12 May Keep Your Elevator Running with Elevator Preventive Maintenance
Elevator preventive maintenance must be a requirement for all buildings, to ensure safe and uninterrupted rides for passengers. Regular inspections will keep the elevators in good condition, preventing accidents and other problems. Read this article for elevator preventive maintenance tips you should know. We also recommend you hire experienced and skilled professionals to regularly maintain your elevators.
What to Inspect
Inside the elevator, make sure the door will open and close without problems. Ensure there are no obstructions or any problems with it. Any signs of damage in the walls, handrails or ceiling must be addressed. Don’t forget to check the emergency phone as well, and if it connects to the right department. Most importantly, replace or repair any damaged lights.
Check the lights outside the car and replace those that have burned out. Inspect the fire alarm system as well as the smoke detector. Test them if possible, to ensure they really still work.
On top of the elevator, do make sure the emergency exit door can be easily opened without a problem. Inspect the cables for any signs of damage or wear and tear. If the building is infested with rodents, don’t forget to also look for any signs of rodents chewing on the cables. Regularly check the brakes to ensure it’s in excellent shape every time. You must schedule a further inspection if the inspector suspects even a slight problem.
While in the machine room, make sure you also examine all the electrical wiring and inspect if there are any damage or defects in them. Make sure the systems are also lubricated and there are no issues with the fire alarm system.
Lastly, don’t forget to check the pit and ensure there’s necessary clearance. If you suspect any problem or issues when inspecting all components of the elevator, we suggest you get it checked immediately. If possible, restrict access to the elevator for safety purposes. Most importantly, hire the right people to help you with proper elevator maintenance or repair.
Keep an Elevator Log
Any elevator malfunctions — no matter how minor this is must be recorded in the log. The information you collect can help the technician better assess the condition of your elevator and recommend the right solution. Also, make sure you only hire the Pros to inspect or repair your elevator.
Contact PEAK Elevator
Lubrication, inspection and proper adjustments are necessary to ensure your elevators work perfectly. You can maximize the service life of your elevator with proper maintenance and that’s where we come in. We can conduct safety tests to make sure your elevator is safe. Our team can also help with repairs or part replacements. Should you need elevator emergency service, our team is available around the clock. Get in touch with us at your earliest convenience and we’ll quickly dispatch a technician to your location.