Money-Saving Elevator Maintenance Tips
Commercial assets can include many things, and for the business owner, maintaining equipment is a way to prevent the unexpected expenses of repairs and replacement. Daily elevator use is commonplace and often taken for granted, but when an elevator stops working correctly, both patron and business owner experience the frustration. Don’t let your budget get eaten away by the consequences of poor maintenance and unhappy customers. Pay attention to a money-saving maintenance schedule.
Keep a Detailed Log
You can improve the reliability of your elevator with a detailed, up-to-date log of all the repair events or service calls you have made. In addition to scheduling routine inspections with our Action Elevator technicians and relying on our records, use your log to determine recurring issues and address them immediately.
Avoid Improper Cleaning
Though you will want to keep your elevator clean, cleaning it with the wrong chemical solutions can cause corrosion and damage sensitive parts of the machine. The wrong solutions can also damage the interior. Ask our Action Elevator technicians for instructions on how to correctly clean the elevator.
Consistently Check the Doors
Routinely check the doors of the elevator to ensure they are correctly aligned and not developing scratches as the panel drag along unevenly. Doors that are misaligned can cause entrapment, breakdowns, and costly repairs. By routinely checking to make sure any debris or obstructions are kept away from the door lining, you can prevent up to 70% of common emergency maintenance calls.
Avoid DIY Maintenance or Solutions
Elevators are complex machines that require professional repairs and upkeep. Don’t try to change out buttons or the finish on the elevator on your own. Our job is to keep your elevator running smoothly and safely, but it is harder to do this when you try to do it yourself first.
Give Us a Call
Always call on the experts for advice or help before you start changing things with your elevator. Schedule your maintenance with our team at Action Elevator today!