There are lot of “do it yourself” people around today and we all try to avoid paying for a service such as plumbing, building or decorating, unless it’s necessary; but there are some things that really should be left to the professionals, lift installation being one of them.

In Florida, a couple living in a three storey house decided to build a lift for disability purposes and up until now, it has been operating relatively smoothly for the last 17 years. However, this doesn’t mean that you should follow route and begin building your own lift.

The owners of the lift were waiting for their friend to arrive and when she didn’t show, they began to worry. They rang her partner up, who came round to the house to see her car parked outside. Her partner came into the house and pressed the lift button, to then see his other half trapped underneath it. The Fire and Rescue pronounced her dead at the scene and that it was an accident. Although it was accident, there was no permit for having the lift in the house and it was deemed to be illegal, and unsafe. The owners of the lift claimed that there was regular lift maintenance carried out every month.

Elevators Ltd are a professional lift installation and lift maintenance company in London. We have a range of services available such as lift repairs and our lift engineers are highly qualified in the installation of the lift. We urge you to not make your own lift for your home. If you are looking for a lift installation, or you need regular lift maintenance to be carried, just call us today on 020 3355 2559.