Lift Maintenance: Your Top Questions Answered

At Sheridan Lifts, we appreciate that knowing about the lifts in your building or under your care isn’t easy and that often, it’s best to just leave it to the professionals and so we pride ourselves on making this process as painless as possible for our customers. To help, we have listed and answered the most asked questions regarding lifts.


How often should I service my lift?

The type of lift you have determines the frequency of a service as well as ...

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Lifts, Nips & Tucks: Why Your Lift Is Crying Out For An Upgrade

Nobody turns down an upgrade

It is a truth universally acknowledged that we humans seize each and every opportunity to enhance or ‘step up’ an experience. VIP concert tickets, first class seats on the 12:10 Pendolino service to London Euston, and using the credit card to buy an upgrade into Business Class just to avoid the queues.

We’ll let you into a little secret, your customers’ lift experience is no different.

Now, an old lift does not necessarily need replacing in its entirety. ...

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Going Up: Take A Lift To The Future

Many of us use lifts every single day, and step in and out of them without much thought to what it is that enables us to trabel through floors. Now, anyone will be able to tell you that lifts are operated by a series of ropes – and they’d be right, lifts as we know them have been dependent on them for 160 years – but what if we were to tell you that rope-free lifts were now a reality?

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More than just a lift

If you have read our last few blogs you’ll know that a lift is more than just a mechanism. With them having become a staple in every multi storey building and even homes now, marketing and advertising companies are now beginning to see what we saw all along in lifts – potential. Companies are now clamouring over themselves to utilise lifts as sources of creative advertising.

So without further ado let’s take a look at 8 of the best lift adverts.


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We all have our own fears that we privately cope with but what happens when you are made to live out your trepidation in public? For many, the thought of being trapped in a lift is all but too much to handle but for some, it was and could be a reality.

We’ve all heard of the infamous 1999 lift malfunction that left New Yorker Nicholas White, trapped in a lift for 41 hours. After taking a ciggeratte break, Nicholas stepped ...

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Is your lift due a maintenance check?

Have the lifts in your property encountered a sudden breakdown and now you’re in dire need of a repair? Or are your lifts simply looking a little worse for wear? Then here at Sheridan Lifts we can provide you with a solution.

Lift maintenance! Gone are the days when your whole lift would need be stripped out in favour of a new one. At Sheridan Lifts we provide our clients with simple and cost efficient alternatives such as lift modernisation and ...

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The History of the Lift

The team here at Sheridan Lifts thought we would dedicate today’s blog to the history of the lift and how we came to know this magnificent piece of machinery. After all, if there was no such thing as a lift there would be no Sheridan Lifts.

The lifts History

The very first recorded report of a lift was cited back in1st century BC by a Roman architect and engineer named Marcus Vitruvius Polio. His account narrated that Archimedes built a lift somewhere ...

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Going Above & Beyond

“From the initial tender period and consultation to the installation of the lifts, Sheridan Lifts were competent and provided the necessary skills to aid in the delivery of this major project” –  John Blackwell, Commercial Manager, Laing O’Rourke.

Here at Sheridan Lifts we aim to give you the best service and it was with this in mind that we created the Turn-key Project Management programme. ...

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Summer is A ‘Coming & Lifts need A ‘Changing

How many times have you looked at a lift and wondered if it’ll even make it to the next floor? Slow moving doors, rough rides, and a worn exterior that almost makes the stairs look inviting. Vintage objects may be sought after in many industries, but in the lifts business what is ‘vintage’ generally equates to a liability.

A common myth amongst the lift possessors is that a lift service is only required when your lift, well, dies. Or if there’s ...

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Thank God for Lifts

Today’s blog is dedicated to lift appreciation. Rarely do we give credit where it is due to these reality based equivalents to a flying carpet – the magnificent machines that transport us from the ground floor to the 40th floor in a matter of seconds. Instead all we do is grumble and gripe; yes the lift doesn’t smell like a bed of roses when five of the world’s sweatiest humans decide to ram themselves in there all at once nor ...

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