Here at Elevators Ltd, we believe that elevator maintenance is an essential part of ownership and that is why we actively encourage our clients to stay on top of it. With this said, many property owners fail to have their elevators serviced and are surprised when problems that could have been easily prevented arise. Luckily, the majority of these issues can be repaired fairly easily with the help of a licenced engineer. Read on as we go through three common elevator problems and how they can be rectified…

Power Failures

A lot of energy is required in order to keep an elevator up and running at all time and a lack of maintenance and servicing could lead to a power failure. Luckily, modern elevators are very well designed with safety prioritised, which means that they will not free-fall in the event of a power outage. In fact, most power failures are often the result of a faulty motor so it is important to have the system inspected by an engineer in order to see if a replacement could be on the cards.

Noisy Bearings

The motor of an elevator has a component known as ‘bearings’ attached to it; however, a vibration of the motor can cause these bearings to become incredibly noisy each time the elevator is used. Not only is this unpleasing for passengers, it can also damage the bearings considerably and lead to a costly repair job. Luckily, this problem can be easily fixed by the use of inductive absorbers, which actively absorb currents and simultaneously help prevent an elevator system from breaking down.

Door Malfunctioning

The majority of elevators have two sets of the doors: one for the cab itself and one for the elevator shaft. This aims to promote safety by ensuring that the passengers using an elevator and the passengers waiting for an elevator are protected from accidental injuries at all times. With this said, the doors of an elevator can malfunction which is why it is important to stay on top of maintenance and servicing requirements. Luckily, the most common culprit of an elevator door failing to open is a faulty sensor and this can be replaced very easily.

There is never an excuse for deliberate avoidance of elevator maintenance responsibilities. After all, minor problems can develop into serious safety risks if they are not attended to sooner rather than later by a high-quality elevator engineer. Here at Elevators Ltd, we are proud to offer a high-quality lift maintenance service and are 100% committed to elevator safety and reliability. To find out more information about common elevator issues and how they can be fixed, get in contact with a member of the Elevators Ltd team today!