Avoid the High Cost of Lacking an Elevator Maintenance Plan

If you’re like most companies, you may not think about your elevator until something goes wrong. At Puget Sound Elevator Company, we understand how costly surprise repairs are for your business. Regular maintenance plans can save your business money in the long run.

The Disadvantages of an Elevator Without a Maintenance Plan

Without a plan, any elevator issues may go unnoticed until the problems become massive. Last-minute repairs are expensive, inconvenient, and may cause downtime for your business.

Here are some examples of how costly your repairs may be without a maintenance plan:

         Code violations: Code violations may come with heavy penalties and fines. When we maintain your elevator, we also ensure that it is up to code.

         Service calls: When you request a service call, some elevator companies will charge you as much as $300 an hour for the service. In emergencies, it may cost you even more. Maintenance plans prevent service calls of this nature.

         Full modernization: Without routine service, modernization may cost you between $150,000 and $1,000,000. When you do not maintain the elevator, you are more likely to have to fully modernize at once. This includes replacing the motor and piston.

The Advantages of a Maintained Elevator System

Maintenance contracts for small elevators may cost about $3,500 to $5,000 yearly. For high-rise buildings, it costs approximately $8,000 to $10,000 annually. Your exact costs depend heavily on your building and maintenance contract.

When we regularly maintain an elevator, we notice longer lifespans. Maintained elevators may last up to 20 years longer than more neglected equipment.

When you have a plan, regular maintenance issues become less of a hassle. For example, worn cables, electronic glitches, hydraulic system ruptures, or malfunctioning doors are recognized quickly and solved without a problem.


If you have a commercial elevator, a maintenance plan is critical to your equipment’s lifespan. At Puget Sound Elevator Company, we specialize in installation and modernization in the Puget Sound area. Contact us today for more information about elevator maintenance!

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