There’s not much worse than working in an enormous, multi-storey office block and arriving on a Monday morning to find that the elevator has broken down. This leads to a lot of huffing and puffing- first in annoyance at the situation, then eventually due to the subsequent climb up the steps. It can put a dampener on your day and make your staff less productive, and that’s why it’s so important to address any maintenance issues as early as possible.

To enable you to act quickly and to keep any negative impacts to a minimum, you need to know exactly what to look for to spot a faulty elevator. This will enable you to call out for lift maintenance and ensure that the elevator keeps running smoothly. Well, we’re here at Elevators Ltd to run you through some of the big signs that your lift is in need of repair, so that you know exactly what you’re looking for.

  1. Noise

The first thing you’ll probably notice if your elevator is struggling is the horrible noise it will make. An elevator rarely ever makes much noise, and so you’d certainly notice if it’s making a loud screeching sound all of a sudden. Such a noise could be due to a fault with the mechanisms, which would obviously need to be repaired before the lift broke down altogether. If you find that your elevator is making a strange sound, make sure that you call out for lift maintenance as soon as possible before it turns into a real problem.

  1. Speed

Another sign of a faulty elevator is if it starts slowing down. This could be solely down to the age or overuse of the elevator, and it is unlikely to be a serious issue, however you should still arrange some lift maintenance to ensure that it is still safe to use. If your elevator continues to slow down, then this is a clear sign that you should replace the whole machine before it stops moving completely. Unfortunately, a slowing elevator is something that is only going to get worse with time, so we recommend repairing the issue as soon as you can.

  1. Doors

One of the only parts of an elevator most of us ever see are the doors, and so you’ll soon realise if they aren’t functioning properly. If the elevator doors aren’t opening properly or keep opening before the lift moves, then this is a clear sign that it’s in need of repair. You should call out for lift maintenance as soon as you can before the issue becomes dangerous, as an issue with the door’s sensors is never going to be a good thing.

Here at Elevators Ltd, we understand the importance of carrying out regular lift maintenance to ensure that it is functioning properly, and we offer a wide range of fantastic services that will ensure that you won’t have to suffer any breakdowns.