The elevator is made up of a variety of different components that work in harmony with one another by relying on both physics and mechanics. As a result, they must be meticulously maintained by an experienced and high-quality engineer in order to ensure that each part is in tip top condition and safe for use. After all, it only takes one malfunction to have a ripple effect on the entire elevator system. With this said, many homeowners tend to neglect their elevator maintenance duties. Read on as we go over some of the consequences that can occur as a result…
How likely is an elevator breakdown?
Although many people fear elevators because they are portrayed as free-falling disasters waiting to happen in Hollywood movies, this phenomenon is very unlikely to happen because modern lifts use high-quality steel cables that are more than capable of bearing the weight of a cab. With this said, routine maintenance is required in order to prevent a cab from unexpectedly breaking down and this means that a lack of servicing can lead to more frequent and damaging malfunctions.
When does an elevator cab need replacing?
A well-maintained elevator can last for several decades at a time; however, this time frame is dependent on the frequency and quality of the care that is provided by the property owner. This means that a lack of servicing will cause the components within an elevator to wear away at a much faster rate than normal because they are not being maintained. As a result, a cab in this condition will very likely need to be replaced much sooner than expected.
How expensive are elevator repairs?
The condition, safety and health of an elevator relies entirely upon the repair work that is carried out. After all, regular inspections are put in place in order to locate areas for concern before they develop into an expensive chore. As a result, a lack of maintenance means that most minor elevator problems will be able to fester and eventually develop into expensive and large-scale repair projects, making lift ownership incredibly uneconomical.
Here at Elevators Ltd, we believe that lift maintenance is a basic requirement of elevator ownership. After all, a system becomes more vulnerable to general wear and tear without routine servicing and this means that expensive repair work can become a regular occurrence rather than an occasional inconvenience. To find out more information about preventing elevator breakdowns and taking care of a lift, get in contact with a member of the Elevators Ltd team today!