The Purpose and Importance of Your Elevator Entryway

The entryways to your elevators are just as crucial from a design and functionality standpoint as the elevators themselves. We thought we would discuss the features an elevator entryway should have, as well as the design aesthetic and importance of the overall space. Elevator entryways are basically comprised of the lobby area directly in front… Read more »

Comprehensive Elevator Safety

From proper cleaning and sanitizing protocols to fire safety/exit plans and weight limits, maintaining elevator safety is critical if you are a property manager or building owner. Whether your elevator is located in an apartment complex, in a mall, in an office park or in a skyscraper, it’s important to implement and follow strict safety… Read more »

Pros and Cons of Assisted Living vs. Aging in Place

As you get older, it becomes more difficult to do the daily tasks you need to do. From laundry and meal prep to making the beds and cleaning, those daily tasks can be made even more difficult if you have a multiple-story home. It’s not easy to climb up and down stairs multiple times a… Read more »

Modernizing Your Elevators as a Property Manager

If you are a property manager of a building with elevators, at some point you will be faced with the prospect of upgrading your system to modernize your offerings. This is for safety as well as comfort and convenience. So, what exactly is elevator modernization? Also known as elevator lift replacement, this involves the complete… Read more »

Adjusting to Changing Safety Policies

As the CDC and government update and adjust safety guidelines for elevators, here’s what you need to know and how to adjust. Particularly during the pandemic, elevator safety was called into question due to the confined spaces where germs could spread more readily. Many safety protocols have been put in place to ensure elevators are… Read more »

The Origin of the Dumbwaiter

Dumbwaiters are a pretty neat invention, but they look a lot different now than they did back when they originated. The dumbwaiters of today look like small freight elevators; not so decades and centuries ago. In a nutshell, the modern dumbwaiter in a home is a small lift that works by remote-controlled electric operation, moving… Read more »

Elevator Safety and Children

Elevators can be dangerous places for children. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, six people per year die in and around elevators, and that number includes one child under age 10 each year. The injury rate is much higher than that. About 2,000 kids are hurt each year in and around elevators,… Read more »

How Much Does a Home Elevator Cost?

From basic installations and products to upgrades and options, putting an elevator in your home may be more affordable than you think. There’s a lot that goes into installing a home elevator, from cabs and signal fixtures to pumping units and controllers. The final price tag for your elevator will vary with many factors, such… Read more »

Which Elevator is Best for Home?

If you are contemplating adding an elevator to your home, you may understandably be feeling a bit overwhelmed with the choices that are out there. That’s why we’re here to go over which elevators are best for residential purposes and why. When choosing the best home elevator for you, here are some factors to consider:… Read more »