FAQ's about Elevators 


How often should my elevators be maintained?

* High traffic hydraulic elevators should be serviced at least once a month.

* High traffic traction elevators should be serviced at least twice a month depending on how much it is used.

* For all freight elevators, it is best to service once a month.

* Industrial Rack-and Pinions should be serviced once a month except during outages which should then be performed once a week.


When does my commercial elevator need to be tested and inspected?

* The State of California requires a state inspection once every two years.

* All elevators installed prior to 2006, must have a full load and safety system check every five years. A drop test for traction elevators and system pressure check for hydraulic units is also required.  

* All elevators installed after 2006, must have the safety system checked and have load tested annually.


When does my residential elevator or lift need to be serviced and inspected?

Your home elevator or wheelchair lift is an investment. In order to keep your equipment reliable and running as intended, we recommend you schedule an annual service visit. Pac West Elevator recommends a minimum of one service per year for preventative maintenance, and to foresee any wearable part replacement. Annual service visits can prevent down time and accessibility issues.  Most manufacturer warranties require an annual service by a licensed elevator mechanic.





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