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The Cost of Not Having an Elevator Maintenance Plan
Although the cost of a commercial elevator maintenance plan might be intimidating, it’s one of the most practical investments you can make in your building.
With an Elevator Maintenance Plan
- Regularly maintained systems have much longer lifespans than those without service plans.
- Be aware of OEM maintenance contracts that use the words, Periodic, systematic or regularly scheduled visitations. ELEVATTITT’s visitations are clearly called out in our contracts.
- Elevattitt provides flexible elevator maintenance plans to fit your budget and requirements. We offer yearly, quarterly and monthly plans.
- The high costs associated with unexpected service and repairs is often controlled when you’re under a regular maintenance plan.
- Be aware of these words in any contract- (Periodic, systematic or regularly scheduled) This wording gives an unclear visitation schedule and in our opinion a license to steal. More likely than not there will be little to no actual maintenance being performed… Ask yourself, what am I paying for?
- ELEVATTITT’s contracts calls out the visitations clearly and our commitment is 100% visitations!
Without an Elevator Maintenance Plan
Generally elevators are on the last thing building owners think about – until something goes wrong. When that malfunction occurs, it can disrupt the entire flow of your buildings operations. Rather than spending a small amount every month, you could be facing the cost of replacing a motor, or even worse, the entire elevator.
Here are some of the expenses you can expect to incur on a more regular basis:
- Service calls: After 10 years of operation, our team at Elevattitt can prove the value of a regular maintenance program. We have seen many neglected elevators that would not be worth repairing. Therefore, the only option for the business owner is to replace the elevator. This is very costly.
- Code violation fines: State regulations mandate that all commercial elevators stay up to code and are safe for riders. Our maintenance plans at Elevattitt include ensuring your elevators are up to code. Some states have fines of up to $500 per day for commercial elevators that are not up to code.
- Full modernization: Think about an elevator like a vehicle. If you do not properly maintain the vehicle, eventually it will reach a point beyond being worth repair. In this case you would need to purchase a new modern vehicle. Same goes for elevators. A full elevator modernization can run anywhere between $150,000 and $1,000,000.
How Often Should I Maintain Our Elevators?
Owners should follow their elevator manuals and create a list of all components and items that require frequent inspection or maintenance. Elevattitt will help determine the components and parts that need to be included in an elevator maintenance plan or contract.
Elevators used to lift people and animals should be regularly inspected and maintained every 3-6 months. For elevators used to transport industrial cargo and inanimate objects, the lift must be inspected or maintained annually.
Maintenance should include checking all parts of the lift. Elevator components must be in line as per the building codes. Doors and gears should be checked for depreciation and corrosion, and all main drive system components should be checked for lubrication, corrosion and wear & tear.