to parts.

Building owners should evaluate potential providers’ certifications, their experience with various types of equipment, their client base, how transparent they are with fees and the accessibility of their locations to find the best fit. If you are currently searching for an elevator maintenance company, consider the three things you should look into in order to assure you hire a high-quality, professional company that will conduct a thorough evaluation of your elevator and satisfy all of your maintenance needs.

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Apps that Make Elevators More User-Friendly

Corporations or tenant buildings sometimes require a security badge or other type of identification to access an elevator. It provides a layer of security, but can also be a pain. It can be frustrating for residents or employees to dig through their purses or briefcases looking for their badges. New technology allows users to download apps that summon elevators and open doors. Elevator applications can make life easier for businesses and their tenants. There are significant advantages associated with using smartphones to increase the accessibility of elevators.

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Improve Your Building’s Market Value by Renovating the Elevator

Whether you are preparing to sell a property or simply working to attract new leases in a competitive real estate market, paying attention to the details can make the difference. When it comes to improving your property’s market value, elevators are one of the most important factors. They are a vessel to the rest of the building and if overlooked during initial renovations, one may anticipate capital improvements in the future. Continue Reading…

Elevators and ADA Compliance

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) legislates requirements for elevators building owners need to know when planning new construction or renovating existing structures. Every building must have at least one elevator that meets accessibility requirements. If you are unsure whether or not the elevator units in your building are compliant with the ADA’s regulations, review the following information in order to gain an understanding of compliance procedures. Continue Reading…

5 Freight Elevator Types

Every elevator is classified according to its maximum capacity and the permitted loading and unloading procedures. In order to ensure safety and security, the loading classification must align with the elevator’s predetermined operation. If you are a property owner trying to decide what type of freight elevator is right for your building, check out the following overview of general freight classifications, motor vehicle loading, concentrated loading, and industrial truck loading elevators, to assist you with the decision. Continue Reading…

What You Need to Know About Elevator Inspections

Elevator inspection requirements vary by state and elevator type. Regardless of where your elevator is located, both annual and periodic inspections are required by law. If you are a property owner who has an on-site elevator, review the following most frequently asked questions about elevator inspections in order to grasp a better understanding of the rules regarding elevator inspections. Continue Reading…

How Should Building Owners Prepare Their Elevators for Hurricanes?

Building owners in Texas and Florida are still cleaning up after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. While most people know to protect exteriors against driving rain and high winds, elevators are often overlooked during storm preparations. As storm after storm churns toward the United States in the late summer and early fall, building owners in high-risk areas should prepare a hurricane checklist in case one is headed their way. Continue Reading…

3 Elevator Innovations That Reshaped the Industry

The skylines of major cities like New York and San Francisco would not exist were it not for elevator innovations that made high-rises possible. Like all other industries, the elevator industry has been reshaped by innovation and technology over the years. Let’s look at some of the most notable advances that made urban lifestyles possible. Continue Reading…