5 Things to Know About Elevator Maintenance

Maintaining your elevator, whether in a corporate office skyscraper or apartment building, is critical to extending the unit’s lifespan and to keeping passengers safe. Regular maintenance is part of your responsibility as the property manager or owner, mandated by your local city or town. Hire a professional for regular elevator maintenance and repair, but before… Read more »

Is a Stair Chair Necessary in Your Home?

Added convenience…better mobility…increased access to all areas of your home…these are just a few reasons why a stair chair may be necessary in your home. Stair chairs, also known as stair chair lifts, are automated devices that assist the elderly, those with disabilities, and those with mobility issues so they can easily go up and… Read more »

Understanding Elevator Ropes

According to How Stuff Works, the most popular elevator design is the roped elevator, where the car is raised and lowered by steel ropes instead of being pushed from below. Essentially, the ropes are attached to an elevator car, looping around a sheave, which is essentially a grooved pulley. The sheave then grips the hoist… Read more »

Elevator Safety Tips

Taking an elevator is like second nature to many of us. We don’t think twice about getting on one at work, the mall, in our apartment building, or while visiting someone at the hospital. You trust that the property owner is keeping up with all the safety inspections that make an elevator run safely. However,… Read more »

Why Preventive Maintenance is Essential to Your Elevator

If you are an elevator owner, you know you have to comply with local rules and regulations regarding its operation. You also know you have to get it serviced on a regular basis for safety. But have you ever wondered about why preventive maintenance is essential to your elevator? Let’s go over some of the… Read more »

5 Interesting Facts About Elevators

We bet you don’t think much about elevators in your daily life; yet, they serve an extremely important purpose in our everyday lives. Think about the elevators you encounter each day as you head to doctor’s appointments, malls, work, school, and points of interest on your vacations. With more than 900,000 elevators currently in operation… Read more »

The Extinction of Elevator Operators

There once was a time where every elevator in the country had an attendant to open and close the doors, greet guests and address any problems that cropped up. Not so today. We’re willing to bet there are still a few elevator operators here and there for historical and tourism purposes, but today, elevator operators… Read more »

5 MORE Things Not to do in an Elevator

Last month, we talked about some things you should never do in an elevator. Some were obvious, some were in line with common courtesy and some were just plain funny. Now, we add to that list with five more things to refrain from doing in an elevator. Don’t perform any sort of personal hygiene practices,… Read more »

Why You Need a Dumbwaiter

This useful piece of technology may sport a funny name but its use is invaluable in today’s commercial kitchens and even residential homes. It’s a simple yet important invention designed to enhance the operation of a home or business through the safe and efficient moving of objects from floor to floor. It can be used… Read more »

3 Reasons to Consider a Stair Chair

Stair chairs, or stair chair lifts, are devices used to help people go up and down stairs who otherwise wouldn’t be able to do so on their own. This convenient option is designed for residential settings, with lifts helping both the physically challenged and the elderly stay in the home in which they have lived… Read more »