Have you recently purchased or added a residential elevator to your home? Many homeowners with a residential elevator are unsure how often to service or perform regular preventative maintenance on their elevator. Elevators are complex, with various components and parts that must be working together to operate correctly.

It is important to keep on track with regular maintenance to ensure safety, longevity, and proper operation of your elevator for maximum enjoyment.


Safety Inspections


In keeping with federal elevator safety standards for commercial elevators, residential elevators should be inspected at least once per year. This is generally recommended by most elevator companies, though a variety of factors can impact this. Individual states have different safety requirements for inspections and how often they must be performed. Be sure to check with your local government to ensure that youre following proper protocol. 

In addition, the type of home elevator you have will impact how often safety inspections should be conducted. The individual elevator company should provide detailed information on safety inspections for the particular elevator model. 

The frequency of home elevator use may also impact the need for more frequent inspections. Keeping an elevator maintenance log is a great way to keep track of when maintenance was performed, what was done, and to keep track of when maintenance should be performed next. 


Home Elevator Maintenance vs. Commercial Elevator Maintenance 


Many individual states have strict rules when it comes to commercial elevator maintenance. This is because business elevators and commercial elevators are used so frequently and can pose serious safety hazards if not properly maintenanced. 

These rules may differ when it comes to home elevator maintenance. Regardless of your home states regulations, home elevator maintenance is important and should be conducted frequently.


Preventative Maintenance


Regularly scheduled maintenance for your home elevator can be an important investment that will save you both time and money in the long run. While regular upkeep may seem unnecessary, preventative maintenance is actually one of the best ways to prolong the life and functionality of your home elevator. Heres why:


  1. By replacing small issues such as the replacement of a small part or snagged wire, you will prevent bigger, more complex, and more expensive damages and repairs. You can save yourself higher long-term costs by keeping up with preventative maintenance for your home elevator.
  2. Preventative maintenance also ensures that your home elevator will operate safely. Since you and your family will rely on your home elevator, it is important to ensure that everything is operating safely to avoid getting stuck or having electrical concerns.
  3. Preventative maintenance can help prolong the lifespan of your home elevator. The longer your elevator runs smoothly and operates well, the better!


Are you looking for a professional maintenance company to keep your elevator in tip top shape? Contact Genesis Elevator Company today.


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