4 Questions and Answers About Elevator Maintenance
As a property owner or manager, it’s important you know all the proper steps for elevator maintenance. Whether you take certain steps on your own, or contact the professionals for regular repairs, the following are some common questions asked in the process.
1. How Often Should I
Pay for an Inspection?
Elevator maintenance is a big part in keeping your
passengers safe. You should contact the professionals to conduct an inspection
at least once per year. If there is a time between your yearly inspections that
you feel there could be something wrong with the unit, you should include an
additional inspection just for that issue. When you keep up on inspections,
you’ll receive a certificate to show the elevator is up to date. This will show
the passengers that you care about their safety.
2. What Should I Look
If you are performing an inspection on your own, there are a
few things you should look for, such as:
Water or debris in the elevator pit
Malfunctioning buttons, particularly the
emergency call button
3. How Much Does
The good news is when you conduct an annual inspection, your
maintenance costs are often lower than they would be without regular
inspections. This is because issues can get caught before they become more
serious. If there are problems that get left for too long, they could become
more costly repairs. Speak with your elevator maintenance company about
regularly scheduled maintenance so you can know the cost beforehand.
4. Other Than the
Elevator Itself, What Should I Inspect?
If you haven’t been in the machine room for a while, you
should probably take some time to inspect it as well. There’s more to
maintenance than just ensuring the elevator is in good shape. Your machine room
should be locked up tight, with access to only the individuals who would ever
need to inspect or repair something.
Keeping your elevator in the best condition is essential to it working properly. To learn more about regular elevator maintenance and repair, contact Southern Elevator by calling 336-436-9174 or emailing us today!