D&D Elevator on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12:00:00 am
With late Fall and Winter very soon upon us – bringing frigid temperatures and possible major storms – your elevators now require some focused extra attention. First and foremost, make sure that your motor room is properly heated, ideally to at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and any broken windows and other outside air leaks are repaired. While preventing the motor room from becoming unduly cold helps prevent solidifying of the system’s vital fluids and potential system failure, there are other possibly disruptive and costly problems that the coming season can create for your elevator systems, which proper maintenance can help to avoid.
Best practice is to keep your elevator door tracks clean and functional year-round – on both the car and hall sides – by establishing a regular maintenance program to help prevent costly downtime, needless emergency service and providing you peace of mind. But it is particularly important at this time of year, when clogging by pine needles from holiday trees, packed snow, ice, salt and all manner of dirt can severely aggravate the problem and create door-opening and closing issues.
Here’s what this type of maintenance typically entails:
Under more temperate weather conditions, winter storms can bring severe flooding with its own special, potentially dangerous problems. To best protect your elevators and passengers when such conditions are expected to or do occur:
Before the storm arrives
During potential flood conditions
Regular preventative maintenance can go a long way toward avoiding trouble while saving unnecessary expense and inconvenience. As always, D&D stands ready to assist with a maintenance program custom-designed for your building, and any seasonal difficulties you may encounter!
Call (914) 347-4344 to make arrangements or with any emergency service you require.
COMING IN DECEMBER…
“How to Avoid Violations & Their Consequences”
…AND A REMINDER: Category 1 tests must be performed and submitted to the NYC DOB by December 31st 2020