As a building owner, you are responsible for keeping your lift equipment in good working condition. There can be serious health and safety risks involved if a lift is not maintained well.

Even minor problems can be disturbing to tenants and visitors. Lifts can be scary pieces of equipment for the public at the best of times – even more so they are making strange noises or acting erratically.

Whether it is a residential or commercial building, the lift equipment serves an important purpose and must always be maintained in top condition.

Any machine that is used regularly is going to break down at some point of time. Regular maintenance helps avoid minor lift problems but lift repairs are still needed occasionally. A lift has various moving parts that wear out over time.

Loud Noise

It is the most common problem in lifts. It can be irritating for tenants living in the building to continuously hear excessive noise every time the lift is moving up or down.

The problem could be a number of issues but most commonly it is due to a loose part or a part that is worn out.

Malfunctioning bearings not only generate excessive noise but can also cause motor failure. Noisy bearings are the major cause of unnecessary vibration in the motor. Contact UK Lift and Escalator Company Ltd immediately should you have any concerns about your lift.

Worn Out Drive Sheaves

Such sheaves start damaging ropes and as such this should be taken very seriously.

Proper re-grooving or replacement of sheaves is needed to prevent failure of hoist rope. The grooves of sheaves must wear evenly. These parts should be checked only by a competent lift engineer. A regular maintenance service helps diagnose such issues in the early stage of the fault. Contact UK Lift and Escalator Company Ltd immediately should you have any concerns about your lift.

Power Problems that Require Lift Repairs

An elevator requires lots of power. If you have recently upgraded your building’s lighting, water supply or any other heavy duty electrical item, you have to ensure the elevator is still receiving right voltage and amperage. Poor quality voltage supply affects motor operations. It can damage the elevator’s electrical parts. The lift requires quality power. If it is receiving under or over voltage, it will not function properly. The hidden problem of high energy use is difficult to identify. Contact UK Lift and Escalator Company Ltd immediately should you have any concerns about your lift.

Contaminated or Dried Lubricants

All moving parts of a lift require lubrication and must be kept well oiled.

Even lubrication cannot stop failure of elevator components. At some point of time, the lubrication oil slightly dries up. It becomes contaminated. Micro metal particles are released in the oil due to friction between metal parts. This can happen even when the moving parts are lubricated well. Contact UK Lift and Escalator Company Ltd immediately should you have any concerns about your lift.

Other Defects.

There can be other elevator problems. For example, it may suddenly stop and then start working again.

The users may notice an abrupt landing. These problems may be due to electrical failures, timing issues or faulty electronics.

Lift repairs may be needed if lift users experience jerks and sudden shifts during lift operations. The problem of slow wait time could be due to worn out relays of the elevator. Contact UK Lift and Escalator Company Ltd immediately should you have any concerns about your lift.

Why not give us a call today to see how we can help? Whether it’s traditional lift maintenance, a lift repair, lift modernisation or refurbishment or even a new lift installation, we’d love to hear from you. You can contact us on 0845 63 43 172 or info@ukliftandescalator.co.uk