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You are installing a large piece of machinery in your home when you purchase a Home Elevator. It’s important to grasp the fundamentals of keeping your home elevator safe and operating, just as it is with everything mechanical. Here, we’ll go over the fundamentals of home elevator safety and maintenance so you’ll be prepared to deal with any problems that may arise.

Safety Precautions

To ensure you avoid accidents when using or maintaining your home elevator, the safety precautions to be carried out are :

  • Make sure you know how much weight your elevator can handle so you don’t end up with a dangerous overload.
  • Keep all limbs and whatever you’re carrying at least 5 cm away from the cab gate and walls when riding the elevator.
  • When the elevator is not in use, close the landing doors.
  • If the vehicle gate or landing door locking mechanism is malfunctioning, do not use the elevator and do not attempt to bypass or tamper with the door locks.
  • To make the operation safer, don’t disable or remove door locks or other safety elements to suit your needs.
  • If you have a shaky trip or hear strange noises while the elevator is running, contact for support and assistance.
  • Wait until the elevator has come to a complete stop before attempting to depart.
  • Avoid tripping hazards such as ripped or frayed carpeting or flooring on the elevator landing area.
  • Always watch your step when leaving or entering the elevator
  • When the elevator is moving, don’t try to open the car gate.

Maintain a Journal / Log

Keep track of elevator problems. This will come in helpful if your elevator installation provider needs to make a maintenance call.

Conduct Routine Inspections

Make your own examinations of your home elevator for indication of issues. To avoid significant faults, it’s always important to discover them early. The following items should be on your checklist:

  • Check that all of the buttons are in good functioning order.
  • Check to see that the door opens and shuts correctly.
  • Look for damage indications like bent gates, raised flooring, or fractured glass.

Anything out of the ordinary or broken should be handled straight away.

Two Common Areas of Malfunction

If your elevator is not working, there are two typical areas that might cause issues:

  1. Doors: Obstructions can cause problems with the smooth working of a door. Elevators, in general, will not work if the door is not firmly closed. Always keep an eye out for anything that could get trapped in the elevator doors, both inner and outer. This is especially critical if you have pets or children who may leave or drop stuff through the entrance.
  2. Power: Your home’s components and movement are powered by a dedicated circuit breaker or fuse panel. It’s possible that the elevator isn’t working because of a power outage. Check your house’s general power to determine whether this is the problem. Check the dedicated fuse in your fuse panel to see if there is a problem if everything else in the house is working. Whether everything appears to be in order, check your elevator reset switch to see if power is restored. Last but not least, the emergency switch may not be in the “run” position. If this doesn’t work, you’ll have to call for assistance.