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For commercial buildings, elevators are sometimes a necessity. Like any piece of machinery, elevators require regular maintenance, but how do you know when it is in need of immediate repair? Here are a few signs to look out for when deciding whether to call in the professionals.

You Experience Long Waits

Elevators are supposed to be quick and convenient. If people have to wait longer than usual for the elevator to arrive, there might be a problem with your hoisting motor, cables, or pulleys. Without a maintenance professional, it may be impossible to tell what your elevator needs. With convenience and safety on the line, you shouldn’t wait.

You Hear Strange Noises

The modern elevator should be as smooth and quiet as possible. Elevators should have a seamless movement between floors, which, naturally, serves more than one purpose. On one hand, the passengers are less anxious on the trip. Most people are hyperaware of their surroundings on elevators and noises may lead to anxiety. Other than putting passengers on edge, thudding, clanking, squeaking, or banging can let you know you have a mechanical issue.

You Witness Strange Movements

Your elevator should never be jerky or stop suddenly. This is jarring and at times can even cause injuries. If your elevator does not run smoothly, then you might need immediate maintenance on the cab. You may be risking an elevator jam or at the very least, risking customers being unsatisfied. Any jerking or sudden stopping needs to be addressed.

An elevator that acts up may be the sign of an elevator that needs immediate maintenance. The more care that you give an elevator; the less likely you are to have future issues. When it comes to strange movements, noises, and substantial wait times, however, you need to call for maintenance as soon as possible. Contact Southern Elevator by calling 336-436-9174 or sending us an email today to repair your commercial elevator!

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