5 tips for saving money on elevator maintenance
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What happens when your elevator breaks down? You’re stranded, unable to go to your desired floor, and you have to wait for someone to come fix it. Not only is this a major inconvenience, but it can also be costly. Here are five tips to help you save money on elevator maintenance:
   1. Have a regular maintenance schedule
You need to be proactive about maintaining your elevator to avoid costly repairs. Develop a regular maintenance schedule and stick to it. This will help ensure that small problems are caught before they become big.

2. Use quality parts & check emergency equipment
When it is time to replace parts, use quality components. Cheap knock-offs might save you money upfront but may end up costing you more money in the long run. Additionally, check emergency equipment to be sure they are in working order. This way, you’ll be prepared in case something does go wrong.

3. Keep machine rooms & pits clean
How your machine rooms and pits are set up plays a significant role in how well your elevator functions. Keep these areas clean and tidy to avoid any potential problems. According to regulations, elevator-related equipment is the only thing that should be stored in these rooms. Keep in mind that not following such regulations may result in costly penalties.

4. Educate yourself on safety regulations
Stay up-to-date on all the latest safety regulations. This way, you can be sure that your elevator is in compliance and operating as safely as possible. With technology advancements, regulations are constantly changing, so staying informed is important.

5. Use a service schedule
Keep track of all the service visits made to your elevator. This way, you can be sure that nothing is missed and that all recommended procedures are being followed. Doing so can save you time and money in the long run.

By following these tips, you can help avoid costly repairs and keep your elevator running smoothly. And as you take care of your elevator maintenance, Insta Answer will take care of your customers. With our 24/7 virtual answering service, you can be sure that your customers will always be able to reach you, no matter what time of day it is. Contact us to see how we can help.

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Steve Samuels

A respected contact-service executive and thought-leader, Insta Answer CEO Steve Samuels has over 30 years experience in the industry. Steve posts his insights here on our blog weekly (and sometimes more.)

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