17 Mar Preventative Elevator Maintenance: Why You Need a Plan
Managing a commercial property can be a stressful job. You are responsible for keeping everything on the property in safe, working order. At PEAK Elevator, we can help relieve some of that stress with our elevator maintenance program. We can also offer some preventative maintenance tips to keep your elevator in great shape and help you avoid costly repairs.
Inspect the Elevator Daily
Obviously, you don’t need to do an hour-long inspection every day, but when you step into the elevator each day, take a moment to look at a few things. Are all the lights working? Do the buttons all function correctly? Did anything get stuck today? Do the doors open and close smoothly? Did the elevator sustain any interior or exterior damage? If there’s a problem, we’re happy to help!
Avoid Cleaning the Elevator Yourself
Some cleaners that you might use in other areas of your building could actually damage or corrode elements of your elevator. We recommend letting the professionals handle any elevator cleaning. At the very least, let us advise you on the proper cleaning process and products.
Keep Good Records
Any time you have the elevator repaired, PEAK will keep track of what happened, when it happened, and what type of repair it required. This will help us notice trends and bring them to the attention of you, the elevator owner. If one feature of the elevator is getting repaired on a regular basis, it might be more efficient to have it replaced. If repairs are becoming more and more frequent, you might consider an upgrade of that component or a complete modernization, depending on the part and vintage of your elevator.
Don’t Skip Professional Maintenance Calls
You shouldn’t wait until the elevator breaks down before you call the professionals. Our maintenance service includes lubricating the moving parts, examining the entire elevator and all safety components, and making any necessary adjustments. With a regular schedule, we’ll ensure your elevator is always taken care of.