Rethinking Vertical Transportation

The world is changing in many ways due to COVID-19. People are distancing themselves from one another, wearing protective masks, etc. As a property manager, it is your job to keep up with these changes and make sure your building is following protocol. This may include new cleaning procedures, reduced occupancy, and staggered work schedules…. more »

Get Your Elevators Ready For Reopening

Confirm elevators are running at rated speed Confirm door times are optimized Utilize down time for needed repairs  Consider off-hour preventive maintenance Do not turn elevators off – run daily Identify key systems and potential upgrades for new traffic, sanitation, and security protocols Confirm load requirements Add floor markers and signage in elevator and elevator… more »

The Four Main Elevator Doors to Choose From

Unless you work in the elevator industry, you may have come to believe that all doors are essentially the same. While they certainly are similar, there are a few features that make each type unique. The following breaks down the four main types of elevator door options. Discover which type is best for your building.  … more »

Tips For Disinfecting & Cleaning Elevator Fixtures, Doors and Walls

In addition to stepped up personal hygiene practices, following are useful elevator cleaning tips for your building services team: First: lock the elevator before cleaning the car station, so that it doesn’t respond to accidental calls. Use microfiber cloths. They are effective for removing dust, dirt, hair and other particles that collect around elevator buttons… more »

3 Issues Commonly Found During an Elevator Inspection

Regular inspections are an important step in keeping your elevator running efficiently at all times. During an inspection, there are some things you might notice, which will require a repair from the professionals. The following are three issues commonly found during elevator inspections, some of which you might notice yourself. Contaminated Oil and Lubrication When… more »

Putting Together the Right Elevators for Your Building

Whether you’re replacing, upgrading, or starting from scratch, choosing the appropriate elevators to meet your needs calls for careful analysis and consideration of available options. It’s hard to make the right decisions without contemplating the reasons and purpose for your elevators. Recognizing Limitations If you’re designing a new building or addition, your main limitations will… more »