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Elevator Cab Interior Designs (7 Considerations)

Elevator Cab Interior Designs (7 Considerations)

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7 Considerations for Designing Elevator Cab Interiors

When you step into an elevator, the first thing you notice is the cab’s interior. To ensure your elevator’s cab leaves a positive first impression and experience for passengers, it’s essential to ensure they’re well-designed. Here are five considerations to remember when designing elevator cab interiors.

 1. Passenger Load & Elevator Usage

One of the most important considerations regarding elevator cab design is passenger load and elevator usage. Depending on how many people travel in your elevator per day, you may want to include larger interior dimensions or two elevator doors in your design for efficient passenger flow. Also, if the elevator is frequently used, you should consider using durable materials resistant to scratches, dents, and scuffs.

2. Safety & Security

Another key consideration when designing elevator cabs is safety and security. This includes ensuring your elevator has the appropriate safety features installed, such as visual and audible alarms, security cameras, fire-rated and UL-approved materials, and emergency contact buttons. In addition, it’s essential to ensure your elevator meets all safety and security regulations set by federal, state, and local governing organizations.

3. Design & Comfort

While functional considerations are important, an elevator cab design must be visually appealing and comfortable for passengers. It’s essential to use materials and finishes that are attractive and features that improve passenger comfort, such as ambient lighting or heating and cooling systems.

At Sandoval Elevator, we offer premium and high-quality cab interior styles, including our three most popular: Montlake, Eastlake, and Newcastle. Each of our cab interior designs comes equipped with the following features:

  • Unique interlocking laminate wall panels in a variety of colors and designs
  • Stainless steel reveals and base ensuring durability and a custom finished look
  • ADA-mounted handrails on the rear and both side walls; choose between a round or flat design in a stainless-steel finish
  • LED Down Light Ceilings providing perfect, energy-efficient lighting
  • Fire-rated and UL-approved materials by all authorities having jurisdiction

4. Building Functionality

When considering the design of your elevator’s cab, it’s essential to think about the building’s functionality. This is because an elevator cab design will be much different for an assisted living facility versus a manufacturing facility.

On top of this, it’s vital to consider where the elevator is located in the building. If it’s in a car garage, you may want a simple design. Whereas, if it’s located in a 5-star resort, you may want to opt for high-end finishes and luxurious wall paneling.

5. Budget Limitations

To ensure your elevator cab project is a success, you must consider your budget. Custom-designed elevator cabs can be expensive, especially when you opt for high-end finishes. It’s vital to know how much you’re able to spend and what features are most important to have before the project begins.

6. Timeline Restraints

How long can your elevator be out of service? When is the due date for project completion? These are all important considerations that play a crucial role in determining any timeline restraints of the project. It’s crucial to communicate these restraints to your elevator company to ensure your elevator is installed on time and to your satisfaction.

7. Industry Expertise

Finally, if you’re looking for help designing elevator cab interiors that meet all these important considerations and more, it’s worth consulting with elevator industry experts like Sandoval Elevator, who can provide valuable insight and guidance throughout the design and installation process. With their expertise and assistance, you can be sure that your elevator cabs are truly designed to impress.

Choose Your Elevator Cab Design at Sandoval Elevator

Ready to take your elevator cab’s design to the next level? Contact Sandoval Elevator today! We specialize in customized elevator cab interiors that can be designed to meet any unique project requirements.

What is an Elevator Maintenance Contract?

What is an Elevator Maintenance Contract?

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Your Go-To Guide on Elevator Maintenance Contracts

For an elevator to function properly, it requires regular maintenance. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize this until they experience problematic elevator shutdowns firsthand due to poor or missed maintenance.

To ensure your elevator is safe, reliable, and has a long life, it’s essential to have an elevator maintenance contract in place. But what is an elevator maintenance contract and how can it benefit your elevator? Keep reading to uncover the answer.

What is an Elevator Maintenance Contract?

An elevator maintenance contract is a legal agreement between you and an elevator maintenance company. This contract outlines the scope of work the company will perform and the terms and conditions of the agreement.

It’s vital to have a clear understanding of what is included in your contract before signing it. Otherwise, you’ll be left frustrated by the rising elevator maintenance costs that are not being done consistently.

At Sandoval Elevator, our family prides itself on creating elevator maintenance contracts focused on customer satisfaction and preventative maintenance. We’ll work with you to create an elevator maintenance contract tailored to your elevator’s unique needs. As a result, you’ll feel confident your elevator is in good hands and always operates at peak performance.

Sandoval Elevator’s Maintenance Control Plan

At Sandoval Elevator, we pride ourselves on being proactive and transparent with our clients, so there are no surprises down the road. Our elevator maintenance contracts always include:

  • Monthly hands-on maintenance to ensure that we touch and feel every major component of the elevator, including the controller, door operator and equipment, the hydraulic power unit, and all buttons and key switches
  • 24/7 coverage available for emergency repairs
  • Full coverage warranty for parts and labor on all (5) major components of the elevator system, including control and landing systems, signal fixtures, power unit, door operation, and all safety mechanisms
  • Code required annual hydraulic pressure testing
  • Code required monthly testing of phones and fire service
  • Code required emergency phone monitoring 24/7
  • Unlimited service calls are included Monday-Friday during regular hours at no extra charge
  • 24/7 access to Sandoval Elevator’s Maintenance Portal with current and historical maintenance logs, keeping all your elevator information available when you need it
  • Most competitive pricing in the industry

Choose Sandoval Elevator

Contact us today to learn more about our elevator maintenance contracts and how we can help you keep your elevator running smoothly for years to come in Arizona or Colorado.

Elevator Modernization Process (5 Vital Parts)

Elevator Modernization Process (5 Vital Parts)

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5 Essential Parts of the Elevator Modernization Process

If the time has come to consider an elevator modernization, you probably have considered cost and scheduling. However, an elevator modernization is much more than that. It is a comprehensive process that includes upgrading five major components of the elevator system.

At Sandoval Elevator, we believe in educating our customers to better understand each step of the modernization process, empowering them to select the best vendor for their unique situation. The five major components of an elevator modernization are:

1. The Controller

The elevator Controller is located in the elevator machine room. It is the computer “brain” of the elevator system. It uses microprocessor technology to make millions of decisions that ultimately control every aspect of the system. Today’s non-proprietary controllers are equipped with onboard diagnostics allowing any elevator service provider to diagnose and adjust—no special tools needed. This gives you the freedom to select any service provider to work on the elevator after it is modernized.

Over time, controllers, much like any computer, can experience slower processing speeds and require multiple repairs to keep them operating. That’s why it is essential to change the controller as part of the modernization process, ensuring your elevator is safe, reliable, and code compliant.

2. The Power Unit

The Power Unit is also located in the elevator machine room. It is often referred to as the “heart” of the elevator system, supplying hydraulic oil to the piston, which allows the elevator to travel up and down at a controlled, rated speed. This component includes the system’s hydraulic oil, valve, pump, and pump motor. Today’s power units are typically “submersible,” allowing the valve, pump, and pump motor to be submersed in the hydraulic oil within a sealed tank, eliminating leaks often caused by older “dry” power units.

Over time, the Power Unit can lose its ability to move the elevator and or bring the elevator to a safe floor level. To help eliminate trips and falls around your elevator, it is essential to include a new Power Unit in your modernization.

3. The Fixtures

The elevator Fixtures are the buttons, floor indicators, and key switches associated with the elevator. They are located inside the elevator, allowing passengers to select their floor level, and at every elevator lobby, allowing passengers to “call” the elevator to their floor. Today’s buttons utilize LEDs vs. older style incandescent bulbs, ensuring that your elevator buttons illuminate for years, not months.

Older elevators typically mount these fixtures at a height that is not in compliance with ADA regulations. By including new fixtures with your modernization project, you ensure that the buttons are mounted at the proper height and meet ADA guidelines.

4. The Door Operator and Equipment

The Door Operator is located on top of the elevator and is responsible for opening and closing the elevator doors. The doors on a typical elevator will open and close millions of times over its lifetime.

As you can imagine, this amount of wear and tear can cause problems with the elevator doors, such as:

  • Failure of doors to open and close causing an elevator shutdown
  • Opening or closing the doors at an extremely slow speed causing the elevator to shut down
  • Doors shutter or make a loud grinding noise when opening and closing
  • Failure to recognize when a person or object is blocking the doors resulting in striking people or objects as they enter and exit the elevator
  • Unintended opening and closing of the doors resulting in longer wait times

Replacing the Door Operator and relating door equipment as part of an elevator modernization is a wise investment that will keep your elevator safe and reliable while extending its life expectancy for years to come.

5. Code Building Upgrades (Mechanical, Fire, and Electrical)

When performing an elevator modernization, local jurisdictions will require that the building’s fire alarm, electrical, and mechanical (air conditioning) systems meet current code requirements. In most situations, upgrades to your building in these areas will be required before the elevator modernization is ready for final inspection.

This building work is typically performed in conjunction with the elevator modernization work, which requires someone to manage the coordination of each trade to ensure work is completed in a timely manner.

At Sandoval Elevator, we serve as your one point of contact for building code upgrades. We will hire and manage the electrician, fire company, and mechanical company to perform the necessary upgrades, which ensures you receive one invoice and one vendor partner.

Importance of Elevator Modernization

Investing in elevator modernization offers several benefits for building owners. Not only does it increase the safety and reliability of your elevator system, but it can also improve the efficiency of elevator operations, leading to reduced costs. In addition, elevator modernization can help you comply with changing code requirements and take advantage of new technologies that can further improve elevator performance.

Choose Sandoval Elevator Company for all Your Elevator Needs!

If you’re looking for an elevator company you can trust, look no further than Sandoval Elevator Company. Our experienced team can help you choose the right type of elevator for your project, maintain them, and modernize them to make them like-new.

We maintain all types of elevators for commercial businesses in Colorado and Arizona and specialize in hydraulic elevators. Contact us today to learn more about our services!

Importance of Elevator Preventative Maintenance

Importance of Elevator Preventative Maintenance

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Why Elevator Preventative Maintenance is Essential

Did you know that elevator preventative maintenance is one of the most important things you can do to keep your elevator running smoothly? At Sandoval Elevator, we believe that regular elevator maintenance is essential for the safety and performance of your elevator, which is why we’re discussing everything you need to know about preventative maintenance to help ensure your elevators operate at peak performance.

What is Elevator Preventative Maintenance?

Elevator preventative maintenance is a scheduled service routinely performed on all elevator equipment to ensure it’s in good working condition and is compliant with local, state, and federal regulations. This type of maintenance typically includes a detailed inspection of the inside of the elevator car, top of the car, and machine room.

During the inspection, an elevator service technician will assess and perform various tasks, including:

  • Inspect the equipment for wear and tear and any potential risks
  • Check the condition of operating devices and signs, such as buttons, lights, car door force, and ventilation
  • Repair and replace any operating components that are not working
  • Make sure all safety and emergency devices are available and working properly
  • Clean, adjust, and lubricate elevator parts
  • Examine travel cables and hoistways to make certain they’re operational
  • Test the elevator speed to ensure it’s safe
  • Prepare a comprehensive and well-documented report of the inspection

Why is Preventative Maintenance Important?

There are many reasons why preventative maintenance is so important in the elevator industry. First, elevator equipment is very expensive to repair or replace if it breaks down. By performing regular preventative maintenance, you can help extend the life of your equipment and avoid having to make a major investment down the road.

Additionally, elevator downtime can be extremely costly. If an elevator goes down, it can mean lost revenue, frustrated passengers, and a major headache for your business. By keeping up with preventative maintenance, you can help avoid elevator downtime and keep your business running smoothly.

How Often Should Preventative Maintenance Be Performed?

The frequency of elevator preventative maintenance will vary depending on the type of equipment you have and how often it is used. However, most experts recommend that elevator equipment be serviced monthly. If your equipment is heavily used or if you have had any problems with it in the past, contact Sandoval Elevator for a free assessment of your elevators which includes a detailed maintenance plan designed to eliminate or reduce ongoing problems.

Choose Sandoval Elevator for Elevator Maintenance

Making elevator preventative maintenance a priority for your business is one of the best things you can do to keep your elevator equipment running properly and avoid costly repairs or downtime. Call Sandoval Elevator for all your elevator maintenance needs.

  • Arizona Office: (480) 502-0175
  • Colorado Office: (303) 482-0904
How to Improve Elevator Safety

How to Improve Elevator Safety

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3 Tips for Improving Elevator Safety

If you’ve ever been in an elevator that’s feeling a bit shaky or just not quite right, you know how important it is to keep them running smoothly. An elevator is a complex machine, and like any other piece of machinery, it must be properly maintained to stay safe and reliable. Here are three tips on how to improve your elevator and keep it running safely for years to come.

1. Regularly Inspect and Maintain the Elevator

An essential elevator safety tip is to regularly inspect and maintain your elevator. This means having a licensed professional check for potential safety hazards and ensure that all of the elevator’s parts are in good working condition. If you notice anything unusual about your elevator, or if it starts making strange noises, be sure to contact a professional, like Sandoval Elevator, right away.

2. Invest in Modernization and Upgrades

Another great way to improve elevator safety is to invest in modernization and upgrades. Newer elevators come with various safety features that can help prevent accidents, like battery lowering technology that allows passengers to safely exit the elevator in the event of a power outage and new technology that allows trapped passengers to communicate with emergency personnel using video and text messaging. If your elevator is outdated or doesn’t have these features, it may be time to consider an upgrade.

3. Educate Yourself and Your Employees on Elevator Safety

Finally, one of the best ways to ensure elevator safety is to educate yourself and your employees on the subject. Doing so will help prevent accidents and ensure that everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency.

Choose Sandoval Elevator for all Your Elevator Needs!

If you’re looking for an elevator company you can trust, look no further than Sandoval Elevator. Our experienced team can help answer any questions you have regarding your elevators and ensure their operation is safe and reliable through our unique maintenance program.

While our specialty is commercial hydraulic elevators, we can consult with you on any type of elevator. Contact us today to learn more about our services!

Elevator Services: The Big Three Offerings

Elevator Services: The Big Three Offerings

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Understanding the “Big Three” Elevator Service Offerings

When it comes to elevator services, there are three main offerings: elevator maintenance, elevator repair, and elevator modernization. Let’s take a look at what each means and how elevator services are vital to ensuring your vertical transportation systems remain in peak performance.

1. Elevator Maintenance

One of the most important factors to consider when elevators are in a building is whether they’re properly maintained. Building owners and property managers should have trained elevator service professionals come on a regular basis to perform elevator maintenance services on their elevators and verify that all components are in good working order. By having the elevators in your building regularly maintained, you will ensure they’re safe and are always providing passengers a smooth experience.

2. Elevator Repair

If you’re a building owner or manager, elevator repairs are likely one of your top priorities. After all, elevators are a crucial part of any building and keeping them in good working order is essential for the safety and convenience of your tenants or customers. You should call an elevator service company if your elevator is experiencing:

  • Shuttering doors
  • Stuck doors
  • Shaking when moving
  • Making loud noises when moving
  • Opening doors at wrong times
  • Leaking water in machine room or pit
  • Experiencing unresponsiveness to fire alarms
  • Emergency phone is not working
  • Operating slowly or not at all

3. Elevator Modernization

When an elevator is showing signs of aging, it’s time to modernize it and make it like-new. An elevator modernization involves upgrading elevator equipment with state-of-the-art components to improve performance, reliability, and safety. Also, it adds a nice shine to the elevator which increases its appeal and aesthetic.

Choose Sandoval Elevator Company for all Your Elevator Needs!

If you’re looking for an elevator company you can trust, look no further than Sandoval Elevator Company. Our experienced team can help you choose the right type of elevator for your project, maintain them, and modernize them to make them like-new.

We maintain all types of elevators for commercial businesses in Colorado and Arizona and specialize in hydraulic elevators. Contact us today to learn more about our services!

How Many Types of Elevators are There?

How Many Types of Elevators are There?

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3 Different Types of Elevators for Modern Buildings 

Elevators are a vital part of modern buildings, and there are many different types to choose from. They can provide easy access to all floors for people with disabilities and improve a building’s energy efficiency.

There are many different types of elevators available today, each with unique features and benefits. Here is our guide to the most popular types of elevators to help you make the best choice for your building.

1. Hydraulic Elevators

Hydraulic elevators are a type of elevator that uses hydraulic fluid to raise and lower the elevator car. The hydraulic fluid is pressurized by a hydraulic pump, and this pressure is used to move the elevator car. Hydraulic elevators have a smooth and quick ride, making them a popular choice for low-rise buildings.

2. Geared Elevators or Gearless Traction Elevators 

When it comes to mid and high-rise elevators, there are two main types: geared and gearless traction elevators.

Geared Traction Elevators

Geared traction elevators use a geared machine to transmit power from the elevator motor and drive to the elevator car, allowing them to move up to 500 ft. per minute with a maximum travel distance of 250 ft. They use steel ropes and counter weight to move the elevator car up and down the hoistway. Geared traction elevators are typically more expensive to maintain due to the greater number of floors served and extensive rotating equipment.

Gearless Traction Elevators 

Unlike geared traction elevators, gearless traction elevators do not operate using gears. Instead, the rotating sheave is attached directly to the electric motor, which allows them to travel up to 2,000 feet per minute enabling them to reach heights of up 2,000 feet. Like geared elevators, gearless elevators can be even more expensive to maintain. It is very common to see this type of elevator in high-rise buildings and skyscrapers in a downtown setting.

3. Machine Room Less (MRL)

A machine room less elevator is an elevator that does not require a separate machine room for operation. These elevators are typically more efficient and require less of the building’s square footage, making this elevator popular with architects and building owners. Since MRL elevators use gearless machines and innovative ropes to move the elevator cab, it can be more expensive to it maintain over its life expectancy. This type of elevator is becoming increasingly popular in multi-family and commercial settings.

Choose Sandoval Elevator Company for all Your Elevator Needs!

If you’re looking for an elevator company you can trust, look no further than Sandoval Elevator Company. Our experienced team can help you choose the right type of elevator for your project, maintain them, and modernize them to make them like-new.

We maintain all types of elevators for commercial businesses in Colorado and Arizona and specialize in hydraulic elevators. Contact us today to learn more about our services!

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