Ensuring Your Home Elevator is Safe for You and Your Family

Ensuring Your Home Elevator is Safe for You and Your Family

by Corianne Burton, May 23, 2018

With the recent rise in popularity of residential elevators, you may be thinking about where one would fit in your home. Once you have an elevator in your home and use it regularly, you might begin to ask yourself how you lived without one for so long!

Yes, home elevators make our lives so much easier, but we shouldn’t forget to have them maintained regularly. It’s essential to have a professional come out to your home to perform routine maintenance on your elevator’s cab, the shaft and more. These regular elevator checkups are also great opportunities for a professional to warn you about any potential problems that might be lurking just around the corner.

Regular residential elevator maintenance is essential for making sure your elevator is safe for you and your family.

Regular Cleanings

Regular cleanings are important for maintaining the safety and overall function of your home elevator. Cleaning your elevator can be dangerous if you don’t have the proper experience, so make sure you work with a trusted elevator service company to perform your cleanings.

Typically, routine cleanings include cleaning the rails, rollers, sills and gates, pit and car top and more. It also includes lubricating the wheels, actuator, belts, chains, panels, pulleys and other moving parts of your residential elevator.

Inspections and Adjustments

All hardware — including the pieces inside the cab as well as the pieces on the outside — should be regularly inspected for any signs of damage or disrepair. Your elevator service company should check the rails inside the cab as well the emergency phone and stop switch.

In addition, all cables, wiring, batteries and other pieces vital to the elevator’s safe function should be inspected and adjusted by a trusted professional.

Maintenance Contracts

The value of having a maintenance contract with a trusted residential elevator service and installation company can’t be overstated. National Safety Standards recommends that your home elevator undergo a full maintenance every six months.

With a maintenance contract, the elevator professional you choose assumes responsibility for the performance of your elevator. Work with a company you trust to set up a regular maintenance schedule that works for you.

By far, the easier way to make sure your residential elevator is safe for you and your family is a maintenance contract with a respected elevator service company. In addition to making sure your family is safe operating your home elevator, a maintenance contract will ensure that you catch small problems before they become major safety concerns that make you unable to use your elevator, a serious problem for relatives who might depend on the elevator to safely get up and down the levels of your home.

For those in the central Arizona area, if you’re looking for a reliable and trusted home elevator company, contact Celtic Elevator. Celtic Elevator’s maintenance contract covers the essential cleanings, inspections and adjustments to ensure your elevator operates smoothly and stays safe for you and your family.