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6 Most Awkward Elevator Rides You Hope to Avoid

6 Most Awkward Elevator Rides You Hope to Avoid

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Whether you ride elevators several times a day, or just hop on board occasionally, nothing is worse than realizing a few floors in you’re with a less than desirable travel companion. Here are six of the most awkward elevator rides you hope to avoid.1 - Unpleasant Co-workers or NeighborsStepping into an elevator where people are clearly enjoying an inappropriate, “you had to be there” conversation can make you experience a high school peer pressure flashback that takes the wind out of your sails. Not only are these people having a good time, but they also make it seem it’s at your expense. Their loud laughs and voices shrink down to evil whispers and giggles that make it clear you’re not welcome. They act like you’re invisible yet still manage to insult you, clearly on purpose.2 - Boss Encounters of the Third KindMany people make an effort to avoid their boss...

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How Elevator Moderations Save You Money

How Elevator Moderations Save You Money

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Elevators play an important role in any building. Not only do they help transport people to their homes and offices, but they also contribute to the style and architecture of a building. If you are undergoing upgrades or renovations, you might decide to keep your elevators as is as a replacement might seem too costly.However, there is an alternative to straight up elevator replacement. Elevator modernization is an affordable solution that allows you to make a number of improvements to greatly improve both form and function. Here’s how elevator moderations save you money and why it’s an excellent elevator replacement solution.What is Elevator Modernization?Elevator modernization can address a long list of elevator improvements including:Safety ImprovementsLocal code complianceImproved rider experience to increase traffic flowAesthetic upgrades to match building...

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Freight or Service Elevator: What’s Right for You?

Freight or Service Elevator: What’s Right for You?

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Many organizations and facilities automatically plan to install a service elevator without giving full thought to their actual needs. While a service elevator provides a functional option without much concern about the aesthetics, it might not be up to the challenge when it comes to the weight you need to transport.More organizations are finding the freight elevator is better for their needs, a surprising new choice when it comes to elevator trends. Here we look at the difference between the two, and why the freight elevator is making new strides in the elevator installation industry.What is Driving the Freight Elevator Industry?First, let’s look at why the demand for freight elevators is on the rise. According to a recent industry study, there are several factors including:Upsurge in demand for hospitalsMore use in warehousesIncreased use in the construction...

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THINGS TO INCLUDE IN ELEVATOR MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

THINGS TO INCLUDE IN ELEVATOR MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

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When it comes to evaluating an elevator maintenance plan, people usually have a general idea in mind of what needs to be included in it. However, since these machines are very complicated, there are high chances that you may skip certain things in the research phase. In case something important is missed out, the elevator owner can get stuck into a long-term contract with an incompetent and undependable service providerHaving vast knowledge and experience in the elevator industry, we are here to solve such problems for you. In this article, we have listed down everything you need to include in your elevator maintenance checklist along with some additional information that will help you understand the procedure better.  Once you go through this article, you’ll get to know how you should evaluate different elevator maintenance plans offered by elevator service...

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Keep It Covid Clean – How to Sanitize an Elevator

Keep It Covid Clean – How to Sanitize an Elevator

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Elevators are pretty much COVID-19’s best friend. They bring a bunch of people together in a little box for a short trip that could have long-lasting consequences.If somebody coughs or sneezes during the trip, little COVID hooligans are practically dancing a jig. Even if they don’t get somebody already in the elevator, they can live for between 3 and 7 days on stainless steel. They’ve got time to wait for the next unsuspecting victim to enter the space.But not if you know how to properly sanitize an elevator and keep it COVID clean! Let’s look at how to do it.Elevator ButtonsObviously, one of the biggest concerns is the elevator buttons. This is a high-traffic surface, leading the way to spreading the virus. All a rider has to do is touch a contaminated button and then touch their face and the virus has a way to make its unwelcome entrance.Thus, the buttons...

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Tips For Cleaning Elevators in the Coronavirus Era

Tips For Cleaning Elevators in the Coronavirus Era

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The coronavirus has turned the world upside down. With the unseen threats of the virus hiding around every corner, something as simple as getting into an elevator has turned into a dangerous undertaking.As a small metal box, it could be a perfect hangout for coronavirus germs. The virus is thought to last between 3 to 7 days on stainless steel surfaces. It’s not yet well understood how viable the virus can be (i.e. it may not be potent enough to infect you even if you come into direct contact) but it’s still a risk. Plus, there’s always the possibility that someone left the virus inside the elevator a few minutes before you entered.To that end, keeping elevators clean is more important than ever, especially in high-traffic places or where the population is more vulnerable or more likely to have been exposed. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when cleaning your...

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Here it Comes; There it Goes

Here it Comes; There it Goes

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In today’s modern homes, residences have grown up as opposed to growing out.  Having multiple floors give families space to do whatever they like without feeling on top of each other.  However, there can be a drawback.  Running items up and down the stairs be frustrating.  Where is the office in comparison to the kitchen? Where is the laundry room in comparison to the bedrooms? Is the kitchen a couple floors up from the garage?  In all these scenarios, wouldn’t a dumbwaiter be a time-saving and energy-saving investment?  If anyone in the home has mobility challenges or has difficulty carrying multiple objects, installing a dumbwaiter just might be the perfect solution. Types of DumbwaitersManual dumbwaiters aren’t exactly extinct, but they could be considered for the endangered species.  When they were a new innovation, it made...

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What’s My Ride? – Residential Elevators

What’s My Ride? – Residential Elevators

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It becomes an issue to stay in your own home when mobility becomes more of a struggle on a day to day basis. But, we are fortunate that there are safe options available to us in the market place. What to choose?   There are specific components to consider when deciding what mobility option may be best for your situation. What is the mobility of the user? What is the residence like in size, in age, and in what kind of zone? Don't forget, any professionals would be more than happy to discuss the options available.  The team at Ascension Elevators would be happy to demonstrate what options are out in the marketplace.StairliftA stairlift, or chairlift, is a little unit that attaches to stairs already in a home,  The motorized chair lifts a person upstairs or down while the person remains sitting on the attached chair.  The Stairlift is the most affordable...

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Is a Home Elevator Right for You?

Is a Home Elevator Right for You?

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A residential elevator can improve ahomeowner’s quality of life and ease the demands of their lifestyle. Over time,the footprint for a home elevator has decreased.  The technology has improved enough that theoverall cost has decreased.  That givesmore homeowners the realistic option of installing an elevator or including onein the design of their new home. One of the most compelling reasons forchoosing to include an elevator in the home is that it increases the value ofthe residence.  If you choose to sell,homebuyers tend to gravitate to houses that have an elevator alreadyinstalled.  Their reasons could vary.  Perhaps they are looking at theconvenience.  Or they could be lookingtoward the future and planning ahead to “Age in Place”.    Installing a home elevator supports “Ageingin Place”.   This...

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So, You Want to Get an Elevator …

So, You Want to Get an Elevator …

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Homeelevators are becoming more popular in the last few decades.  Historically, a residential elevator was onlyfound in the upscale homes of the wealthy However, this is no longer the case.Of course, for those who have mobility issues or use a wheelchair having a homeelevator gives access to all floors of their home.  However, more homeowners are consideringinstalling elevators, especially when building multi-story dwellings. Homeelevators have become more mainstream.  Regardlessof the reason, one of the first questions, when a client is looking at a homeelevator is, “how much will it cost?” It’s not easy to give an outright answerto that question. There are so many aspects to consider, and each has an impacton the overall cost of the unit. Every residential elevator is customized tomeet the requirements of the home and the client. ...

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