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Hydraulic And Traction Elevators: What Are The Differences?

If you ever use a lift in the UK, chances are the system will either be a hydraulic or a traction lift. Hydraulic lifts are the most common type of lift mechanism, ever since the turn of the 20th Century. They work via an electrically powered pump which forces pressurised hydraulic fluid through to a …

Why Dumbwaiters Make Life Easier

The dumbwaiter is one of the most misunderstood lifts around. In fact, the majority of people don’t even know what they are anymore! Here at Sheridan Lifts we believe that every business within the service industry should have a dumbwaiter in place simply because they make life easier. As a matter of fact, multi-story homes …

Risks Of Asbestos In Lift Installation

Even after being rightly outlawed in the UK in 2000, asbestos is still discovered on business premises and public buildings which predate the ban. For those working in the construction industry, asbestos poses a very serious health risk, and it is illegal for anyone to tamper with it if they do discover any. Exposure to …

Are Platform Lifts Allowing Better Access For Tourism?

Between the 17th and 25th March 2018 the country celebrated English Tourism Week; a time to reflect on tourism in England as well as looking at plans for the future of the tourism industry in this country, in particular, the ways in which they are making everything accessible for everyone. In shining a spotlight on …

A Guide To Cleaning Your Dumbwaiter

Health and safety plays a big role in the workplace regardless of the industry, which is why it is important to know how to efficiently clean your dumbwaiter. After all, they are often found in businesses that work with and around food- such as restaurants and hotels- so the last thing you want is a …

Things To Consider if You Are Installing A Home Lift

Home lifts provide a way for elderly or disabled individuals to regain their independence at home. New designs and technology can be fitted to any size or shape of home, because companies know that every home is different. If the time has come when you, or someone you know, needs a home lift installed, then …

Why Do People Have A Fear Of Lifts?

Whilst the majority of us have no problem using elevators in our day to day lives, there are some people out there that suffer from phobias that prevent them from using lifts. But what is it about them that causes such panic and fear that people can break out in an anxious sweat just thinking …

Why Use Dumbwaiters In The Home?

The history of the dumbwaiter can be traced back to the household of the rich and fortunate who hired servants in order to prepare and serve their food. They used dumbwaiters stationed in the kitchen to deliver the food around the household so that the staff didn’t have to leave the basements. As time went …

The Origins of the Dumbwaiter

When it comes to the elevator industry it is important to remember that it spans far and wide which means that each type of elevator will have its own different origin story. For example, Elisha Graves Otis may be credited with inventing the emergency break for residential and commercial elevators however the dumbwaiter is an …