There are lots of good reasons for having an elevator maintenance contract for your condo. Elevators are mechanical devices that require regular inspections, adjustments, lubrications, and parts replacement. You also want to ensure the elevator is reliable, safe, and that costs are managed. In New Brunswick, the Department of Public Safety also weights in to ensure elevators meet their code of standards for operation. They require proof of regular maintenance by a licensed contractor who performs standard safety tests. And there is evidence that preventative maintenance can reduce costs, reduce downtime, and lengthen the life of an elevator.
In the industry there are a variety of elevator maintenance contracts to choose from. Most are available through the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). OEMs claim they have ready access to parts and train their licensed personnel on the specifics of their elevator’s operating system. This may be true, but in New Brunswick, they are often the only choice in elevator maintenance. Continue reading