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Extending the Service Life of Elevators

Posted on February 14, 2017 (Comments Closed)
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Safety requirements for elevators were first standardized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (or ASME) in 1921. A17.1, A17.7 and A18.1 code publications are currently the most important requirements dealing with elevators. It is therefore a must to hire technicians who are also experts in these safety standards.

Thus, A17.1 is a popular safety standard concerning not only elevators, but also escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walks and material lifts. The publication sets guidelines regarding the design, construction, and installation of elevators and other conveyances. It also provides details on their testing, operation, inspection, maintenance, and repair.

A17.7 on the other hand, refers to the construction, maintenance, and repair of escalators and their associated rooms and hoistways, when these are located in a building or adjacent to it. Finally, A18.1 is the safety standard for platform lifts and stairway chairlifts intended for the transportation of people with disabilities.

Whatever your elevator repair needs, it is important to hire licensed and experienced technicians who are able to respond as soon as possible, even that same day if need be. Critical situations occur sometimes and being able to count on trained emergency response teams is reassuring.

Aside from customer satisfaction, a proven track record of safety is also essential for all repairs undertaken. Moreover, an elevator company that works closely with several suppliers makes for a quick turnaround.

Typical Florida elevator repairs include replacing the hydraulic cylinder, power unit, main valve, elevator door and door equipment, and motor. Services can also handle upgrades for cosmetic purposes, fixes for hydraulic pressure leaks, as well as any repairs deemed necessary after an inspection.

How long do elevators last

Properly and regularly maintained elevators typically last 20 to 25 years, when they are up for modernization, just like the rest of the building. After this time, one can see an increasing need for service and repairs, but modernization may also occur sooner, within the first 10 to 15 years if the elevator is not properly maintained.

Maintaining or extending the lifespan of your elevator means you can modernize your building when it is more convenient to you instead of having to pay a lot of money out of necessity.

In order to postpone the end of your elevator’s cost effective life, make sure to purchase equipment from a major OEM. However, bear in mind that only a handful of elevator companies are able to service original manufacturer equipment, and as a result, they may decide to raise their monthly maintenance fees.

If electrical switchgear is expected to last 50+ years, other types of equipment are less durable. Thus, the cab interior should be refurbished after a maximum of 15 years, while the elevator call station should be replaced after the same period of time.

The cables, car operating panel, shaft doors, controller and dispatcher need replacing after about 20 years. Somewhat more durable are the hydraulic piston, hoist rails, machinery and electrical wiring that have to be replaced (or in the case of the piston, resleeved) after 25 to 30 years.

Concealed Carry And the Basics

Posted on August 6, 2016 (Comments Closed)
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More and more people consider applying for a concealed carry weapon permit, and the number of women who do so is on the rise. It is therefore little wonder that a host of holstering and jewelry designed specifically for these women has appeared. One of the most prominent examples is concealed carry purses that come […]

Important Herbs And Their Significance In Cure And Treatment

Posted on June 28, 2016 (Comments Closed)
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Herbs have proved to be beneficial in treating different body ailments and diseases effectively and efficiently. Herbal products are quite helpful in treating complex diseases in the most suitable and appropriate manner without causing any side effects to the body. Herbal supplements are made using most natural and productive herbs that are known for their […]

Bag Tags – A Perfect Gift For Any Sports Team

Posted on May 7, 2016 (Comments Closed)
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Bag tags are quite popular among the kids, due to their utility and attractive look. Various bag tags are available in the market, which represent different sports, thus you can easily purchase the one representing your favorite sport. There are various online stores which offer bag tags for sale. While purchasing the bag tags online […]

Methods To Control And Kill Rats In House

Posted on April 19, 2016 (Comments Closed)
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  Infestation of rodents is the last thing that you might imagine in your house. It is due to the fact that they make the surroundings unhealthy for living. They also cause damage to your belongings and can also tear up the insulation in ceilings and walls for their nesting. Moreover, rats also spread diseases […]

Great Uses Of Asian Quilts That Will Give Your Home A Beautiful Style

Posted on March 30, 2016 (Comments Closed)
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Every person wants his home to be one of a kind, warm and welcoming. There are different ways to accessorize your home and give it different styles. Quilts are a great way to make everything more intimate and cosy and there are many options you can choose from. Kantha quilts are traditional in Asia, mostly […]

How to Find A Washing Machine When You Have A Strict Budget

Posted on March 9, 2015 (Comments Closed)
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Appliances don’t last a lifetime, they can break down and you need to change them because it is time consuming and hard to do all this work on your own. One of the most important machines in our houses is the washing machine. It is an ordeal to do all the laundry by hand, so […]

Find The Perfect Style For Your Home And Make It More Comfortable

Posted on December 11, 2014 (Comments Closed)
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Furnishing your house requires more than just purchasing furniture. You still need to think about a specific style you would like to have applied in your home. There are a lot of different styles can go for, the truth is that it is up to you to choose the one will feel the most comfortable […]

Get The Best Quality Blinds For Your Home In No Time

Posted on October 30, 2014 (Comments Closed)
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Blinds and curtains are some of the most common objects you will be likely to encounter in almost any household, regardless of the culture or the region you are in. They allow you a certain sense of privacy, all the while they are blocking the Sun from intruding the room and possibly getting into your […]

Top Things You Should Know About Asian Bridal Makeup

Posted on September 29, 2014 (Comments Closed)
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Asian women are famous for being incredibly beautiful and highly made up on their wedding day. As opposed to the Western culture, weddings have a different meaning in the Asian one. It is not only about the union between a man and a woman, but about the union of two families, about the creation of […]