the ultimate elevator maintenance checklist
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A lot of elevator companies have maintenance protocols down to a science, and while it’s great to have a consistent method to ensure that nothing is forgotten, there is a downside. If your elevator company is too set in its ways, you’re probably not taking much time to consider how things could improve or what you may be leaving out.

To help you make sure nothing is overlooked, we’ve compiled a basic elevator maintenance checklist – a perfect place to start when compiling or improving your maintenance protocols.

Outside the Elevator Car:

  • Inspect clearances and door panels
  • Test Phase One firefighter service
  • Inspect and replace lights
  • Ensure that the door opens and closes smoothly
  • Test door restrictor system

Inside the Elevator Car:

  • Assess for surface damages
  • Inspect and replace indicator lights
  • Check leveling accuracy
  • Ensure that the door opens and closes smoothly
  • Test door restrictor system

Machine Room:

  • Test stop switches and inspection stations
  • Inspect elevator components (leveling devices, rails, rollers, etc.)
  • Clean debris from elevator car
  • Inspect cables for damage or wear
  • Inspect hoistway

Elevator Pit:

  • Clean pit
  • Check for leaks or flood damage
  • Clean and test sump pump
  • Inspect elevator components (rollers, rails, switches, safeties, etc.)
  • Inspect spring buffers for damage, wear, secure attachment, and alignment
  • Test stop switches, GFI outlets, and lights
  • Inspect cables for damage and wear.

Once you have a handle on these basics, go ahead and add any additional checks your company deems necessary, of course. You can never be too thorough when it comes to elevator maintenance and safety. And while your technicians are all busy out in the field, rely on Insta Answer to handle all your elevator dispatching and customer service calls 24//7/365. Give us a call today!

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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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