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HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR RESIDENTIAL ELEVATOR?

HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR RESIDENTIAL ELEVATOR?

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Residential elevators are a great investment. They can make it easier for disabled or aged people to move around your home. But just like any appliance, residential elevators also undergo wear and tear and system failures. Therefore, it is important to fulfil their maintenance requirements to keep the elevators in safe working order. Regular maintenance also saves you a lot of money on avoidable repairs.Schedule Elevator Inspections and Maintenance Maintenance should always be done by professionals. Therefore, make sure to schedule routine maintenance with an elevator repair company annually. This will help you keep your elevator in working order. Elevator repair and maintenance companies usually check issue likeElevator inspectionsFactory authorized repairsSafety testingRoutine maintenanceSome countries have laws regarding residential elevators’ inspection...

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ELEVATOR MODERNIZATION

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ELEVATOR MODERNIZATION

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Most of the elevators are manufactured to provide about 30-40 years of service (provided that hey undergo periodic inspections and maintenance as guided by the manufacturer). As the elevator ages, it’s equipment become difficult to find and replace, and it’s ride performance also deteriorates. In such a case, building owners are suggested to get a complete renovation of their elevator. Generally, modernization of elevators includes changing the controller equipment, i.e. parts of the elevator that control its movement between the floors. These parts include motors and hoist machines that are responsible for heavy lifting, buttons of the can and electrical wiring that control the destination floors, lights etc. Sometimes, even the door tracks of elevators are modified and replaced to keep them up-to-date. The electronics, panelling, and other style changes are also done to...

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HOW ELEVATORS CHANGED THE WORLD

HOW ELEVATORS CHANGED THE WORLD

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People who work in high-rise offices or live in tall apartments use elevators every day. However, very few probably think about how these machines came into existence and how they’ve influenced the modern day life and transformed the world. Elevators have made so many things possible for us that we take for granted.Before the widespread use of elevators, most buildings had maximum six to seven floors and people preferred living close to the ground. The wealthier people lived in the lower floors while the poor ones lived in the higher ones. But what we see today is completely the opposite. The most luxurious apartment buildings are over 50 floors high and where most of the people living belong to upper-middle or elite class.History of ElevatorsThe first elevator was manufactured by Greek mathematician Archimedes in 236 B.C. King Louis XV of France had a 1-floor elevator in...

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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ELEVATORS

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ELEVATORS

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We usually don’t think much about elevators in our daily life, but the fact that they’re an important part of our lives cannot be denied. Elevators have a huge impact on modern design and architecture, and they have played a major role in shaping the present world. It is due to this machine that we are able to move between multiple stories quickly regardless of weight. Elevators have changed the way we travel within buildings that we encounter in our daily life. Think about all the elevators you travel in every day as you go to work, malls, school, and vacations etc. And now think what would you do if elevators didn’t exist. Going from ground floor all the way up to the top floor, using stairs. Even the thought of it is a bit scary especially if you think of a building with over ten stories. But the good news is: you don’t have to worry at all because luckily the elevators are...

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Things to Consider Before Installing a Residential Elevator

Things to Consider Before Installing a Residential Elevator

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If you have any elderly or physically disabled person in your home, installing an elevator may be a perfect solution to the accessibility challenges they face every day. As the price of elevators has declined over time and their footprint has also decreased, it has become easier for homeowners to consider elevators a viable solution to increase accessibility in their house.However, there are a few things that need to be considered before your rule out other mobility solutions.Before we discuss the factor that should be considered before installing a residential elevator, let’s have a quick look at what these elevators can do for you.Benefits of installing a residential elevatorOne major benefit of these elevators, as discussed above, is that it helps increase accessibility for the elderly and physically challenged people. If they use wheelchairs to move around the...

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TYPES OF RESIDENTIAL ELEVATORS – HERE’S ALL WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TYPES OF RESIDENTIAL ELEVATORS – HERE’S ALL WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Residential elevators have become increasingly popular over time. More and more people are getting them installed in their home for their convenience and comfort. There was a time when home elevators were only installed before they were a need of disabled or elderly people, but over time people have realized that these elevators have many other benefits as well. Residential elevators have helped many people overcome barriers that make everyday activities a challenge. They have not only helped people retain their independence but also enhanced the gracefulness and of their home. Moreover, elevators are a great way to increase the value of your home and attract home buyers in case you want to resale it.As the prices and installation costs of residential elevators continue to decline, their popularity continues to increase. Today, home elevators are one of the most desired amenity for...

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Geared vs. Gearless Traction Elevators

Geared vs. Gearless Traction Elevators

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Traction elevators are one of the most commonly used types of elevators. They use a rope and pulley system to raise and lower the elevator cab. The weight of their cab is balanced by using a counterweight, which was first introduced in 1900. Nowadays, some elevators are using steel belts in place of steel ropes. These steel belts are flat and extremely light because of the high friction coating, and carbon fibre core. Also, these belts do not require oil or lubricant. All these qualities make traction elevators energy efficient and best suited for high-rise applications.There are three main types of traction elevators:Geared Traction ElevatorsGearless Traction ElevatorsMachine Room-Less Traction ElevatorsGeared Traction ElevatorsThese traction elevators have a gearbox which is attached to the electric motor and turns the hoist sheave and moves the rope. Geared...

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HYDRAULIC ELEVATORS – Background, Specs, Types, Pros & Cons

HYDRAULIC ELEVATORS – Background, Specs, Types, Pros & Cons

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Hydraulic elevators are one of the most popular multi-level structures in the world. They function to transport people and loads from one floor to another. These elevators have made transportation of equipment and people easier, and have allowed the disabled people to move between upper and lower floors.In today’s time, there are three type of elevators that are being used in buildings. These types are: Hydraulic elevators, traction elevators, and Machine Room-Less elevators. The hoisting system used to lift the elevator cabs usually use either wire/rope traction or hydraulic system. The hydraulic system basically works on Pascal’s law of incompressibility of fluid. This law emphasizes that the pressure applied on any point of the fluid gets transmitted throughout without diminishing. Hydraulic system uses this law for power generation and transmission.Background of...

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What You Need To Know About Wheelchair Lifts –Types, Safety & Cost

What You Need To Know About Wheelchair Lifts –Types, Safety & Cost

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A wheelchair lift is basically a platform which is operated with the help of a powerful motor. These lifts are used to transport occupied wheelchair from one floor to another. Wheelchair lifts can be installed in homes, offices, vans, or any commercial area where there is no elevator to take the wheelchairs to upper floors.Wheelchair lifts are commonly used to move between floors or to transport wheelchair from the parking lot to the car.  Note that a wheelchair lift is considerably different from stair lifts. It is because the stair lifts have a permanently-fixed seat which only transports the rider, not the wheelchair.We’ve listed down the most common types of wheelchair lifts that will help you improve your understanding regarding them:Vertical Wheelchair Lifts These lifts move up and down vertically and transport the person seated in the wheelchair. These lifts...

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The Technology behind Modern Elevators

The Technology behind Modern Elevators

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The technology behind today’s modern elevators has undergone many developments. It was in 1800s that the elevators were introduced to the world. These elevators, since then, are meeting the growing needs of high-rise buildings and people. Elevators have made movement across the building very and convenient by offering transportation between multiple floors efficiently and safely.While the primitive elevators used ropes and pulleys to function, modern elevators use much more advanced technology. These modern elevators are therefore capable of moving high weight objects and larger number of people as compared to primitive elevators. Considering their control systems and safety devices, elevators have come a long way over the years.How do these modern elevators exactly operate?The technology behind the functioning of elevators is quite complex. But if explained easily, as the...

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