4 Consequences of Poor Elevator Maintenance
Elevators play integral roles in building performance. Elevator failure translates into measurable business losses for property management companies, tenants, and sometimes for visitors. Here are the warning signs of poor elevator maintenance and steps business owners and managers can take to avoid a variety of undesirable outcomes.
Poor Maintenance and its Consequences
When businesses ignore signs of an elevator in need of maintenance, they run the risk of increased downtime and repair costs. If the following problems are allowed to continue, your elevator may fail.
Long wait times
If your elevator seems to take longer and longer, it may be developing problems. Check wait times regularly to ensure they remain consistent. Long wait times can be caused by age, poor quality, or poor preventative maintenance. Replacing a relay-based system will eventually become a necessity.
In traction based applications, the elevator’s drive and control systems are frequently located on the building’s roof in a penthouse that isn’t always heated and cooled. Roof temperatures soar on hot summer days, increasing the chance of elevator breakdown from overheating. Dirt and humidity from outside can also build upon the control system and contribute to frequent overheating.
If the system is allowed to continue to overheat, the system will continue to fail. Install a heating and cooling system where control systems are housed.
Old elevator systems use a lot of energy when they’re operating efficiently. New generation systems provide more energy. Owners who continue to use old systems have increased energy costs. Replacing the outdated system can equate to monetary savings.
As components age, they shut down the system. Owners pay the price for frequent repairs and an elevator that is out of commission.
Avoid the consequences of poor elevator maintenance by partnering with Liberty Elevator. Liberty Elevator offers dependable maintenance for commercial, retail, and residential buildings. Speak with an associate today about your elevator maintenance needs.
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