ADA Compliance: Making Your Business Accessible

Accessibility is everything these days. If you own a business, you can’t neglect this component of your property. Your building and surrounding property must be easily accessible by those with disabilities, able to accommodate anything from walkers to wheelchairs to braille lettering. It’s not just the right thing to do for your patrons’ convenience —… Read more »

Handling Weather Service Interruptions and Maintenance

Winter can bring lots of hazardous weather such as high winds, snow and ice. Any one of those weather events can cause interruptions and repair issues for your elevators, leading to headaches and safety issues for everyone involved. Here’s how to handle those service interruptions and maintenance needs when bad weather strikes. Step by Step… Read more »

5 Common and 5 Not So Common Uses for Dumbwaiters

Dumbwaiters can be a valuable addition to any home, store or commercial kitchen. This important invention was designed to safely and efficiently move objects such as trays of food up and down the stairs. While a dumbwaiter can be used to transport things like food or luggage, it can also be used for more uncommon… Read more »

Mistakes to Avoid When Using a Stair Chair

If you have trouble walking up and down stairs, you could benefit from the installation of a stair chair. Those with limited mobility yet who have a two-story house or higher may find the addition of a stair chair to be a lifesaver on a daily basis. However, there is a right way and a… Read more »

5 Things You Can Do to Cut Costs on Elevator Operations

As a property owner or building manager, you are understandably concerned about keeping your operation costs low – and this includes elevator operations. It’s not cheap to operate a well-maintained and modern elevator, but yet this is a must in today’s world. With safety at the forefront, coupled with rising financial concerns in the economy,… Read more »

Elevator Modernization: What Does it Mean and Why is it Important?

safety, technology and aesthetics. This must be done every so often to ensure your systems are optimized and you’re providing the best value to your tenants, employees, patients, guests, residents and more. It’s inevitable: parts with your elevator will break down and require repair or replacement. Staying on top of those developments is key. Sometimes… Read more »

Important Considerations for Commercial Elevator Design

Chances are, you don’t think much about the design components of any commercial elevator you may encounter on a daily basis. Yet, there are professionals whose job it is to ensure the design of a commercial elevator not only looks aesthetically pleasing but also complements its functionality and safety. As a building owner, it’s important… Read more »

Top 5 Tips for Commercial Elevator Maintenance

Elevator repair and maintenance will prolong the life of your commercial elevator, leading to fewer repairs and reduced risk of premature failure. As a commercial property owner, check out these critical elevator repair and maintenance tips that can help you avoid inconvenient long-term outages. First, let’s go over why preventative maintenance on your commercial elevator… Read more »

3 Main Components to Consider in Elevator Design

The right elevator cab design will add great value to your building, affecting passenger convenience, comfort and safety. Here are some of the most effective and important cab design considerations to think about. 1.     Customized Entrance When designing the entrance to your elevators, make sure the immediate area looks welcoming. A big part of that… Read more »

Elevator Inspection Requirements

Just as many states require you to have your car inspected every year, you have to do the same for your elevator. That’s because there are certain standards in place that all elevators must adhere to for safety reasons. If your elevator fails, you don’t get an approved inspection sticker – or in this case… Read more »