Apartment Elevator Maintenance Checklist

Apartment elevator maintenance tips

The apartment elevator maintenance checklist is this week’s maintenance tip from Keepe.

Elevators can be a complicated species of equipment, and signs of damage might be difficult to find, so here is a checklist to use.

Regular inspections are an important component of a safe, reliable elevator operation. This apartment elevator maintenance checklist includes the most important items to consider when inspecting elevators.

Inside of the Car:

  • Ensure the doors can open and close without any issues or obstructions
  • Also, look for signs of damage on the ceiling, handrails and walls
  • Inspect any lighting issues, including in the control panel and position-indicator lights, and replace any burned-out lights
  • Make sure that the door moves smoothly and does not slam or bounce
  • Examine the elevator going up and down and check leveling accuracy and speed so you can determine if adjustments are needed
  • Confirm that the emergency stop button is functioning correctly
  • Confirm that the emergency phone connects quickly to 911 or the fire department

Apartment Elevator Maintenance Checklist

Outside of the Car:

  • Replace any lights that have burned out
  • Inspect the door panels and clearances for any obstruction
  • Test the smoke detector and fire alarm system

Apartment Elevator Maintenance Checklist

Machine Room:

  • Make sure the room does not contain any material unrelated to the elevator
  • Check components for leaks, unusual vibration or wear
  • Inspect electrical components for overheating or failure
  • Check oil levels and ensure all systems are properly lubricated
  • Examine electrical wiring for signs of fraying or defects
  • Make sure there is adequate headroom for technicians
  • Remove anything that interferes with or obstructs access to the equipment

Top of the Car:

  • Ensure that the emergency exit hatch is easily accessible
  • Test the brakes and inspect them to ensure they are in good condition
  • Check cables for signs of wear or damage
  • Look for signs of rodents or vandalism
  • Clean any debris from the top of the car
  • Inspect any visible components such as guide rails and leveling devices

Ongoing maintenance is crucial to keep your elevator running safely and smoothly.  Also, as you can see, there is a lot to check on during an apartment maintenance maintenance maintenance appointment.

So as a property manager, use this guide to stay on top of major signs of damage that may arise in your property.

Apartment Elevator Maintenance Checklist
Remember to check outside the elevator car to be sure lighting is adequate and safe.

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About Keepe:

Keepe is an on-demand maintenance solution for property managers and independent landlords. The company makes a network of hundreds of independent contractors and handymen available for maintenance projects at rental properties. Keepe is available in the Greater Seattle area, Greater Phoenix area, San Francisco Bay area, Portland, San Diego and is coming soon to an area near you. Learn more about Keepe at https://www.keepe.com