Home elevators offer many benefits, no matter your age or home’s location. If your home elevator has been running smoothly, you probably haven’t thought twice about making a routine maintenance check-up. But you may not realize elevators can seem to be running correctly but could be having internal issues, big or small. So, how often should you set up a preventative maintenance appointment?
Safety is our priority, which is why our recommendation is to have your elevator serviced annually. Here’s why.
Most states have strict requirements for maintenance and inspections of commercial elevators, but not for home elevators. Many homeowners don’t realize the necessity of an annual review. We are here to emphasize the importance and remind you to schedule an inspection if it has been 12 months or more since your last.
What are the Benefits of an Annual Home Elevator Inspection?
- Cost – No, an in-home elevator assessment isn’t free, but an annual check-up could save you a lot. For example, you could have a tiny internal issue that has a quick fix. Maybe a guide-roller has worn down and needs to be replaced. If you choose to have an inspection, we can fix that tiny issue quickly, and it won’t cost you a fortune.
- Peace of Mind – While elevators add value and a level of convenience to your home, they can be dangerous when not maintained properly. You and your family might use your in-home elevator every day, and you want to be confident that it is performing at its highest level. Having an inspection will give you that peace of mind that the elevator is safe for you and your family, and you won’t have to worry while using it.
- Knowledge – We know that elevator terminology isn’t a regular part of the average person’s vocabulary. A checkup is not only a time for your elevator to get checked, but you can be learning, too! Your elevator technician will explain how damages may occur, how you can prevent them, and warning signs that something may not be right. We recommend participating in the checkup and listening to your inspector. He or she will give you some useful information and help you become more confident about using and maintaining your in-home elevator.
If you suspect something isn’t right with your elevator or it’s been 12 months or more since your last visit from an elevator specialist, contact us today. Our team of experts is eager to help give you peace of mind and make sure your home elevator is performing to its best ability.