How Elevators Add Value to a Building

How Elevators Add Value to a Building Many of today’s buildings are becoming loaded with interesting and trendy amenities designed around technology, lifestyle requirements and convenience. Things like gyms and spas, rooftop gardens and swimming pools, game rooms, theaters and even in-building dog parks are all becoming more standard. And these things aren’t just in…

Why You Should Keep An Eye on Elevator Uptime

Why You Should Keep an Eye on Elevator Uptime       It has been said that the elevator is the heart of a building. So, in many ways, monitoring elevator uptime is like checking for a pulse. It’s a vital sign that can reveal a lot about the condition of an elevator and the building it…

Choosing the Right Service Plan

One of the most disruptive and costly situations that can strain a building’s traffic management is elevator downtime. If the building is busy enough, down elevators can bring things to a halt. This can happen for several reasons – failed or obsolete components, an emergency malfunction, or any kind of superficial or accidental damage. But…

Who Can Repair My Elevator?

Who Can Repair My Elevator? As a building owner, you have many important concerns. No doubt somewhere near the top of that list is the safety and maintenance of your property. While it’s important to have access to a well-rounded maintenance staff, there are certain elements of your building that require additional special care and…

How to Prepare for an Elevator Inspection

How to Prepare for (and Pass) the All-Important Elevator Inspection Just like an automobile diagnostic test, an elevator inspection provides building owners with the information and opportunity to make critical decisions about repairs, upgrades, or full equipment replacement. But while some vehicle owners may decide to postpone a trip to the auto shop, putting off…

How Long Does an Elevator Last?

How Long Does an Elevator Last? Elevators are a crucial part of any building’s infrastructure. Not only do your tenants and guests expect them to be clean and visually appealing, but to function properly as well. Though elevator systems provide practical convenience and safety, you may have questions about maintenance, repair, and how long the…

What Makes a Good Elevator Mechanic?

Being an elevator mechanic requires some very specific knowledge, such as licensing, technical training and – obviously – a solid level of safety awareness. However, that’s just the beginning. To deliver the kind of service that employers and customers are looking for, it’s not enough to just understand the inner workings of complex machinery and…

Make Elevator Safety Your Priority in 2022

Make Elevator Safety Your Priority in 2022 How confident are you that your elevators are in safe hands? Are you perhaps thinking about how to make elevator safety a priority in your building this year? In this article we take a quick look at the importance of a ‘safety mindset’ when it comes to elevator…

What is Elevator Uptime?

Elevator uptime may not necessarily be a term that most property owners and managers are familiar with, but it is a metric that you can use to measure the amount of time your elevator is up and running.  By focusing on uptime, you can discover the value of elevator services in your building.  Conversely, by…

Prepare your elevators for a Mid-Atlantic winter

As the cold season draws in, you may be focused on making sure your building lobby stays warm and dry. But when was the last time you thought about doing the same for your elevators’ engine room? In this article we share our best tips for making your elevators run smoothly and safely during a…