Before an investment in a brand-new elevator system is finalised, it is important that the property owner understands what they are getting. After all, we emphasise value for money at every opportunity in order to ensure that our clients invest in a lift system that is able to meet the needs of their property and the passengers that will use it. Read on as the Elevators Ltd team go over everything there is to know about the lifespan of an elevator…

How long does the average elevator last?

It is said that a homeowner should consider an in-depth inspection of their elevator system after 25 years as this is the lifespan of an average lift. After all, the mechanical components inside are not designed to last forever and they often require replacing or upgrading overtime in order to ensure that an elevator remains safe for use by passengers.

Does maintenance extend the lifespan of an elevator?

Although an elevator will typically last for around 25 years before it starts to show signs of wear and tear, it is possible for property owners to increase this longevity guarantee by implementing regular servicing and high-quality maintenance. After all, the sooner a problem is repaired, the less likely it is to cause lasting damage and this ensures that an entire elevator system remains in a good enough condition to surpass its average lifespan.

How important is lift modernisation?

As technology advances, it is very easy for an elevator system to become outdated after a decade or two which means that property owners should always consider modernisation as a first point of call. After all, it involves replacing outdated components with more capable components and ensures that the system does not get left behind. Plus, it is also much more affordable than a full lift replacement.

Here at Elevators Ltd, our engineers carry out a full lift inspection prior to installation in order to ensure that it is safe for use and then repeat the process after the system has been fitted to confirm that the components are working properly. After all, poor quality elevator installations and a lack of maintenance can affect the lifespan of a lift considerably. To find out more information, get in contact with the best lift company on the market and speak to a member of the Elevators Ltd team today!