Category: Elevators

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 »

Recent Innovations in Elevator Technology

The last couple of years have been very busy in the elevator industry, thanks to growth in construction, ridership and new innovations that have changed the way elevators function and how they can be serviced. From smart to “green” elevators, many advancements have recently been made. Smart Elevators Just like smart phones and TVs, elevators… Read more »

Using an Elevator Safely

While you may take elevators for granted, it’s important to be aware of how to safely use one so you don’t get hurt. From paying attention to the level of the floor when entering the car to keeping hands clear of the doors, there are many ways you can stay safe while in an elevator…. Read more »

Top 5 Reasons to Regularly Maintain Your Elevator

The maintenance of your elevator is of critical importance. Not only do you have to protect the safety of your employees, tenants and customers, you have to ensure smooth operation for the convenience of all. Without assurances of proper safety and functionality, you don’t have peace of mind, and the chances for failure are high…. Read more »