With even the most comprehensive maintenance programme, all lifts eventually require modernisation or replacement. Delaying modernisation too long will result in the same detrimental effects that would result from ignoring the lift maintenance requirements.

Many do not recognise the symptoms of a declining lift early enough to avoid a crisis. Lift problems, such as downtime and slow operation, are obvious while others – such as high energy usage and electrical noise generation – are not.

Symptoms of Imminent Lift Failure

  • Long wait times
  • High energy use
  • Power quality
  • Frequent breakdowns

If your lift is showing any of these signs it may be time to upgrade.

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Long wait times and slow performance may be caused by a defective part, or problems may be caused by the age and overall condition of the lift.

Buildings containing computer equipment sensitive to power fluctuations (such as PC’s, laptops, photocopiers) or any form of alternating current can interfere with the lift equipment, or cause damage. This is common with older lifts and is caused by the way the old lift drive systems utilise power.

“Obsolete lift components can often be replaced with the modern equivalent”

Not all common issues are as obvious as slow response times or frequent breakdowns. Lifts contribute towards a high proportion of the energy used within a building, without a metre to monitor energy used, few realise exactly how much energy lifts use – especially in high traffic environments.

The most common symptoms of a lift in need of a major overhaul is an increase in service calls. As components wear with age they require adjustments often interfering with the operation of the lift or rendering it unusable until tended to.

How Sheridan Lifts can help:

Sheridan Lifts offer a comprehensive range of modernisation and refurbishment packages for all makes and types of lifts. Our engineers can perform detailed surveys of your lifts.

Older lifts often do not require complete replacement, instead, we offer modernisation packages whereby obsolete components are replaced with their modern equivalent.

Typical work carried out includes:

Lift car and landing doors

Improvements to lift control/drive systems

Aesthetic enhancements

Contact us today on 0161 203 6299 or use our Contact Form for more information on Lift Modernisation, Lift Upgrades and Lift Refurbishments.