How to Maintain Your Elevator

Elevators have played an important part in how buildings work ever since they were invented, but in recent years they’ve become more crucial than ever. With buildings trending ever taller across the residential, industrial, and commercial sectors, elevators serve as the lifeline for transporting users up and down.

A large elevator halfway through its route

Even though having a lift is mandatory for any and all skyscrapers these days, it’s not enough to just install an elevator and forget about it. Any equipment somebody purchases requires a degree of maintenance, and an elevator is no different. Not only does it work wonders for the health and consistency of the elevator itself, it’s also an essential service you can provide to the people using your elevator.When safety is involved, you simply can’t run the risk of being relaxed, and keeping your elevator maintenance consistent will go a long way towards helping your lift’s users to feel safe, secure, and confident when they’re using it.

Read on to discover some of our top tips for ensuring that your elevator performance is top-notch.

Choosing the Right Lift in the First Place

Lifts aren’t a one-size-fits-all proposition. As it happens, choosing the wrong kind of lift for your situation could have less than ideal consequences, particularly when it comes to maintaining the lift. The reason for this is that an elevator in a skyscraper needs to have a different set of traits than an elevator in a two-floor private residence.

Owing to the vast disparities in how different lifts function, you need to ensure that your lift suits your purposes. Not only will this help you down the line with regards to regular scheduled upkeep, it’ll also reduce the risk of people using the lift incorrectly, which could lead to increased wear and tear over time.

Hiring a lift consultant at the outset of your project could well make all the difference when it comes to making sure your lift is the ideal lift for your situation. Lift consultants can majorly useful in streamlining factors like nailing the correct carrying capacity of the elevator that needs to be installed, and figuring out whether or not there are any necessary upgrades that should be included in the package. Having all these factors taken care of will take the guesswork out of installing your elevator.

Employing a Competent Company for Regular and Preventive Maintenance

Lift servicing requires a high degree of professionalism. This means that top-notch services for lift maintenance can only be provided by credible, well-trained technicians in the elevator industry. Investing in the services of a professional elevator solutions company will cut out a lot of the risk you run in having an elevator installed, for both regular and preventive maintenance.

It’s a small distinction, but it makes sense to understand what each kind of maintenance actually means. Regular maintenance will generally proceed according to a set schedule, since there’s a certain amount of wear and tear that can be predicted ahead of time and accounted for accordingly.

Just like anything else in your building or business, elevators need to be continuously kept up to date, particularly because the safety of your users themselves is at stake.

Preventive maintenance, on the other hand, is a way to get your elevator running at peak performance levels without needing to wait around for something to go wrong. It can take place outside the timeframe of scheduled maintenance, and typically involves checking the way the equipment in the lift is working even though you have no reason to think it’s not working.

A few examples of the kind of preventive maintenance that can be carried out on an elevator include:

  • Checking all the mechanisms are sufficiently lubricated
  • Ensuring the equipment is all operating as it’s supposed to be
  • Fine-tuning settings that will help the elevator to run the way it’s supposed to

Adhering to the Relevant Compliance Specifications

Every country has its own set of rules and regulations that govern the way work is carried out, and Australia is no different. There’s a set of standard by-laws that must be followed for every industry, and since many of them use elevators you’ll need to make sure all of your ducks are in a row, no matter what kind of work it is you do.

Making sure you’re complying with all of the pertinent laws and rules is a vital aspect of elevator maintenance. Without the sense of security that comes from knowing you’re following the law to the letter, there’s not much point in carrying out any kind of technical maintenance on your elevator.

An interior shot of elevator buttons

The ideal elevator solution partner will be able to tell you exactly which regulatory documents govern their behaviour, in addition to being able to show you exactly how they’re complying with those demands.

All of the above are crucial when it comes to ensuring that your elevator is maintained as well as possible. Because elevators by nature involve the safety of their users, there really can be no stone left unturned in guaranteeing that everything is running as smoothly as possible.

While hiring a great lift consultant is the best way to see to it that you’ve got a model that suits your needs in the first place, the company you decide to partner with needs to be able to commit to the maintenance requirements as well — not to mention compliance with the pertinent regulations.


Here at Professional Elevator Solutions, we take great pride in providing our loyal customers with industry-leading lift solutions. We only work with the most established brands in the industry, in order to take guesswork out of the equation for our clients. By scouring Asia and Europe for the very best lifts and elevators in the world, we can guarantee a world-class range of solutions for any purpose, be that residential, commercial, or industrial environments, as well as in cases where limited mobility needs to be accounted for.

We’ve been serving residents of the Greater Melbourne, Brisbane, and Gold Coast regions for more than eleven years, and we’re still going strong. Reach out to us today to talk about your next big idea, or take advantage of a 100% free quote for your next project — all we need are the architectural drawings or lift specifications to get back to you with our best offer.

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