14 Jun 6 Important Home Elevator Safety Tips
A home elevator is a great investment that can add value to your property and convenience to your life. But as with any large moving equipment, there is a certain level of risk, which can be overcome with a little bit of care and common sense.
Here are six important home elevator safety tips
- SAFETY BEGINS AT INSTALLATION
Ensuring the safety of your home elevator begins with choosing an experienced, specialist elevator company, like Easy Living Home Elevators, to do the prep work and installation. We will use only the best equipment and fittings and adhere to all safety codes for doors, floors and moving parts.
- COMMUNICATION IS ESSENTIAL
Make sure you have access to 24/7 support, but also make sure you have a phone installed in your home elevator so that you can call for help if you’re stranded without your mobile phone.
- WEIGHT MATTERS
It’s easy to conveniently “forget” about weight limits when you need to move a heavy chair upstairs, or get your whole family’s luggage downstairs en route to the airport, but doing so is a real safety hazard. Ignoring weight limits puts dangerous strain on cables and pulleys.
- EDUCATE YOUR CHILDREN
It’s essential to teach your children that your home elevator is not a toy and that they need to behave responsibly in and around it. Small children should always be accompanied by an adult. Teach your kids to respect doors and buttons, and lead by example, by never rushing into or out of your elevator, keeping clear of the doors and holding onto the handrail during the ride.
- NEVER USE YOUR ELEVATOR IF THERE’S A FIRE
There are a number of reasons for this, including the danger of the fire causing the elevator wiring to malfunction. It could also destroy your telephone line, leaving you unable to call for help if you get trapped inside.
- MAINTENANCE IS ESSENTIAL
A reputable home elevator company will create a maintenance plan for you and it’s vital to stick to it. Contact your home elevator maintenance and service provider and stop using your elevator immediately if:
– You hear squeaking, grating or any other unusual sounds
– The elevator floor stops above the building’s floor
If you’re considering installing a home elevator, you need to ensure that you adhere to all the safety and security features, because your family’s lives depend on it. By installing your residential lift and receiving after-sales support from Easy Living Home Elevators, you’re in safe hands. Contact us or visit your nearest showroom anytime for more information.