How an Elevator Works – A Modern Understanding

The technology that powers today’s modern elevator is astounding. It’s so simple yet so complex! These machines have no doubt come very far from their primitive beginnings in the 1800’s when the Industrial Revolution took over the country. The use of iron and steel to construct buildings, as well as the components inside them, took… Read more »

Seasonality and Elevator Troubles

Like many electric or mechanical machines, each season can affect how elevators work in different ways. It’s important to anticipate those problems and plan for any eventuality. Here are some ways in which seasonality and elevator troubles are related. Summer Humidity and moisture can infiltrate your elevator and cause a few snafus. Thanks to temperature… Read more »

What Causes Delays in Elevator Arrival?

You may get annoyed by a slow-moving elevator. Understandably, you’re in a rush and need to get to work, home or to pick up your kids. You probably don’t give much thought to WHY the elevator is delayed, you probably just want it to get here NOW. But there could be a multitude of reasons… Read more »

The Keys to Elevator Efficiency

As the owner or manager of a commercial building or apartment complex, you may be concerned with how efficient your elevator is. After all, if your customers, employees and residents aren’t getting where they want to be in an expedient manner, this could reflect negatively on your business. Here are some tips on how to… Read more »

Private Residence Elevators – Safety

Having a private elevator in your home is a convenience that many homeowners appreciate. However, safety is still of paramount importance, just like it is with commercial elevators. Go over these safety tips before having an elevator installed in your home and review them periodically with everyone in the home. Make sure your residential elevator… Read more »

Residential & Commercial Uses of Wheel Chair Lifts

Wheel chair lifts are pretty straightforward: they accommodate people in wheel chairs in multi-story commercial and residential buildings. Sometimes, especially in the case of high rises where ramps are not possible, lifts are necessary to get people up several stories. Many residential homes were not built with the capacity to incorporate ramps structurally, but the… Read more »

5 Conversation Starters for National Talk in an Elevator Day

Bet you didn’t know there was such a thing as National Talk in an Elevator Day! Well, there is, and this year it’s July 29th. It takes place on the last Friday of July every year. The premise of this national holiday is simple: break the silence and strike up a conversation with a stranger… Read more »

Elevator Doors: Styles and Safety Requirements

Elevator doors come in a variety of styles, backed by their own sets of safety requirements depending on type. From large elevator lobby doors to small residential ones, you will come across a variety of styles as you go about life. Here’s a look at elevator doors, their vast styles, and their safety requirements. Types… Read more »

Mowrey Quality – 40 + Years of Quality

Choosing an elevator repair and installation company isn’t always easy. After all, what do you look for? Well, turns out, you look for the same things you would in any company: integrity, affordability, reliability, quality and experience. Here at Mowrey Elevator, we have all those things. That’s why we’ve been able to stay in business… Read more »

How and Why the Elevator Pitch Started

An elevator pitch is a quick, catchy pitch on a business idea that you’re looking to sell to an investor. It has to be fast, so-named the elevator pitch because it should be conducted in about the time it takes to ride an elevator with the intended recipient. Come out swinging with your most impressive… Read more »