Don’ts in installing a domestic elevator


A domestic elevator is more of a necessity now than a luxury which was considered at one point of time. Grant Domestic Elevators has over half a century of experience in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of lifts. Its benefits outweigh its logistics cost and people are out to get this piece of wonder straight into their living area and are very keen to install it. However there are a few points which one must keep in mind while getting the elevator installed and not make mistakes while installing in your house.

Here are a few of the usual don’ts for you which you must keep in mind while taking the plunge for installing the elevator.

  • Don’t begin the installation procedure without having an in-depth idea of the space you are ready to spare for the elevator unit. Every elevator unit has a machine room which houses the braking system, the drive, the pulleys and piston etc. Depending on this, you need to select the kind of elevator system which you can afford and manage. all this requires a place to house in a one single unit.
  • Don’t go about carrying out the installation and purchase of the elevator without carrying out a need analysis of your requirement. For instance, would this elevator be a regular one in a house just for transporting stuff between floors or it is going to be used to give mobility to a differently abled person. Well in the former case the elevator can be a regular sized one and in the latter it should be big enough to carry a wheel chair.
  • Don’t go about installing an elevator without a proper safety system in place. Every domestic elevator that you plan to install in your house should come with a set of safety measures. It could be anything from an emergency alarm, in-cab telephone, door interlocks, power failure backup to slack chain brake system. In fact best would be to incorporate all theabove to avoid an incident from happening.
  • Don’t go beyond your budget as Elevators come in different ranges. They come in the premium luxury range segment and the economically viable ones too. Here you have to be very clear of the cost of not just the elevator but also of the installation cost, the machine room other add-ons. These must not be ignored.

An elevator is going to be for your benefit, little care during its installation will definitely assure you uninterrupted service to last a lifetime. All you need to be observant and smart.