Any building that has an elevator must ensure that the correct maintenance is carried out to ensure the seamless running and best performance of the elevator all year around.
The last thing anyone wants is to be stuck in a lift, so it is extremely important that all lifts are maintained to ensure peace of mind. Lift maintenance is going to be an important factor, to ensure that you are not faced with unnecessary breakdowns.
If your lift does break down you will want to ensure that you have access to the best technicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Lift service in offices and residential unit blocks are vital to the day to day lives of many, hence any downtime is not desirable. There is a lot of traffic in both residential and especially commercial blocks and lifts can be in use many hours of the day. If you have a building that is many stories high, and the lift is out of action, this can cause a real headache for many people.
Your chosen company will also have to deal with various Strata Managers and Body Corporate when it comes to work in Residential Unit blocks. This can be a tricky business and it is wise to select an organization who has experience and understands the ins and outs of these kinds of dealings.
Choosing your technician is an important factor and you need to ensure that the company has the correct qualifications, that they have been in business for a suitable amount of time. Another important factor to check into is that they also stock a comprehensive range of spare parts that cater for all types of lifts. There are a wide range of lift types, Otis, EPL, Whites, Boral, Schindler, Deve, Thyssen, Kone, Arnolds, McCredie’s, Express, Johns Perry, Johns Waygood, Eastern to just name a few. So if your lift needs a specific part, you will need a reputable company who holds a wide range of stock to limit the time waiting for ordering etc.
You will also need to check that the company you are using hold all the appropriate risk insurances including Public Liability and Workers Compensation. It would be a wise idea to ensure the company you are dealing with are members of the AEA (Australian Elevator Association), and this should give you instant peace of mind that you are dealing with professionals.