By: D&D Elevator
For property owners and managers, life today brings the major challenge of maneuvering through a pandemic, the uncertainties of the current rapidly-evolving real estate landscape, and the intricate maze of tenant relations. Across the commercial real estate landscape, tenants are actively considering their future strategies: whether to stay put where and as they are, downsize by converting to a full or hybrid remote work model, or relocate entirely to another building. In this environment, one of the surest ways to retain and attract tenants is to operate a building that is known for adhering to the highest standards of safety and caring for its occupants and visitors.
A prime component of this is the safety of the elevators, both for passengers, and for the technicians who service the systems. To support our customers, D&D has prepared a comprehensive Safety Guide for Building Managers, addressing the following key topics:
The Guide outlines various practical steps that property managers can take to create the safest possible environment for all those moving around the facility. It also addresses various commonly-asked questions, including whether elevators are hot spots for Covid-19 transmission and the relative dangers of various surfaces.
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By: D&D Elevator
For property owners and managers, it is vital to avoid elevator-related violations and to resolve them as soon as possible if and when they occur. The consequences of unresolved violations can be severe, including costly penalties, disruptive shut-downs and possible legal liabilities. It is equally vital to check whether there are any “violation skeletons in the closet” – old violations that may have been forgotten or ignored, certain to resurface and haunt later – which do not “go away” and must be addressed. To stay on top of this, it is important to be aware of the various issues and requirements surrounding violations, one’s own responsibilities, and what actions are best to be taken.
A top priority is to proactively review one’s inspection paperwork, and, while this is the building owner’s/manager’s responsibility, today’s demanding life can easily cause this to be overlooked and lead to problems. Best practice, therefore, is to establish a program of inspections to stay on top of the issue.
Call (914) 347-4344 to discuss how D&D can help bring you peace of mind by keeping your property free of violations, fines, legal jeopardy and disruption!
By: D&D Elevator
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.