At Belanger Engineering, we want to help you keep every part of your building in good working order, and that includes the elevators. People rely on elevators to navigate between floors quickly and comfortably, and any malfunction in these critical systems can make the upper stories of your building virtually unusable. To help you prevent such problems, we have put together this list of early warning signs that your elevators need repair. If you notice any of these things in your elevators, we encourage you to give us a call so that we can correct the issue before it can become serious.
- Strange Sounds- It’s never a good sign when mechanical systems start making weird sounds, and the same holds true for your elevators. If the elevator in your building begins to make thudding, clanking, squealing, or other unusual sounds as it operates, you probably need repairs, and you should call expert technicians right away to come have a look.
- Irregular Movement- Another sign that something is wrong with your elevators is irregular motion. An elevator should move smoothly from floor to floor, with no jerking movements or sudden stops. If you experience this kind of behavior from your elevator, we encourage you to call our team for a professional inspection.
Long Waits- Lastly, if elevators are taking longer than usual to arrive or to get to your floor, then you may have a problem with your motor or cables. Elevators should be quick and convenient, so if you find that you’re having to wait a long time for them to show up, you should call a maintenance professional.