Nearly 7 years ago we published a blog entitled: “Elevator Maintenance Contracts 101” which was well received. While much of the information and advice remains the same, we have seen a number of recent trends that we feel elevator owners would appreciate hearing about, and we have therefore published this updated blog. Recently we were […]
Quality Costs Money
By Rolly Mechler, Sales & Marketing Manager A colleague recently sent through the above Mona Lisa cartoon. While it made me laugh, it also caused me to exclaim: “preach it”! I have been involved in professional business-to-business (B2B) sales for over 30 years now (yup, I’m getting old) and I would have been tempted to […]
Avoid Chargeable Calls – Clean those Door Tracks!
By Rolly Mechler, Sales & Marketing Manager at Elevator One Elevator owners recognize that chargeable service calls can be very costly. As summer winds down and we move into the fall, with winter not far behind (sorry to bring it up), we find that one particular service call increases significantly – shutdowns due to door […]
How Does Elevator One Compare to Other Elevator Repair Companies?
Elevator One A Typical Elevator Company Elevator One’s clients have the lowest level of unscheduled repairs of any other elevator repair company in Ontario (less than 1 repair per elevator per year) Breakdowns happen when you least expect it and the company is slow to respond (5 – 10 repairs per elevator per year) Highly […]
Why am I being asked to pay for 5 year elevator testing?
Five year tests have long been a requirement Some five year elevator testing has long been a requirement of the B-44 Safety Code for traction elevators. These reasonably straightforward tests were intended to ensure that basic safety features of a few specific components such as buffers and governors were working. These tests were traditionally included […]
Elevator Maintenance Contracts 101
There are many parts of elevator service contacts which can be confusing to those who are not familiar with them. Most of the following discussion will be around full maintenance elevator service contracts. These arrangements usually pay one price for the majority of the material and labour to keep an elevator running. These agreements are […]
Wind Turbine Tower Lifts
The higher wind turbines have specialty man lifts in the towers to take workers and maintenance staff up to the top. The province of Ontario is an interesting jurisdiction for the licensing and maintenance of the man-lifts installed in these wind turbine towers. TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority) tightly regulates these devices and their […]
How long should my Elevator Maintenance Mechanic be here?
Is maintenance time on site a good measurement of the quality of elevator maintenance? I would answer NO to that question since there are much better things to monitor than just the time on site. Certainly if your elevator mechanic is in-and-out of your building inside of 5 or 10 minutes, it is not possible […]
Machine-Room-Less Elevators (MRLs) – Some Lesser Known Facts
Is an MRL the best choice for my building? The answer depends on a lot of factors. Here are some of the facts: MRLs take up less space in a building since no machine room is required MRLs consume 30% to 80% less power while running than most other types of elevator systems MRLs have […]
Why Does My Elevator Shut Down After a Power Failure?
There are a number of factors which can prevent an elevator from restarting after the power is restored post power failure. Most of these factors can also be a factor in preventing an elevator for coming back on-line when an emergency power generator kicks in. We will explore some of the causes of these power […]