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Ace Your Elevator Inspections!

By: D&D Elevator

Thumbs UpAs a building owner or manager, regular elevator inspections are a fact of life, designed to help you keep your equipment running reliably and above all safely. Allowing your elevators to fall into disrepair or an unsafe operating condition can be dangerous, disruptive, and extremely costly in terms of dollar expense, tenant satisfaction and the reputation of your property. In some cases it can subject you to code violations, fines and possible legal exposure. Avoiding this is not only good business but relatively simple to do.

What Do Elevator Inspectors Look For?

The purpose of regular inspections is to ensure that all components of your elevator system are working properly, and to bring about safe operation of those that are not. Let’s take a look at some of the things on which an elevator inspector will typically focus:

General Safety Check

The inspector will conduct an overview of all key parts oElevator Inspectionf your elevators, focusing on safety rather than esthetics. System components such as doors and control panels need not be visually perfect and will pass the inspection provided they are safe. Components found to be unsafe will cause an inspection failure.

Non-Operating Alarm Bell

Many times neglected/overlooked by building owners, a non-working alarm bell is cause for inspection failures

Phone Connection to Outside Monitoring Service

Perhaps the most common reason for inspection failure is not maintaining a constantly-operating outside phone line; this is vital to the safety and comfort of passengers during shutdowns, fires and other entrapment emergencies. Not only will this cause inspection failure, it leaves you open to possibly very serious problems if the phone is inoperable during an emergency.

Fire Testing Log

Speaking of fire, the inspector will check that your equipment’s fire testing log is completely current and will almost certainly issue a failure if it is not.

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The inspector will check that your elevator certificates are in the cab, or at least easily accessible on your premises.

Load or Pressure Test

Here you have the “mothers of all tests” during safety inspections: load tests on traction systems and pressure tests on hydraulic elevators. These are conducted to ensure that your elevators remain up-to-spec and capable of safely transporting the passengers or freight for which they were originally designed and approved. 

Talk To Us – We Will Help!

If you have had any issues arise during an inspection to cause failure, to avoid penalties you have only a limited amount of time to correct the issue and submit an Affirmation of Correction. D&D will assist you in this process and get you quickly into compliance.

But, regularly-scheduled maintenance is the best way to avoid such problems, keep your elevator up-time high and your expenses minimal. Our experts will keep your equipment up-to-par and you always prepared for safety inspections.

For help evaluating your elevator system and the best course of action going forward, call our friendly team at (914) 347-4344 or email Support@DDElevator.com

D&D Absorbs Solid State Elevator

By: D&D Elevator

New Merger D&D Elevator Maintenance Company has concluded arrangements to bring Solid State Elevator into its fold, a move designed to further expand its ability to serve its customers. Said Michael Bonardi, President of D&D Elevator: “We are delighted to merge Frank Mauro and the Solid State team into our existing D&D operation and continue to build on the success of our business.” D&D and Solid State are part of the American Elevator Group (AEG).

D&D Elevator: 40+ Years of Service and Growing

Michael Bonardi and Frank MauroEstablished in 1981 as an independent provider of elevator maintenance, repair, modernization and new installation services, D&D has continuously grown in size and scope as it developed an ever-expanding team of highly-trained technicians and service protocols. The current addition to its operations of the Solid State team represents the latest phase in that growth. Solid State, founded in 2002 by company president, Frank Mauro, has been offering a similar set of services from its Bronx-based facility, bringing an ideal addition to the newly-expanded D&D suite of services.

Mauro, who now is transitioning to the position of Vice President of Service Operations for the two businesses, acknowledged the opportunity, saying “I have known the D&D management team for many years, and their reputation for service quality is unsurpassed. With that experience and the resources of the American Elevator Group, we will build upon their legacy of excellent customer service, and technical expertise.”

American Elevator Group

The American Elevator Group (AEG) is a select collection of trusted, highly reputable elevator service companies. Their key focus is to deliver exceptional customer value while covering all industry specialties, from legacy maintenance and repair services to high-technology installations and modernizations.

Talk To Us – We Will Help!

For help evaluating your elevator system and the best course of action going forward, call our friendly team at (914) 347-4344 or email Support@DDElevator.com