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Elevator Inspection Requirements

Just as many states require you to have your car inspected every year, you have to do the same for your elevator. That’s because there are certain standards in place that all elevators must adhere to for safety reasons. If your elevator fails, you don’t get an approved inspection sticker – or in this case… Read more »

Elevator Hazards and How to Avoid Them

For many people, riding an elevator is a daily occurrence. But whether you ride them every day or just occasionally, there are certain potential dangers that come with elevators. According to the CDC, accidents involving elevators or escalators kill 30 people and seriously injure 17,000 people each year in this country. Here we will outline… Read more »

Preparing a Budget for Your Home Elevator

In the market for a home elevator? Congrats! It will make a great addition to your house, something that will come in handy for everyone in the family. But just as you would when planning anything else – a vacation, a car purchase, etc. – it’s important to come up with a budget first so… Read more »

Home Elevator Safety

Safety is of paramount importance when deciding to install a residential elevator. Safe operation is the key to enjoying your elevator – whether stair chair, dumbwaiter or passenger elevator – safely and reliably. But it’s not enough for you to educate yourself on proper usage. You also have to teach everyone living in the household… Read more »

Elevator Updates Without Service Interruption

As a building manager or owner, you know the important of regular updates to your elevator systems. Such updates not only address important safety features, they modernize your elevators with all the latest gadgets and functionality. But you also don’t want to cause too much disruption to your tenants, clients, or customers while the update… Read more »

Adding Elevators as a Renter Upgrade

If you own an apartment building and want to retain more satisfied renters, consider adding an elevator or two to your property. This upgrade will not only increase satisfaction of renters, it will also increase the functionality and property value of your building. If your apartment building is more than two stories tall, it may… Read more »

Elevator Ropes: Function and Purpose

Most elevators still feature some kind of rope system. In low-rises (buildings up to four floors), hydraulic jacks are in place to move the elevators. Such elevators can be in the ground, above the ground, single-stage or telescopic in nature. They’re best for accommodating just 100 feet of travel. For high rises, a roped system… Read more »

Ensuring Safety with Residential Elevators

Having a residential elevator in your home is certainly a convenience and a privilege. But you have to understand how to safely operate it and educate everyone in the household about proper usage. Safety Tips For Standard Residential Elevators If you have a standard passenger elevator for your home, heed these safety tips. Choose experienced… Read more »

Complying With the Requirements of the ADA

The ADA — short for the Americans with Disabilities Act – is in place to ensure those with disabilities are protected under the law. This law was signed in 1990 by then-President Bush to protect the civil rights of the disabled, similar in nature to the protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This… Read more »

The ABCs of Elevator Industry Terms

In the elevator industry, there are specific terms used to describe certain parts, components and practices. Some of them you may know, while others you may not. Let’s review some of those industry terms so you can familiarize yourself with them. For a full list, check out our glossary. The ABCs of Elevator Terms A… Read more »