The secret to lift longevity is the implementation of routine and high-quality maintenance from a reputable and reliable contractor. After all, an elevator is a man-made piece of machinery which means that it cannot regulate its own maintenance needs and must be tended to by an experienced engineer. Here at Elevators Ltd, our engineers are fully accredited. Read on as we go over some top tips to keep in mind when choosing a lift maintenance company…
Why is lift maintenance important?
The passenger elevator is the most common elevator in the world; however, they are susceptible to general wear and tear over their lifespan. After all, the mechanical components rely on the expertise of a trained engineer in order to ensure that they remain in tip top condition for as long as possible. In fact, lift maintenance will not only increase the longevity of a lift, it will also ensure that a cab is safe to use and prevents a sudden and expensive breakdown from occurring.
Since lift maintenance is a technical practice, it is important that an engineer is industry trained with all of the necessary qualifications. After all, property owners should never try to repair their own elevator as this can put passengers in danger and may do not more harm than good to the general condition of the components. As a result, it is wise to ask an elevator company about the qualifications that their engineers hold prior to the commencement of an inspection or repair in order to ensure that they are fully accredited.
Another effective way to gauge the reliability of an elevator maintenance company is by reading through some of the reviews that previous customers have left. After all, existing clients have no reasons to lie and tend to be brutally honest which means that a lift maintenance company that chooses not to display their reviews should be approached with caution. Luckily, most companies are more than happy to provide evidence of authentic feedback from previous customers when asked.
Although the average elevator tends to come with a 25-year longevity guarantee, this figure is heavily dependent on the amount of maintenance that a property owner provides. In fact, an elevator that is never repaired will eventually become a health and safety risk. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the Elevators Ltd team and ask about our lift maintenance service today!