Elevator Upgrade Basics

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Your commercial elevator is responsible for getting cargo and individuals from point A to point B. If it’s not in the best condition possible, it may not perform as it should. Keeping your elevator well maintained and upgraded is essential to ensuring its passengers are taken care of. The following are some basics concerning elevator upgrades.

Step One: Review Safety Codes

Your commercial elevator needs to be compliant with all safety codes listed in your state’s statutes. There are generally in-depth requirements you can review to ensure compliance. For example, you may be required to complete annual inspections, obtain certificates, and other similar steps. Your local elevator service company can help you find out where to look to learn what the safety codes are, and complete the inspection for you.

Step Two: Determine What Is Needed

In addition to safety, you should take a look at your budget when determining which upgrades are needed and necessary. Your safety concerns should be addressed first with the money you have to spend on the elevator. After that, you can determine whether aesthetic improvements, speed issues, concerns about noise, or other similar problems should be repaired with the remaining budget.

Step Three: Lay Out a Schedule

Once you have decided which repairs and upgrades are needed, and in what order, you can lay out a schedule to get them completed. You may want to complete this step with your elevator service technician so you can get the steps completed in a time frame that works for both parties. The entire process can be spread over a year or can be completed in just a few weeks. It really depends on your budget and schedule, as well as the elevator repairman’s availability.

Get Your Upgrades Started Today

Southern Elevator has been servicing elevators for 70 years and is waiting to help you with your commercial upgrades. Contact Southern Elevator by calling 336-436-9174 or emailing us today to get started!

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