Why would you need to install an elevator in one of your buildings? Well, it could be as simple as it being required by code when a building is a certain height, but you might also install an elevator to help elderly people get upstairs or for businesses to be able to move heavy items upstairs easier.

Any elevator that is in one of your buildings should be safe and simple to use, no matter what its purpose is.

There needs to be regular inspections and tests of your elevator to comply with local legislation and to ensure that no crucial components are getting worn out. You can find out what the requirements are where you live by contacting the local Department of Buildings.

You should also be attentive to any complaints received from those using the elevator. While you might not be using the elevator much, those that do so daily get to know the normal operating sounds and behavior of the elevator, and they can let you know if something isn’t right.

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