Preventative Maintenance & Elevator Life Cycle Planning
Elevator One Inc. approaches elevator maintenance by looking at the long term benefit of the client. To do so, one needs to focus on preventative maintenance which includes regular on-site visits on a monthly or quarterly basis depending on the type of elevator being serviced.
With a comprehensive preventative maintenance plan in place, delivered by a reputable company, most elevators can be in service for more than 25 years before requiring major modernizations.
There are a number of benefits to having regular on-site preventative maintenance:
- There is higher reliability of the elevators as issues can often be found proactively thus avoiding potential shut-downs.
- The service life of the elevator can be significantly extended by replacing or repairing parts before they cause wear on other components; good preventative maintenance can extend the life of elevator equipment by 10 years or more.
- From a financial perspective, owners are often able to avoid unplanned repairs due to improper maintenance.
- The chart above “Elevator Life Cycle Planning” illustrates the significant savings that can be realized if a high quality preventative maintenance program is adopted for your elevators.