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Home Elevator Installations for People with Disabilities/Mobility Issues in Alberta

Home Elevator Installations for People with Disabilities/Mobility Issues in Alberta

Posted By Alberta_Elevators

We are a home elevator sales, installation, and service company, located in both Calgary and Edmonton.  In this blog article, we explore elevator installations for Albertans with mobility issues. A home elevator can help you gain more independence within your own home, and that’s always an essential factor for people with disabilities and mobility issues. By designing your house around the needs of everyone in your family, including those who are disabled or elderly, you'll be able to stay comfortable and safe at home longer. A home elevator can make all the difference for many homeowners with disabilities or other physical limitations. At first glance, it might look like an expensive luxury for people who don't need it. But, installing a home elevator is actually one of the most affordable ways to give you (and your family) complete independence at home. This post...

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Home Elevators – Facts and Fiction

Home Elevators – Facts and Fiction

Posted By Alberta_Elevators

Common questions about home elevators   According to Alberta Government statistics, in 2015 (the most recent update) there were 188,250 people with a mobility labeled disability living in the province.   The City of Calgary states that 44,050 people have a disability issue, 42,750 have a flexibility issue, and 19,250 people have a dexterity based disability.  Edmonton's population is likely to have similar stats. Whether you live in Calgary or Edmonton, the addition of a residential elevator can improve family member mobility, increase resale value of your home, and enhance the interior of your home. You might want to install your own home elevator after learning about their practical and aesthetic benefits. It is important to educate yourself on the price, safety, and structural aspects of a home elevator before investing. Concerns over the safety, reliability, and...

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The Rising Market of Hydraulic Elevators

The Rising Market of Hydraulic Elevators

Posted By Alberta_Elevators

According to the most recent hydraulic elevators market research, the hydraulic elevator market should see neutral growth in the short term thanks to the negative impact of Covid on the economy. However, what will start to drive growth in the market is the demand for lower maintenance costs and improved safety. One thing Ascension Elevators prides itself in, is safety for all of our customers across Alberta. Our Calgary and Edmonton elevator service hubs have some of the best safety records in the industry. Safety of Hydraulic Elevators Hydraulic elevators are the vertical transportation of choice for residential buildings because of their safety and low maintenance costs. Using a system where the car is not suspended in the air like traction elevators, people feel more comfortable in hydraulic elevators. The hydraulic system is safely sustained by a hoist mounted on the...

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How Scooter Lift Installation Helps in Mobility

How Scooter Lift Installation Helps in Mobility

Posted By Alberta_Elevators

If you have experienced mobility issues and finally have a scooter, your newfound freedom can be exhilarating. However, if you own your home, you might find you are still faced with accessibility challenges. An excellent solution is to consider installing a scooter lift in your home to assist with mobility. Finding reputable lift companies to offer advice is a good first step. Here’s how scooter lift installation helps. Exterior Access If your home has steps to the door, you still have to contend with getting out of your scooter, and then finding a way to get the scooter into your home. For some, this means not being able to leave their homes with their scooters, or not being able to use their scooters inside the home. You shouldn’t have to decide where you can use your scooter. With a scooter lift, you can easily get in and out of your home, so you make the most of...

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Your Complete Guide To Elevator Disinfecting

Your Complete Guide To Elevator Disinfecting

Posted By Alberta_Elevators

An important part of home elevator maintenance is disinfecting. Elevators are notorious for spreading germs. The more frequently your home elevator is used, the more germs that can be found on its surfaces. Here we provide your complete guide to elevator disinfecting to reduce the risk of spreading illness.  Disinfecting Wall Panels, Doors, and Handrails Start by first cleaning your elevator surfaces using your preferred cleaning solution, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Be careful when going over the panel where the electrical components are contained. These areas are safest to clean using the tips provided below. The walls, doors and handrails require a material appropriate cleaner that won’t cause damage. For example, stainless steel requires a special cleaner that won’t leave unsightly smudges or stains. Once your walls are clear of dirt and grime,...

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Why Hydraulic Elevators Might Be The Better Choice For Buildings

Why Hydraulic Elevators Might Be The Better Choice For Buildings

Posted By Alberta_Elevators

Elevators have changed the landscape of our cities and towns. They allowed builders to erect buildings higher and higher impacting the space available for both commercial and residential use. However, as buildings became higher and could accommodate more people, elevator travel became a little more challenging. In many office towers workers found that highway traffic was not the only jams they had to contend with when trying to get to work. Lines for elevators also became problematic. However, elevators for industrial use also became more popular. This posed both efficiency and safety issues for commercial use. This led to the need for improved technology to make elevators more efficient. Hydraulic elevators are one of the improvements that help keep elevators efficient for both human and freight transportation. Here’s why they might be the better choice for some...

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How to Educate Yourself About Elevator Maintenance

How to Educate Yourself About Elevator Maintenance

Posted By Alberta_Elevators

Understanding home elevator maintenance basics can be very helpful when seeking an elevator maintenance provider. Since elevator maintenance contracts are complex, these tips can help educate yourself on the basics of elevator maintenance. Why You Need a Maintenance Plan Elevator maintenance plans ensure:   All maintenance performed will ensure the elevator operates in accordance with applicable codes Repairs and maintenance conducted ensures the elevator will pass required local inspections Maintenance inspections will ensure passengers are safe Service is designed to reduce and/or avoid costly repairs With the right plan in place, you can feel confident your elevators operate at optimum performance. Two Types of Maintenance There are generally two types of elevator maintenance contracts: 1. Full Maintenance: This provides...

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How to Keep Your Home Elevator Safe and Operational

How to Keep Your Home Elevator Safe and Operational

Posted By Alberta_Elevators

When you invest in a home elevator, you are installing a major piece of machinery in your house. As with anything mechanical, it’s important to understand the basics that keep your home elevator safe and operational. Here we review the basics of home elevator safety and maintenance so you are ready to solve issues should they arise. Safety First Let’s start with safety, as you want to ensure you avoid accidents when using or maintaining your home elevator: Make sure you know your elevator’s weight limit, so you avoid dangerous overloads When riding the elevator keep all limbs and anything you are carrying with you at least 5 CMs from the cab gate and walls Keep the landing doors closed when the elevator is not in use If you are encountering issues with the car gate or landing door locking system don’t use the elevator and don’t try to bypass or...

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The Elevator Innovation Trends That Will Shake Up 2021

The Elevator Innovation Trends That Will Shake Up 2021

Posted By Alberta_Elevators

No doubt the pandemic of 2020 has called for adaptations to accommodate a germ obsessed world. The elevator industry is providing innovations that will help meet expectations imposed by the pandemic. Here are the elevator innovation trends that will shake up 2021 – in a good way. Rising To Meet Traffic Demand Now that people have become accustomed to travelling in less tight quarters, transporting people to and from the floors of a high rise face new challenges. However, with the arrival of multi and TWIN elevator systems, the use of more than one car in a shaft will allow buildings to move people from floor to floor more efficiently. The TWIN is more common in Europe but will continue to see growth in North America. By accommodating two cars in one shaft, and using devices to monitor the distance between the cars, they can travel independently without risk of...

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How To Overcome The Challenges Facing The Elevator Industry

How To Overcome The Challenges Facing The Elevator Industry

Posted By Alberta_Elevators

There isn’t a single industry not affected by technology. Improvements to efficiencies, safety, user enjoyment and even cost savings are just some of the benefits technology provides. However, as demand for technology rises, so too can the costs to keep up with industry changes. Therefore, it’s important to understand the pain points of your industry so you can determine if technology can help you resolve them, or if it is in fact causing them. Here we look at the main challenges facing the elevator industry and how technology is helping overcome them.  Compliance Checks With technology comes noticeable improvements that affect safety. This places pressure on building managers to find ways and means to introduce new technology that can help them remain compliant with these safety and code changes. Legislations differ from location to location, adding to the complexity....

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