Adding Modern Updates to Your Elevator Without Major Customer Inconvenience

No one wants to be redirected to the stairs upon entering your building, especially when they just want to get home or to an important meeting. Yet you know, as the property owner or manager, that periodically, updates must be made to modernize your elevator. This not only extends the useful life of your entire… Read more »

Very Superstitious…Common Building/Elevator/Stairs/Ladder Superstitions

People tend to be very superstitious, whether that’s by avoiding the number 13, steering clear of black cats, or knocking on wood when they don’t want something to come true. Elevators, ladders and stairs specifically seem to get people very worked up. Here’s a look at some common stair, ladder, building and elevator superstitions. Ladders… Read more »

How Preventative Maintenance Can Cut Costs and Prolong Your Machinery

Whether you own one elevator or 20, you as the building manager or property owner know how important preventative maintenance is. You can’t afford the downtime that comes with any “surprises” in the form of last-minute repairs, failed inspections and breakdowns on the busiest days of the year. Keeping up with preventive maintenance helps keep… Read more »

Did You Know? All About Elevators

We bet you don’t really think about elevators! Well, we are here to let you know all the little things you never realized, from fun facts to interesting musings. Did You Know? Every three days, elevators carry the equivalent of the entire Earth’s population, according to Elevator History. Did You Know? The inventor of the… Read more »

The Mowrey Difference: Why You Should Trust Your Lift Needs To Mowrey

We’re no strangers to this business. In fact, we’ve been a trusted provider of elevators throughout the area for four decades. The only way to earn respect in this industry is to earn it, which we have. Created back in 1976, we serve the Southeast in design, manufacture and installation of more than 15,000 elevators…. Read more »

Elevator Tips in Case of Emergency

No one wants to think of an emergency happening, especially while in a building or actually in an elevator. But unfortunately, they happen. From earthquakes to fires, many natural disasters can pose risks for people inside of elevators. Other emergencies aren’t weather related but may involve being locked or stuck inside an elevator. Here’s what… Read more »

How Much Does It Cost to Put an Elevator in a House?

Whether you’re a busy family, an aging retiree, or a caregiver for a parent, you may have considered putting in an elevator to ease the physical and logistical burdens that come with running a household. Your next thought, after how convenient it would be, will likely be “how much will it cost?” It’s a great… Read more »

What is the Difference Between a Lift and an Elevator?

You may find yourself using the terms lift and elevator interchangeably, but actually there are differences between the two. Those differences lie mostly in design and cost. An elevator and some lifts (depending on the lifting height) requires a shaft, which is a wall enclosure surrounding the cab and the machinery. Generally, lifts are more… Read more »

What are the Different Types of Elevators?

From stair chairs to wheelchair lifts and everything in between, there are many different types of elevators for homes and businesses. There are also various ways of powering elevators, such as hydraulic and electric traction or cable-driven elevators. Let’s go over some of the types here. Commercial Passenger Elevators These are designed for commercial use… Read more »

What Elevator Codes Say About Fires and Fire Safety

As the rider of an elevator for most of your life, you likely have seen the placards displayed in lobbies telling people to use the stairs in the event of fire. This is dictated by elevator codes, but these codes are much more complex than a simple sign, particularly as it applies to elevators and… Read more »