25 Apr 3 Reasons To Modernize an Elevator
As a property manager, you may not always know when an elevator may need a modernization versus repairs. Elevators by design will typically provide 20-25 years of reliable service. However, with constant use and rapidly changing technologies, you’ll eventually need to upgrade this equipment. Modernization offers several performance and safety benefits, restores reliable functionality, and improves efficiency and traffic flow. PEAK would love to help you understand this process. Below are a few things to know about modernization of your elevators.
1. Reliability and Accessibility:
The core purpose of your elevator is to provide quick and convenient transport between floors. It also offers accessibility to clients with mobility challenges, such as wheelchair and walker users. Building occupants and tenants often base a portion of their overall customer experiences and satisfaction on the reliability of the elevators and therefore, should be a key factor when evaluating your building’s elevator needs. Too many complaints about your elevator and/or an excessive number of service calls over the last 12 months may signal a need to modernize.
2. Performance and Safety
As you consider modernizing, you’ll need a professional who can thoroughly assess the performance and safety of your elevators. Performance and safety factors such as acceleration and deceleration, floor leveling accuracy, wait times, vibration, sounds, and door open and close times should all be taken into consideration. Weaknesses in these vital areas will often reveal ways in which your elevator’s operation can be improved. While full modernization is the most effective approach, in many cases, you may be able to work smaller improvements into your budget over the course of time but either case, as long as you hire the right company for the job, notice the difference.
3. Tenant Retention
If a tenant has the option to move to another building that is in better condition, many will do so. Whether you manage an apartment building or an office building, your tenants want to live and work in a functional space. Modernizing the elevator can help retention rates and keep the income rolling in at a steady rate.
Let’s Schedule A Modernization Meeting
At PEAK Elevator, we are your go-to customer service resource for all things related to your commercial elevator. If you have been thinking about elevator modernization, give us a call at 303-529-9679 to schedule a meeting.