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 »

3 Conversation Starters When You’re Caught in the Elevator with the Boss

Getting on an elevator with total strangers is awkward enough. But when you step onto the elevator and your boss is already there, the anxiety level can skyrocket, especially if you don’t know him or her well. But worry not: here are three helpful conversation starters to keep you moving, with no pressure and no… 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 »

How a Wheelchair Lift Can Add Accessibility to Your Home

If you have temporary, severe, long-lasting or permanent mobility problems, you may be confined to a wheelchair. This can be frustrating, especially if you’re used to zipping around from here to there. While confinement to a wheelchair can slow things down, modern advancements such as wheelchair lifts and elevators can make the whole process a… Read more »

Residential Dumbwaiter Elevator Guide

From dimensions and design to function and pricing, there are many components involved in buying a residential dumbwaiter. Dumbwaiters are small elevators that are used to transport food and other items between floors of a home. Check out our residential dumbwaiter elevator guide to find out all you need to know about these handy devices…. 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 »

Top Elevator Puns/Jokes

If you enjoy elevator humor, you’ll find this blog post timely and relevant. In honor of April Fool’s Day (Monday, April 1) here are some funny elevator jokes, puns and more. Try them on your friend or just get a good chuckle for a few minutes. If you’re really lucky, you’re reading this blog while… Read more »

Benefits of an Annual Service Agreement

If you own or operate an elevator, having an annual service agreement with your elevator repair company should be of paramount importance. This is an agreement that outlines the parameters of properly maintained, they last longer and function more efficiently. In fact, well-maintained equipment can lead to many years of trouble-free service, extending the life… Read more »

3 Ways Modernization Can Help You Save on Repair and Maintenance Costs

Elevator modernization is a necessary part of property ownership or management. It’s in your own best interests to keep up with maintenance, as it will save you a lot of money over the long haul. In addition to saving cash, it also boosts the value of your property, improves safety, saves energy, and helps you… Read more »

Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Elevator Maintenance Company

Not all elevator companies are created equal. As a property manager looking to hire an elevator maintenance company, you have to do your due diligence in researching the companies that are out there. Asking the right questions will ensure you choose the best provider possible. Here are a few essential questions to ask prior to… Read more »