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Holidays and the Home Elevator

Prepare Home Elevator for Holidays

As the holidays approach, you are probably already caught up in the hustle and bustle, working through details to gather your family and friends. Once the guest list has been finalized and the menu created, you can begin preparing your home for visitors. Your elevator provides an added convenience for your guests and there are a few things you can do to ensure it is ready for the holiday traffic.

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Elevator Specifications: Getting What You Want

Residential Elevator Specification Enter Exit Same Side

Residential elevators are comprised of 3 primary functional elements; the car, rail structure and the drive system.
The car is the most visible portion of the home elevator. It can be made in a variety of sizes and configurations and there are a number of ways that you can customize your home elevator car to match the décor of your home. The elevator car is the piece that transports passengers from landing to landing.

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If you are in a home elevator and the power goes out what should you do?

Home Elevator Car with Wall Paper

If you are considering a home elevator, it is important that you know how to respond to all circumstances. While it is not a common occurrence, a home power outage creates a situation where a specific course of action is required. If you are in the home and the power goes out, you should not attempt to use the elevator. If you are already on the elevator and the power goes out, there are a few steps you should take.

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Emergency Preparedness and the Home Elevator

Home Elevator in Beach House

Floods and hurricanes are often forecast well in advance giving people in the affected area time to prepare. If you have an elevator in your home, there are a few easy steps you can follow to ensure you are prepared for a weather emergency and for evacuation. If you do not have time to implement this shut down procedure, STOP AND LEAVE! Elevators can be fixed or replaced, you and/or your family can not.

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Renovation vs. Relocation

Adding a Residential Elevator to Your Home

Aging in place is the ability to live independently for as long as possible in one’s desired place of residence. While there are a number of ways to make this a reality, sometimes changes to the home are required in order to accommodate the process. For those living in a home with multiple stories, the decision becomes one of renovation versus relocation.

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