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When Should a Business's Elevators Be Updated?

Last updated 6 years ago

Much like an automobile, the performance of an elevator will decline over time and lack efficiency. A new elevator for your building will allow better accessibility for your employees and clients while saving you money over time. The money you save in frequent repair costs will make the initial cost of the upgrade well worth the investment.

Here are some of the signs that you should consider an update for your building’s elevator:

  • Non-compliance with ADA regulations: The American Disabilities Act lays out guidelines for buildings to follow so that any individual can access your building. Any building over three stories must have a cab large enough for a wheelchair to move 360 degrees with easily reachable illuminated buttons that have braille plates. Equipping your building with an elevator fit to these standards will not only give you ADA approval, but will also boost your business because more people can access it.
  • Slow-moving cars: If it takes longer to take the elevator than the stairs, then your elevator is likely in need of improvement. Modern lift systems are designed to move quickly, smoothly, and quietly for optimum passenger comfort.
  • High-energy use: An aging elevator can consume a large amount of energy and drive your utility costs up. Through time, elevators have been designed with efficiency in mind, so they use less electricity and produce less heat that will need to be regulated by your building’s cooling system.
  • Frequent breakdowns: An out-of-order elevator is simply not going to do any good for your building and repeated repair costs will add up quickly. With a new elevator installed by an experienced team, you can ensure that your building will have consistent accessibility.

To see some commercial elevator options, contact All-Ways Accessible. Located in Concord, NH, we can update your building to give you a safe, efficient, and comfortable elevator. Visit us online or call (800) 684-0270 for more information.


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