Even the most well-maintained elevators can become the unfortunate victim of a mechanical breakdown. After all, general wear and tear is something that can only be prevented for so long. Here at Elevators Ltd, we want to help our clients recognise the importance of regular maintenance, especially for an old cab, and let them know what steps to take if your elevator does breakdown unexpectedly…

Safety Signage

The first thing you should do when your elevator breaks down is place safety signs on the doors of the cab on every floor in order to let people know that it is out of order. After all, the last thing you want is people using a broken or faulty elevator and getting trapped inside! Thankfully, this step is simple and only takes a little bit of tape.

Professional Help

Afterwards, it is imperative that you contact an emergency maintenance service who will send an engineer to inspect the lift and find out what caused the breakdown. After all, elevators are a necessity for people with disabilities, so it is important that it is out of service for as little time as possible. Most of the time, an engineer will be able to fix the problem on the same day; however, sometimes it may be necessary to replace components that the engineer doesn’t have to hand and they may have to return the following day instead.


Although maintenance won’t prevent general wear and tear, it will reduce the likelihood of a breakdown and that is why you should never neglect the servicing of your elevator. Most elevator related faults or breakdowns are caused by simple problems that would have been rectified during a routine maintenance inspection. If your elevator does breakdown due to an issue that could have been easily prevented, it is an indicator that you should invest a little more in your maintenance responsibilities.

When it comes to lift maintenance, the team here at Elevators Ltd are the experts you want on your side! In fact, our emergency call-out service operates 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, in order to ensure that you can have your elevator up and running again in no time. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the Elevators Ltd team today!