A home elevator is always an excellent investment that adds value to your property as well as convenience and grandeur to your life.
However as with any large moving equipment, there is consistently a certain level of risk, which can be overcome with a little bit of logic and practicality.
Here are six important home elevator safety tips –
- SAFETY RIGHT FROM INSTALLATION
Ensuring the safety of your home elevator begins with choosing an experienced, specialist elevator company, like Cibes.
Cibes uses only the best equipment and fittings that adhere to all the safety codes.
- COMMUNICATION IS ALWAYS THE KEY
Make sure you have access to 24/7 customer care support, but along with that also make sure you have a phone installed in your home elevator so that you can call for help in case you are stranded in the elevator without your mobile phone.
- WEIGHT MATTERS
It is extremely easy to conveniently forget about weight limits when you need to move a heavy chair upstairs, or get your whole family’s luggage downstairs, but doing all of the above can be a serious safety hazard. Ignoring weight limits puts dangerous strain on cables and pulleys.
- EDUCATE THE MINORS
It is essential to teach your children that your home elevator is not some sort of a game and that they need to behave responsibly in and around it. Small children should always and always be accompanied by an adult. Teach your kids to respect doors and buttons, and lead by example, by never rushing into the elevator or out of your elevator. Also advise them to keep clear of the doors and warn them against holding onto the handrail during the ride.
- NEVER USE YOUR ELEVATOR IF THERE IS A FIRE
At no time would you use or encourage others to use the elevator in case there is a fire. There are several reasons for this, including the danger of the fire causing the elevator wiring to malfunction of course. It could also destroy your telephone line, leaving you unable and helpless to call for help if you get trapped inside.
- MAINTENANCE IS INDISPENSABLE
A prominent home elevator company or brand will always create a maintenance plan exclusively for you and it is extremely crucial to stick to it. Contact your home elevator maintenance and service provider and stop using your elevator immediately in case:
- You hear a squeaking, grating or any other unusual sounds
- The elevator stops above the building’s floor
If you are considering installing a home elevator, you need to ensure that you adhere to all the European safety standards for home lift to avoid misfortunes.
Contact us for more information and let us help you to find how safe is your lift!