Category: Elevators

What Makes an Elevator Safe?

There are many safety standards elevators have to adhere to in order to remain in operation. The elevator cables play a big role in the safety of an elevator, but there are many other components that factor in. Elevator cars are held up by thick steel cables, with between six and eight per car. Because… Read more »

Is Your Elevator Ready for the Winter Months?

As we head into the cold season, it’s time to take a look at your elevator systems and make sure they are well equipped to make it through in full functioning order. That’s because natural causes such as cold weather can negatively affect the operation of your elevators. As part of your preventative elevator maintenance… Read more »

Common Myths and Facts for Elevators

So, you think you know the fact from the fiction when it comes to elevators? Think again. There are many common myths regarding elevators that are continually perpetuated by the general public. We’re here to set the record straight! Myth: Elevators are suspended in mid-air except for a couple of ropes, that, if broken, could… Read more »

Can a Residential Elevator Improve Rentals?

As the owner or manager of a rental complex, you may wonder how you can fill more units and get more tenants. You may have made some improvements to the units themselves, or even spruced up the lobby and added security. But if you don’t have an elevator already and your complex is more than… Read more »

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 »

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 »