Homes that come with personal elevators are truly a class apart. They make homes more accessible for everyone in the family and give the house a grand look and feel. However, families from around the world are still apprehensive about choosing personal elevators for homes because, in their minds, they still equate residential lifts with dingy, large and chunky elevators. The biggest challenge residents think they have is the maintenance of the elevators.


With modern elevators, especially from the right suppliers, you can rest assured that residential elevators do not require as much maintenance as older ones. In fact, the latest elevator models from Nibav Elevators require little to no maintenance. However, it is important to know a few of the best practices when it comes to maintaining home elevators.

Here are a few of them.

How to Maintain a Home Elevator



Maintain the weight limit

While this is self-explanatory, you would be surprised to know that most elevator repairers are caused due to weight overload. Therefore, respect the weight limit of the elevator, even if it means making multiple trips in it.


Give the elevator some space

Ensure that you do not place shelves, stands or any items within two feet of the elevator’s outermost structure. This way, you reduce the chance of the elevator getting damaged as a result of random objects falling on it.


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Keep the doors closed

With personal elevators, you might be tempted to leave the doors half-open or half-closed while in a hurry. However, this can greatly damage the mechanics of the lift and can also open it up for damage from children playing or any other mishap.


Check the door lock

In the small chance that the elevator locking system is not working in the car gate or the landing door, do not use it. This is a clear sign of a serious problem with the elevator and needs the immediate attention of a professional.


Unusual sounds

Irrespective of the age of your home elevator, the ride quality should remain seamless and efficient. If you observe an unusual sound coming off your residential elevator or if the ride seems bumpy, there could be an issue with the lubrication. This requires professional service and it is important to prevent any tension from adding on to the elevator.


Watch your step

One of the best fun elements for children who have access to personal elevators is to get off it before it comes to a stop. While it can be amusing, it will most certainly damage the internals of the home elevator. Therefore, make sure that they watch their heads while getting in and out of a moving elevator and ensure that children do not make a plaything out of it.


While these are some of the best practices for maintaining ideal elevator health, the most important thing you can do to ensure elevator safety is to adhere to a maintenance schedule with your supplier. At Nibav Home Elevators, our maintenance officers are proactive with our clients about elevator maintenance. We schedule periodic calls and visits to make sure that our clients not only get the best residential elevators but also the best maintenance service to go with them. To know more about our elevators and services, please get in touch with us now.


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