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3 Warning Signs Your Building’s Elevator Needs Repair


In a building, an elevator is useful. It is a practical method for moving supplies, visitors, and employees. It is a welcome substitute for the stairs and useful for those who are physically inactive. Additionally, it is preferable to carrying bags or groceries up the steps. It is not only annoying if the elevator isn’t working properly, but it also poses a safety risk. Fortunately, by seeing the warning signals that the elevator needs to be repaired, you can avoid serious problems.

1. Constant Breakdowns

A lift has a 20-year lifespan on average. Older equipment is more likely to fail and experience breakdowns more frequently. Doors not closing or opening properly is a common issue. It is time for service if this occurs at least once every week.

2. Mid-level Stops

Mid-leveling is a safety risk. Here, the elevator comes to a stop just above or below a floor. Residents risk falling and hurting themselves if they aren’t careful. Over time, mid-leveling gets worse. As soon as you become aware of this, contact your elevator service company.

3. Ride Quality

Every day, a lot of activity takes place in your elevator.  All the moving parts are under stress because of the heavy load it carries. A change in ride quality indicates a problem. Are you experiencing abrupt changes in speed?  Is your elevator leveling incorrectly? Do you hear any unusual noises or feel vibrations while riding in the cab? If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Get this checked out right away.

If you have any of these problems, contact DC Elevator today for an elevator health check.