Elevators in the Hospitality Industry

If you work in the hospitality industry, you know just how crucial speedy and properly-operating elevators can be to customer satisfaction and productivity. As the owner of a hotel, restaurant or other similar business, you also know that the function of your elevator can hold the key to how quickly you can deliver goods and… Read more »

Elevator Safety Tips for Kids

As parents of young children, it’s important to remind them about elevator safety. It may seem simple, but oftentimes, kids need gentle reminders about how to stay safe on things like elevators, escalators and moving walks. It’s important to make sure children know these machines are not rides. They have the potential for serious injury,… Read more »

Building Improvements to Make in 2018

As a building or property manager, you may be looking ahead to the new year in regards to improving your apartment, store, business office or other structure. Making improvements to your building can bring added value to your property as well as convenience and safety for your customers and employees. Here are some building improvements… Read more »

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 »

Disadvantages of a Broken Elevator

If you are a property manager or owner of a building that is taller than a few stories, chances are you are equipped with at least one elevator. It’s smart to keep up with regular maintenance on your elevator so it isn’t as likely to break down. There are many disadvantages that come with a… 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 »