Getting stuck on an elevator is a classic theme in movies and TV shows, but in reality, people don’t actually get stuck on elevators that often, and if they do, the situation is usually resolved fairly quickly. In truth, elevators are often safer than stairs!

When you walk into an office building, you don’t think twice about stepping into one of the lifts at the elevator bank. In fact, it’s something that many of us do every single day without giving it a single conscious thought.

We don’t worry about the safety of the elevator — we’re just thinking about getting to our destination as quickly and conveniently as possible. But when it comes to residential elevators, hopping on one makes some people feel nervous.

The truth is, personal elevators in homes are just as safe — if not safer — than commercial elevators.

Less Wear and Tear

If you have a private elevator in your home, chances are you use it a few times a day. Compare that number of uses with that of a commercial elevator at any typical office building.

If you sit in the lobby of an office building, you’ll notice that some of the elevators seem to never stop moving. As soon as bell rings, the doors slide open and passengers start stepping off, a new group of people is waiting to get on. All this traffic causes more wear and tear for commercial elevators than residential elevators.

That wear and tear not only affects the performance of the elevator, but it also takes a toll on the carpet, the railings, and wall panels. Because you’re using it less and carrying less weight than commercial elevators, your private lift will resist some of the normal, everyday wear that happens to commercial elevators.

Regular Maintenance Agreements

Whether commercial or residential, National Safety Standards recommends that all elevators go through regular maintenance.

Elevators that go through routine maintenance will continue to be safe for you to use, whether they’re in your office or in your home. Regular maintenance includes cleaning, lubrication, and routine adjustments.

With the proper regular maintenance, your residential elevator can be even safer to use than walking down your stairs!

Backup Power

Just the thought of losing power while you’re riding up or down in your elevator is enough to scare even the most courageous among us, but backup power systems ensure that you’re never stuck in an elevator cab.

Large office buildings typically have a backup generator to keep essential electrical operations running smoothly until the power comes back on, but most people don’t have a similar backup system for their home. Residential elevators, however, are available with their own battery backup options, so you’re always able to maintain your mobility.

For those in the central Phoenix area who are thinking about installing a residential elevator or just have questions about home elevators, contact Celtic Elevator! Celtic Elevator has the experience and technological know-how to answer all your questions about residential elevator safety and what’s involved in regular maintenance. Call Celtic Elevator today!