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Replace the elevator when you experience warning signs
Elevators involve the investment of huge cash outlay and it is a durable solution for convenient moving between floors. Though the elevators tend to last a lifetime it still depends on the number of people loaded every day, frequency of its use, maintenance and so on. However, a well maintained elevator does provide better life expectancy. When you invest in elevator you must consider the feature and expected usage levels. This will help in getting the apt elevator for your building. If the traffic in your building is very high then the usage frequency will be higher and so you may need a sturdy model that can withstand the rough and daily wear and tear. Maintenance must be done on a regular basis to ensure that the elevator is working in good condition. If not you may have to shell out some money on frequent repair work which can cost you a fortune. Getting the assistance of a maintenance contract is a wiser way to ensure that the elevator is inspected, cleaned and maintained as required on regular intervals. When you witness the following signs then take immediate action to correct the same. Also, if frequently these signs are experienced then it is time to think of replacing the elevator for safety reasons. Slow down In case you experience a sudden change in the speed of the elevator then you must consider replacing the same. This can happen in building which houses several offices and so there can be frequent usage of the elevator by the office goers. At times too many people pile into the elevator beyond its loading capacity which can be dangerous. It also puts more pressure on it thereby leading to early wear and tear of its spare parts. Some parts may get so worn out that repair is completely out of question. So, you may have to replace the entire elevator. Mis-leveling This is a major signal for replacement of the elevator. The elevator frequently misses its position and stops at a few inches above or below the expected floor. The passengers in the lift may not be aware of it and may fall or trip off which may be deadly. If frequent mis-leveling is experienced then you must consider the investment of new elevator. The major reason for mis-leveling is due to the brakes being worn out. Though the brakes do have a good durability, it again relies on the load the lift carries on a daily basis. So,if the elevator is placed on building that has more passengers then it can get easily worn out. Completely worn out brakes can cause major mishap in the elevator. Frequent shut downs Break down can be a normal feature if it happens once in month or so. But, if you experience frequent shut down then it is a sign for replacement. The elevator shut down may require you to contact the service personnel who may suggest some repair work. Then again after few days it breaks down and you may again have to spill some money for repair. Such frequent repairs may eat up your elevator maintenance budget causing you heavy loss. Replacement is a cost effective solution to put an end to these frequent breakdown and related repair expenses. Besides, if you experience other malfunction like doors not opening, door sensor not working and many more are major issues which must not be taken lightly. Talk to the service personnel and analyse the condition of the current elevator and invest wisely in a new one if the expected life of the elevator is already done with.