Your elevator may not seem like a major part of the aesthetics of your commercial building, but it is something that visitors and workers notice. Unsightly elevators that seem shabby and unkempt may give the impression that they are not well maintained or that your facility is outdated. Here we share information about elevator modernization and how the process can help your business.  

What is Elevator Modernization?

Elevator modernization involves upgrading essential components of the elevator to improve performance, safety, and appearance.  It also includes using new technology to catch up with industry norms. This can be done by just changing out a few parts or by performing a complete overhaul of all the equipment.

Reasons to Consider Elevator Modernization

There are many reasons to update your elevator.  This is not only about cosmetics.  Modernization also helps to:

  • Improve safety
  • Meet code changes
  • Increase reliability
  • Reduce costs due to recurring repairs
  • Quiet the noise during operation
  • Leverage new technologies
  • Satisfy tenants and guests
  • Follow recommendations of technician

What Changes Will Make a Difference?

Each elevator will have its own modernization needs.  It is common to replace the fixtures, controller, wiring, machines and door components of an elevator.  Updating to a new style can offer a fresh change.  

Walls often receive a considerable amount of wear and tear leaving scratches and dings. Flooring updates can make a remarkable difference.   New ceiling tiles that are fresh and clean brighten the unit and show that it is well taken care of. 

Installing the latest LED bulbs help improve safety and save energy. When you remove the controller to install a new one, you must bring the parts up to code. This can be done by a complete demo and replacement or simply modernizing critical components.

Other common upgrades include:

  • Addition of Wireless Emergency Elevator Phone
  • Heavy Duty Fixtures
  • Soft Starters
  • Security Camera
  • Key Fob Accessibility

The Signs that Its Time

Maintenance staff and elevator technicians can see the signs that updates are needed.  Building owners are often able to plan and escrow for modernization.  If your elevator is three or four decades old and often in need of repair, it’s time to speak with Genesis today.

Benefits of Updating Elevators Now

Modernizing your elevator offers several benefits.  Providing a safe elevator and adhering to the latest versions of A.17.1 and NEC are beneficial as they protect you from liability.  Improving the efficiency, speed, ride quality, appearance, and reliability can improve the satisfaction of your tenants and visitors. For some, the biggest benefit of modernizing is the cost savings from needing less repair work.

The Elevator Modernization Process

The modernization process is different for each project. As such, the time frame will vary greatly. A plan must first be created. You will receive a projected date of completion and all the details of your project.  

The Genesis team will:

  • Evaluate your needs
  • Develop your custom modernization plan that will be presented to you in the form of a proposal
  • Once approved, your Genesis professional will coordinate the project with you
  • Complete your project to your satisfaction and conduct a comprehensive audit to ensure safety and reliability.
  • Provide a complete system overview to ensure safety
  • Provide an extensive warranty with extended service options as needed

Ready for a Lasting Change?

As your newly modernized elevator ages, it must be properly maintained.  Preventative maintenance can help your unit to last forty or more years. Genesis Elevator is licensed, insured, and committed to providing our clients high-quality parts and exceptional service.  

We provide comprehensive solutions, coordinate every aspect of your project, and utilize only the finest craftsmen and equipment in the industry. We welcome you to give us a call for your customized quote and visit our website to learn more,