When you are managing a property that has elevators, you want to be sure that they are in working order. Problematic elevators can not only get tenants irritated, they can also cause injuries. Here are a few clues that repairs may be needed:
1. Unusual Noises
These days, elevators don’t tend to make much noise. However, one of the signs that problems may be arising can be unexpected sounds such as grinding, banging, squeaking or any other unusual noise that may indicate that the elevator is not running the way it should be. These are early warnings, typically of cable and pulley issues, that it ought to be looked at.
2. Unusual Movements
When an elevator car does not stop and/or start smoothly, this is another indication that it is not working properly. Perhaps even more than the strange sounds, this may be cause for an immediate repair call, as rough movements can affect the stability of riders and cause people to get hurt.
3. Unusually Long Wait Times
It’s easy to get frustrated waiting for an elevator when you’re in a hurry but there really is such a thing as waiting too long. If it seems to be happening more often, it’s a clue that there is reason for concern.
4. Unusually Frequent Maintenance Calls
Constant calls to check on an elevator not only take up your valuable time, but they can be indications that something is going on that is more serious than a simple adjustment.
When it comes to the elevators in the buildings that you manage, it pays to make sure that safety is your first and foremost concern. An integral part of ensuring that they are safe is to be on top of getting any necessary repairs done before it becomes an issue. If you are experiencing any of the above problems, a call to Action Elevator can help confirm whether there is cause for concern, as well as to have those concerns resolved quickly – (410) 892-1944.