Most of the aspirational lifts for houses in the most sought-after location in a city have an imposing elevation. It makes people stop, take a look and say “maybe one day”. However, what truly moves the scale even in the most sophisticated community is a home elevators. They also improve accessibility within a home but that also comes with its safety concerns.
In order to maintain the health of your pneumatic elevator system, ensure that you purchase elevators that come with the following enhancements.
Home Elevator Maintenance Tips
Door interlock system
In an elevator system, there are two doors. One on the outside unit that passengers open first, and another on the inside unit that they close after getting in. These two doors should ideally be interlocked to facilitate a safe ride. They also prevent access to the elevator car in between landing zones.
It is mandatory for modern elevators to come with an emergency alarm to alert anyone in the building about an emergency. If you have seniors at home, make sure to advise them about the button and how to use it. In case of a serious emergency, ensure that you call your elevator vendor at once.
One of the most common problems that residents can expect is a stuck elevator as a result of a power outage. If you have a UPS or generator at home, make sure that your elevator gets on it as soon as the power is cut.
It also helps to equip your home elevator with a landline phone with a working connection. This way, anyone inside the elevator can get in touch with the right person for assistance.
Another important requirement for your home elevator should be a cable safety device that immediately gets to work on the rare occasion that the lift’s cable snaps.
During a power failure, if your elevator is not connected to a backup, you can also install a battery that will immediately lower the elevator car to the nearest floor and open the gates.
In the event of a malfunction, if the elevator car moves too far up or down towards the top and bottom respectfully, the motorized braking system will engage immediately to prevent any accidents.
Locked control panel
The ideal elevator comes with a sealed and locked control panel. It should come with a high-end security infrastructure that prevents any unauthorized person from making changes to the default settings. It also prevents unnecessary tampering from children as well.
Door lock sensor
Adding a door lock sensor to your residential elevator system ensures that the elevator car moves only if the doors are completely shut and locked.
Emergency stop switch
Simply put, pressing this button will stop the elevator car in its tracks. Passengers can then use the internal phone or alarm to indicate any crisis that they might be facing.
Slack chain brakes
This is a fall arrest mechanism that engages in case of an emergency. It stops the elevator to prevent any fall provided that the load in the elevator is within capacity.
Home elevators, though a norm these days, are still a considerable investment. However, with the right safety measures in place, it is also one of the best investments to make. At Nibav Vacuum Elevator, our elevators have passed the most stringent safety tests in Europe and are fitted to perfection with all of the safety measures we have discussed in this article. To know more about our range of residential elevators and services, please get in touch with us now.