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 »

How to Prepare Your Elevator for Winter

As the cold weather approaches, it’s time to prepare your elevator to handle the rigors of the upcoming season. Cold weather can have an effect on the functionality of your elevator system, so be sure to give it a thorough checkup this fall. Lubricate the Rails Because dry winter air temps tend to interfere with… Read more »

Signs It’s Time to Replace and Update Your Elevator

If you own an elevator, you know how valuable regular upkeep and maintenance can be in regard to extending the life of your unit. However, at some point, your elevator will simply get old and reach the end of its useful life. Or, perhaps you’re facing a remodel of your building and it’s time to… Read more »

How to Break the Ice in an Elevator

We’ve all been there: stepping into an elevator with just one or two other people and immediately feeling the awkward silence. But why should we stand in silence? Let’s start talking! Use your elevator time to meet new friends, network, and test your confidence. It may seem daunting at first but go ahead and strike… Read more »

Signs You Should Invest in an Elevator

Owning a large home can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. It can be exhausting walking up and down one or more flights of stairs, especially when saddled with trays of food, laundry baskets, sports equipment and luggage. Have you thought about making things easier on yourself and investing in an… Read more »

Using a Dumbwaiter Safely

Dumbwaiters may have a funny name but they offer many great conveniences for today’s homeowner, from assistance with transportation of anything from food to laundry to sports equipment. However, there are quite a few things to remember to help properly maintain and use a dumbwaiter: Read the owner’s manually completely before operating. Adhere to regular… Read more »

The Evolution of the Elevator

Elevators have changed a lot in the past 120 years. The first elevators arrived as far back as the 1820s, although some records show the use of primitive elevator systems in ancient Roman times. Buildings.com says the 19th century brought steam- and water-power elevators designed to convey materials in factories and warehouses, operating through the… Read more »

Budgeting for a Home Elevator

Just like any other home improvement or addition, it’s important to come up with an overall elevator budget to ensure you stay within your intended spending limit. From simple dumbwaiters and stair chairs to wheelchair lifts and passenger elevators, there are many considerations to make when choosing a residential elevator. Pricing for residential elevators typical… Read more »

5 Questions to Ask Your Elevator Manufacturer (Before You Buy)

So, you’re looking to purchase an elevator for your business. Great decision! That’s the easy part. Now you have to find the right elevator manufacturer for your needs. That will entail asking all the right questions. This is the best way to get the info you need to make an informed decision. Here are five… Read more »