The Importance of Regular Elevator Inspections
Your building’s elevator provides an invaluable service, making it easier to get to the upper levels of your building and helping disabled individuals navigate your building. With elevators getting so much use, it’s important to make sure that every elevator in your building is in safe operating condition. In order to ensure that everyone can feel safe stepping onto an elevator, there are federal regulations which mandate regular inspections and maintenance. Here is everything you need to know to stay in compliance with federal elevator regulations.
Timelines for Maintenance and Inspections
In order to keep elevators working the way they should, there is a schedule of care which you must follow. There should be a maximum distance between inspections of one year, with specialized elevator mechanics brought in to clean, adjust, and lubricate the components of the elevator. A thorough maintenance effort should be conducted approximately every six months, with frequently used elevators serviced more often.
What Inspectors Are Looking For
When an inspector looks at your elevator, they test all of the vital components to ensure that your elevator is safe. This includes looking at the controls, wiring, and circuits, as well ensuring that it is operating at a speed which is safe for riders. Your inspector will check that the doors are operating correctly and traveling between floors as intended without accelerating or decelerating at unsafe rates. The emergency braking system is another vital safety component your inspector will test.
More Than Just an Elevator Inspection
Finally, your elevator inspector has to check out your machine rooms. It’s important that these rooms are safe for use and properly secured against unauthorized access. The room must be free of any items which could present a fire hazard and have adequate lighting.
If you need your elevator serviced, you want to turn to professionals you can trust. Contact Action Elevator today by calling 410-774-4573 or sending us an email to get the best service for your elevator today.