Elevators are considered a vital part of any modern building. It would be rather unfortunate if your elevator was broken, potentially trapping individuals inside or delaying the arrival of emergency personnel.
On the other hand, with proper maintenance, your elevator could become one of the most dependable pieces of machinery in your building. This article will explore some simple techniques for ensuring that you keep up with minor repairs to avoid emergency situations.
The elevator is an essential part of any building. We depend on it to get around the building, to move items, and sometimes even just to use the restroom. Imagine if an elevator in your place of work were out of service for three days. The interruption in your work pattern could affect productivity and you may even need to send someone else out on a business trip because you wouldn’t have the ability to access another floor of the building or be able to attend meetings on other floors.
With everything going on environmentally, it’s more important than ever before to keep up with minor elevator repairs like a broken light bulb or a loose wire.
With today’s advanced technology, minor elevator repairs can be easily handled by technical engineers and technicians. They are able to fix the elevator of a building or an apartment complex and make it functional again.
Elevator repair is essential for public safety so that people with disabilities and those who have wheelchairs can have access to buildings. It is also important because the modern day society relies on elevators, escalators, and other types of transportation tools to go up or down large buildings.
SUBTLE SIGNS OF TROUBLE
Not all indications of trouble in your elevator are major. Some signs of concern can simply mean that true maintenance is long overdue. The following early issues point to the need for a service call:
- The elevator is not leveling properly. This can be a sign of a few things, most commonly it is time for an oil change or your valve needs to be adjusted. Either way, small repairs or adjustments can prevent bigger problems from occurring.
- Have you ever been in an elevator that begins to “shake”? This can be extremely scary to the riding public. This is called cavitation. You need to contact your provider to have them check this out. One small repair/adjustment can help fix this issue before it leads to a bigger repair.
- Scraping noises can be caused for many reasons. It could mean hoistway components are dragging and may require simple adjustments.
By paying attention to these small signs, you have the opportunity to keep your system running with little disruption to clients. This is also an excellent way to extend the longevity of components and save money.
We’re Here to Help!
For help evaluating your elevator system and determining the best course of action going forward, call our team at the DC Elevator headquarters at 859-254-8224.