Category: Elevator Service

How Often Do Elevators Need Maintenance?

As a general rule, elevators should be serviced once a month. In addition to light daily and monthly maintenance, you should also schedule safety inspections and repair services once a year. Here’s how often you should perform different types of maintenance, and what needs to be done on a daily, monthly and yearly basis. Hint:… Read more »

Common Elevator Problems: Prevention and Repair

If you own a building with an elevator, you know they can break down or require repairs every now and then. Many incidences of equipment failure can be prevented in the first place with regular maintenance and inspection, which can boost productivity by avoiding downtime and decreasing energy consumption. We’ve compiled a list of the… Read more »

Preparing for Winter – Elevator Maintenance and Safety

As we move into the winter months, it’s important to address critical maintenance issues so everyone who uses your elevators stays safe. From slippery floors to wet umbrellas and shoes, there are many dangers that can be present in your lobbies and elevators. Take the time to make sure those safety issues are fixed and… 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 »

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 »

Handling an Out of Order/Broken Elevator

As a building manager or owner, you know how crucial a properly operating elevator is to your customers, clients, tenants and guests. People get upset when they can’t ride the elevator to their floor, especially in a high rise. So what do you do when your elevator is broken? How can you make repairs quick… Read more »

Properly Sanitizing Elevators

Especially in light of the latest coronavirus concerns, more and more property owners are cognizant of keeping their elevators safe, clean and sanitized. It’s vital now more than ever to clean and sanitize all your public spaces, especially within elevators. Viruses such as the coronavirus and the flu spread much faster in congested, high-traffic areas… Read more »

Elevator Maintenance: Is it Time to Service Your Elevator?

From sluggish elevators to weird noises to the date on the calendar, there are many things that will clue you into the fact that your elevator needs servicing – or even replacement. But even with regular repairs and seasonal maintenance, your elevator won’t last forever. Make sure you are on a maintenance program with your… Read more »

Winterizing Your Elevators and Lifts

Elevators and cold weather aren’t always the best of friends. That’s why you have to do all you can before the brunt of winter hits to winterize your elevators and lifts. Preparing your elevator to handle the rigors of the upcoming bad weather is easy when you have a plan. Just remember, cold weather can… 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 »