Although we are more likely to win the lottery than find ourselves free falling in an elevator, there are still a lot of people who avoid lifts like the plague for that very reason. After all, there is nothing quite like the fear of stepping into the unknown. Luckily, every elevator since the late 1800’s has been fitted with a high-quality emergency braking system thanks to a man name Elisha Graves Otis. Unfortunately, this invention cannot stop a cab from breaking down. Read on as the team here at Elevators Ltd go over a few top tips that can help prevent an elevator breakdown before it occurs…

Is your lift inspected regularly?

The number one cause of elevator malfunctions is often down to a lack of maintenance and that is why it is extremely important to ensure that a cab is regularly inspected for signs of wear and tear. After all, most problems start subtly which means that a lack of attention to detail can allow an otherwise minor issue to develop in severity until the cab eventually breaks down. Luckily, this can be prevented with routine inspections from a licenced elevator engineer.

How often are components replaced?

Many property owners choose to invest in a service known as ‘modernisation’ in order to improve the longevity of a lift. This is done by replacing old components with brand new alternatives that are more equipped to deal with the day to day requirements of operation. After all, general wear and tear may cause certain parts of an elevator to fail but that doesn’t mean that the entire thing needs to be replaced. As a result, modernisation can help property owners save money whilst preventing future breakdowns.

Is it time for an elevator replacement?

Whilst modernisation is an effective way to prevent an elevator from breaking down, it is also important that property owners take the age of a cab into consideration too. After all, they are man-made structures which means that natural deterioration can only be delayed, not completely prevented. If an elevator is constantly undergoing repair work, then it may be time to consider the financial benefit of a replacement as a new model is far less likely to breakdown unexpectedly.

Here at Elevators Ltd, we believe that lift maintenance is the backbone of a healthy elevator. After all, they are mechanical inventions that require the keen eye of a professional and attention to detail in order to prevent damage from occurring unexpectedly in the form of a breakdown. After all, regular maintenance aims to locate areas of concern and mend them before they develop into costly repair work that leaves the elevator out of service for days, if not weeks, at a time. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the Elevators Ltd team and ask about our lift maintenance service today!