Choosing the right lift company is one of the single best ways for you to cut down on the expense, hassle, and stress of installing a lift. Given that an elevator is something your building will be using for a long time in the future, there’s no point in sparing any energy finding the right option from the very beginning.
In the following blog post, we’ll be walking you through the most important considerations to keep in mind as you set about finding the right elevator solutions company for you. Bear in mind that these are only suggestions — in the end, the decision is up to you.
However, if the firm you decide to go with ticks the below boxes, you can most likely expect excellent results both in the short-term (with the installation of the lift itself) and in the long-term, with continued support provided by the lift company. Here are the most important considerations to keep in mind as you get going on your search.
Reputation is an important factor in any decision involving any industry, but when it comes to installing elevators it takes on a whole other degree of significance. The reason being that because lifts are such a big investment, the last thing you want is to wind up with a subpar solution that’ll need to be replaced later on at even more expense — and the best way to ensure that doesn’t happen to you is to only go with a reputable lift company.
By prioritising reputation, you’ll be guaranteeing that you only work with a group that has proven time and time again that they produce quality work.
Since customer service is a big part of the lift industry, you’ll also be making sure that you end up with a firm who not only provide top-quality work, but also go the distance in terms of making sure its customers are supported throughout the lifetime of the lift solution they opt for.
2: Maintenance Capability
Another aspect that plays a part in choosing a lift company is the extent to which they can handle maintenance and repairs. Although it would be nice to never need maintenance or repairs on the elevator you’ve chosen, anybody who has experience installing them will tell you that a lift which never breaks down simply isn’t a practical reality.
If you choose to only work with a lift company that also offers maintenance services, you’ll be making the entire process that much more efficient, since you won’t need to go looking for a different organisation entirely to call when your elevator inevitably requires some upkeep or repairs.
This suggestion also ties in with the reputation point made above, since probably the single best way to judge an elevator company’s maintenance capabilities is by poking around and hearing what past customers have to say about their services.
There are several different main categories of lifts that a lift company will have experience installing. In addition to lifts that are suitable for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes, there’s also a category known as DDA lift solutions, which refers to providing elevators for use by people with limited mobility.
An elevator company that can handle all of the above will be able to provide real value on your project, given the large amount of experience it’ll have in installing lifts across the board. By prioritising versatility when you’re choosing a lift company, you can expect to solve your future lift problems in the present, since you’ll know that they can handle any project you have to give them.
4: Quality of Product
The quality of the lifts you buy is obviously important, and a good way to decide between elevator companies is to look at the value of what they offer in comparison to their competitors. The biggest range of elevators isn’t always the best; while it’s good to have a spread of different products for different purposes, the quality of each individual product is more important than the sheer size of the selection you have to choose from.
For example, here at Professional Elevator Solutions we’ve scoured Europe and Asia for the most premium lifts on the market, which is why we can promise our customers we’ll only ever provide them with the very best the industry has to offer.
It’s impossible to overstate the importance of a quality product, particularly when you consider the operational lifespan of the lift you wind up opting for.
While these four tips don’t comprise a comprehensive list of everything you need to think about when you choose a lift company for your next project, they’re a great place to start — and by sticking closely to the standards mentioned above, you won’t find yourself going too far wrong.