When a new elevator is installed by NJ elevator companies, the expectation is that they will last for a very long time. While this is true in most cases, each elevator still needs regular maintenance to extend its life even further. There’s also the codes governing safety and maintenance that can change dramatically over the course of an elevator’s life which will ultimately alter its reign.

Depending on the age and modernization of the elevator, as well as the difference in requirements for elevator mechanics varying from place to place, good maintenance can be hard to find and very expensive if not done at all. To avoid getting caught up in code violations and having to install a brand-new elevator, look for these attributes in elevator mechanics to ensure you’re getting a good contractor: Participation in some sort of education program like the National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP) which is a co-op between the manufacturers and the International Union of Elevator Contractors. Another program to look for is the NAEC’s Certified Elevator Technician (CET) program.

As with any type of equipment, elevators need basic care. Some routine maintenance that NJ elevator companies should be doing and receiving form these contractors involves cleaning, lubrication, adjustments on relays, and a general once-over to make sure everything’s in order. If you make these part of your monthly routine, you will extend the life of your elevator. In the meantime, be on the lookout for any strange sounds or subtle differences in speed and stopping.