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If you own a small building with low traffic levels, you might feel tempted to put off elevator maintenance. Instead of scheduling preventative work, you simply fix things if or when they break. This saves money in the short run, but it can cost your company a lot of money in the long run.

Here’s a closer look at some of the reasons you should ask your elevator company about preventative maintenance.

Peace of Mind

Both you and the people occupying your building deserve the peace of mind of knowing the elevators work as they should. If you know you have done everything possible to ensure elevator safety, the few issues that do arise will be easier to handle.

User Safety

Liability aside, the last thing you want is for people to feel unsafe on your property. With preventative maintenance and inspections, you can ensure that the doors do not close too quickly and their sensors work as well as making sure the counterbalance weight works as it should.


It is much easier to budget for ongoing maintenance than to budget for big-ticket repairs that otherwise appear. Most clients also report that the cost of preventative maintenance is much lower than what they spent when they only fixed issues as they arose.

Long-term Efficiency

When elevators work better, people get to and from where they need to with less waiting involved. Keeping the elevators in great shape also mean you have less wear and tear to contend with over time. Keep your elevators operating efficiently for years to come with preventative maintenance.

Does your current elevator company not have a preventative maintenance plan for you? Southern Elevator will gladly inspect your elevator systems and propose a maintenance plan. Call 336-436-9174 or email us today for more information!

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