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 »

Creating a Fire Safety Plan

If you own or manage a building with elevators in it, it’s your responsibility to create and adhere to a comprehensive fire safety plan. This keeps everyone in the building – tenants, guests, clients, and customers – safe. It’s also a legal issue, as you need to adhere to all local fire safety codes. Let’s… Read more »

Types of Elevator Doors and Their Associated Safety Requirements

There are several types of elevator doors out there, from standard passenger elevators to stair chairs and wheelchair lifts. Each one has a different type of door that comes with different safety requirements. A Look at the Types of Doors Single slide doors are the most popular type in this country, involving one section that… 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 »

ADA Accessibility Laws

The Americans with Disabilities Act (or ADA for short) is a law signed in 1990 by President Bush in an effort to protect the civil rights of the disabled. It was crafted with a similar nod to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which proclaimed it illegal to discriminate against anyone for race, religion, sex,… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Signal Fixtures

If you have ever been in an elevator before, you have seen signal fixtures, but you may not have known that’s what they are called. These are necessary to operate the basic functions of any elevator. They include the up and down buttons, as well as the floors, door open, and door close buttons. These… Read more »

The Purpose and Importance of Your Elevator Entryway

The entryways to your elevators are just as crucial from a design and functionality standpoint as the elevators themselves. We thought we would discuss the features an elevator entryway should have, as well as the design aesthetic and importance of the overall space. Elevator entryways are basically comprised of the lobby area directly in front… Read more »

Comprehensive Elevator Safety

From proper cleaning and sanitizing protocols to fire safety/exit plans and weight limits, maintaining elevator safety is critical if you are a property manager or building owner. Whether your elevator is located in an apartment complex, in a mall, in an office park or in a skyscraper, it’s important to implement and follow strict safety… Read more »

Pros and Cons of Assisted Living vs. Aging in Place

As you get older, it becomes more difficult to do the daily tasks you need to do. From laundry and meal prep to making the beds and cleaning, those daily tasks can be made even more difficult if you have a multiple-story home. It’s not easy to climb up and down stairs multiple times a… Read more »

Modernizing Your Elevators as a Property Manager

If you are a property manager of a building with elevators, at some point you will be faced with the prospect of upgrading your system to modernize your offerings. This is for safety as well as comfort and convenience. So, what exactly is elevator modernization? Also known as elevator lift replacement, this involves the complete… Read more »