Summer has come to an end and winter is just around the corner!

Extreme heat and extreme cold temperatures outside have an effect on the way your elevator runs, so it is important to stay on top of maintenance to ensure your elevator runs smoothly with minimal error. 

Winter preparation for elevators is just as important for building owners as it is for the servicemen.

When we enter the snowy months, make sure to keep an eye on door sills as rock salt and ice coming off shoes can jam the sills and prevent door operation.  

Additionally, when the heat in the building is on during cold days, the shaft can act as a chimney and force warm air through the hoistway doors and up the shaft. If you see problems, we can adjust door spring pressure to reduce this effect. The machine room should be kept between 60 Degrees and 90 degrees. 

Colder temperatures for hydraulic elevators can cause hydraulic oil viscosity changes and cause speed and leveling problems. If this is a concern, tank heaters are a good investment to minimize the effect of low oil temperatures. This problem will normally be seen in the morning after periods of low elevator use. 

For traction elevators, cold weather can have an impact on electronics. 

If you run into any problems with your elevator this coming fall and winter and need a reliable repair team to fix the problem, call Pincus Elevator Company at 610-738-4350 or contact Tom Gibson, Sales Representative, at or Tony Belluscio, Vice President and General Manager, at to discuss upgrades in your elevator to ensure safety for your tenants or customers. 

Work with us to create the most convenient and safe experience for your visitors!