Five Money Saving Elevator Maintenance & Repair Tips
Routine professional elevator maintenance is important to preventing problems before they turn into costly repairs or safety hazards. Although a monthly service agreement may initially seem expensive, it is a minor expense compared to costly elevator repairs and potential safety violation fines due to neglect.
Keep Up With Safety Regulations
Commercial elevators have the potential to become dangerous when not properly maintained and safety standards are allowed to lapse. However, following all the necessary safety regulations can make elevators one of the safest travel methods available. Elevator regulations can regularly change to reflect best practices and updated technology; keep up-to-date with your local DOB requirements and maintain a consistent safety inspection schedule to assure a smooth running elevator.
Check Emergency & Communication Equipment
The goal of elevator maintenance is to prevent emergencies from happening, but you still want to prepare your elevators for the possibility. Elevators have a battery backup system to allow for use during power outages, and they also have emergency lighting and communication systems. Ensure that these required safety amenities are in working order during your monthly inspections to minimize potential elevator violations and fines.
Be Proactive With Your Elevator Maintenance
The more proactive you are with your maintenance practices, the more you prevent problems before they ever appear. During monthly elevator maintenance and inspections are the best times to check for issues, especially in commercial buildings where elevators take on heavy daily loads. Many potential hazards may not be openly apparent, so it is very important to have a certified elevator mechanic inspect your elevator on a regular schedule to help prevent costly emergency repairs.
Keep Your Elevator Machine Room and Pit Clean
The elevator machine room and pit are both prime areas that need to be kept clean. Regulations only allow for equipment related to the elevator to be in the machine room, no matter how convenient of a storage location it may seem. To avoid fines & potential hazards, do not store anything in your elevator machine room. Accumulation of moisture or potential oil leaks in the elevator pit can greatly harm your elevator equipment and require costly repairs. You’ll want to keep an eye out for leaks and ensure safe use of a sump pump if water is present in the elevator pit.
Create an Elevator Service Schedule
Proactive elevator inspections and a consistent maintenance schedule will increase your elevator safety and reduce your overall elevator expenses. Without a specific schedule, elevator maintenance and inspections can become irregular, potentially leaving large gaps between check-ups, resulting in costly repairs & modernizations. Employing an elevator service company will help you keep up with required inspections & regular maintenance. With that, you’ll be on your way to keeping your elevators in the best possible shape.
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