Elements of a Commercial Elevator Modernization
With the passage of time, even deluxe elevator systems need upgrades and modernization for the sake of tenant and employee safety and satisfaction. While not every elevator modernization is the same, most upgrades include the following important elements.
Update Fire Safety Measures
For the sake of every person who gets on the elevator, it is vital that all fire safety components are up-to-date and compliant with current codes. This is one of the first things the contractor will address to keep everyone safe in case of a fire.
Upgrades for ADA Compliance
Every commercial elevator must meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The elevator company will complete a thorough evaluation of the system and make any necessary improvements to comply with the ADA requirements.
Modernize Mechanical Components
Obviously, this is another vital segment of the elevator modernization since mechanical parts wear out with time and use. The contractor will inspect cables, hydraulics, brakes, and power units, as well as evaluate door operators and call systems. The elevator company will replace worn or obsolete parts, lubricate components as necessary and install replacement systems where needed.
Protection Against Natural Disasters
With increasing awareness of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes, many commercial contractors are putting extra safety measures in place. This includes increasing elevator durability and stabilization to withstand unexpected natural events.
Renovation of the Elevator Cab and Doors
While attention to mechanical parts and safety codes provide the most important parts of the elevator modernization, this is also the perfect time to upgrade and renovate the interior to improve the riding experience for the passengers. Painting or decorating the cab and doors, installing new floors or carpets, and adding stylish touches, not only makes the elevator ride more enjoyable but also assures passengers they are using a modern, up-to-date device.
If you feel it is time to modernize the elevators in your commercial building, contact Puget Sound Elevator Company today. Call 425-800-8256 or email us today, our team of professionals will be happy to answer your questions.