Category: Elevators

Elevator Tips in Case of Emergency

No one wants to think of an emergency happening, especially while in a building or actually in an elevator. But unfortunately, they happen. From earthquakes to fires, many natural disasters can pose risks for people inside of elevators. Other emergencies aren’t weather related but may involve being locked or stuck inside an elevator. Here’s what… Read more »

How Much Does It Cost to Put an Elevator in a House?

Whether you’re a busy family, an aging retiree, or a caregiver for a parent, you may have considered putting in an elevator to ease the physical and logistical burdens that come with running a household. Your next thought, after how convenient it would be, will likely be “how much will it cost?” It’s a great… Read more »

What is the Difference Between a Lift and an Elevator?

You may find yourself using the terms lift and elevator interchangeably, but actually there are differences between the two. Those differences lie mostly in design and cost. An elevator and some lifts (depending on the lifting height) requires a shaft, which is a wall enclosure surrounding the cab and the machinery. Generally, lifts are more… Read more »

What are the Different Types of Elevators?

From stair chairs to wheelchair lifts and everything in between, there are many different types of elevators for homes and businesses. There are also various ways of powering elevators, such as hydraulic and electric traction or cable-driven elevators. Let’s go over some of the types here. Commercial Passenger Elevators These are designed for commercial use… Read more »

What Elevator Codes Say About Fires and Fire Safety

As the rider of an elevator for most of your life, you likely have seen the placards displayed in lobbies telling people to use the stairs in the event of fire. This is dictated by elevator codes, but these codes are much more complex than a simple sign, particularly as it applies to elevators and… Read more »

When is the Best Time to Install a Home Elevator?

In short: anytime is a good time to install a home elevator! However, there are certain life changes and events that make the addition of a home elevator a perfect solution to a problem. The best time to install a home elevator is when… Your family is growing and you can’t keep up with the… Read more »

Elevator Upgrades Can Help Increase Building Occupancy

Of the many benefits of elevator upgrades, boosting occupancy of your building is one of the major ones. When you increase the speed and efficiency of your elevators, whether you have one, two or many more, you make it easier and more enjoyable for passengers to get to their destinations. The Benefits of Modernization Safety… Read more »

How Elevators Can Help Prevent Falls for Seniors

One in four older adults falls every year, at a cost of $50 billion annually, according to the CDC. Preventing falls is key, and so is removing hazards in the home that could be conducive to falls. An elevator installed in the home can lessen the risk of taking a stumble down steep stairs. A… Read more »

Elevators in Flood Zones

Homes with multiple floors are easy to navigate for the healthy and physically fit; however, for the elderly or disabled, climbing several sets of stairs can be difficult or impossible. The solution is a home elevator. Today, more and more residential elevators are being built in homes all over the country in new construction at… Read more »

How to Handle Elevator Operations During Bad Weather

From winter storms to hurricanes to thunder storms, it’s important that you know how to handle elevator operations during all types of bad weather. No matter where you are located in the United States, there is always some kind of foul weather to contend with. Having a plan in place is the best way to… Read more »