Our team at Belanger Engineering has the right experience to help you keep your building in great condition. When it comes to building maintenance, one important system that you will need to tend to is your elevators—after all, they are an essential way to access the upper stories, and the people who live or work in your building rely on them. In this article, we will provide a few tips on how to keep your elevators in great condition so that they deliver the reliable performance you need.
- Perform Regular Inspections- A key part of maintaining any system is inspecting it and tracking any changes. To ensure that your elevators remain in great shape, we recommend that you inspect them regularly—once a day is ideal—and take note of any differences in their performance.
- Keep a Log of Issues and Repairs- Another tip for keeping your elevators in great shape is to keep a log of any operational problems that occur, as well as any repairs that are performed on the elevator in question. This log will give your maintenance or repair technicians valuable information about your elevators and help them diagnose problems more easily.
- Follow the Weight Guidelines- Our last tip for keeping your elevators in good working order is to follow the weight guidelines and not go over the posted weight limits. Overloading the elevator will cause the mechanisms to wear out faster, and going over the limit by too much can cause serious problems or even real danger to the occupants.