Just like most things in the developed world, we have become accustomed to having certain things around. Just take smartphones as an example; they are now our calendars, our alarm clocks, our dictionary and our emergency contact system. We’d be lost without them! In fact, despite only being a century old the elevator is also a pretty integral part of modern society. Here are three reasons why we need them…

Disabilities

The Equality Act of 2010 helps ensure that every member of society is provided with equal opportunities, including those with disabilities. That is why elevators play an important part in ensuring the disabled members of society are able to get around independently. Without elevators many people with disabilities who are not able to use the stairs would suffer whereas the implementation of such a simple device can make all the difference.

Skyscrapers

It is thanks to elevators that we have some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. After all, without them we wouldn’t be able to reach the top of The Empire State Building in just under two minutes! In fact, many buildings were only several stories tall under the elevators we know of today were developed as old technology meant that early elevators were simply not powerful enough to reach more than four floors high.

Business

Service industries like restaurants and hotels rely on a type of elevator known as a dumbwaiter in order to transport food orders between floors without risking contamination. Not only would these industries suffer without this piece of machinery, employees would be forced to use commercial lifts or climb several flights of stairs which is not practical or safe.

Here at Elevators Ltd we believe that an elevator is one of the best investments you can make for your property, especially when it comes to home lifts. After all, when coupled with high quality lift maintenance you will wonder why you ever thought you needed stairs in the first place! To find out more information about our range of elevators, get in contact with a member of the team today!