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 »

Giving Your Elevator a Facelift Without Closing Operation

If you desperately need to update, upgrade or modernize your elevator but can’t afford the shut down in operation that comes with it, you may be putting off this project for that very reason. But safety is at stake, so you can’t put it off forever. In high rises where there are several elevators taking… Read more »

Important Elevator Safety Tips

Heeding elevator safety is important as you navigate elevators in your apartment building, at malls, in office parks, and in skyscrapers. It may seem like a no-brainer, but below is a general list of safety tips that you should brush up on every once in a while, to stay on top of your game. Watch… Read more »

Proper COVID Protocols While In Elevators

With COVID-19 still sticking around in 2021, it’s worth going over a few basic safety practices when it comes to elevator protocol during a pandemic. Essentially, COVID protocols for elevators should be the same for any other confined space. Wear a mask, socially distance yourself as much as possible, etc. Here are some additional tips… Read more »

What to Know About Elevator Installation and Repairs

Elevator installation and repairs should be performed by a professional to ensure the utmost in code compliance and safety. If you own an elevator, there are some things you should know about what’s involved in installation, repair, maintenance and general care. Who Installs and Repairs Elevators? Elevator and escalator installers and repairers do. Their median… Read more »