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Elevator Repair & Service, Florida
Why find a Florida Elevator Repair Company Prior to a Problem?When an elevator is down, you are under the gun to get it fixed NOW. Haste makes waste so do you due diligence now. Find elevator repair & inspection companies here and take the time to check out references. Florida DBPR publishes What Every Elevator Owner Needs to Know.
Elevators are safe machines when properly maintained and inspected so there is really no excuse for deaths and injuries. Make sure to keep up to date with elevator professionals.
What Do I Need to Know About A17.3 Requirements?Elevators installed prior to 1987 that travel over a certain distance and have not been modernized with new Firefighters Service will need upgrade. This may require extensive modernization and additional requirements. Other retroactive requirements may apply.
Generally speaking, an indication that an elevator meets the A17.3 requirements is if the fire keyed switch in the elevator car has a HOLD position and there is both a CALL CANCEL and a DOOR CLOSE button in the car operating panel. However, your elevator maintenance firm or elevator inspector will have to confirm full compliance.
All elevators in each building must have the same version of Firefighters Service and all must use the same Firefighters Service key.
All elevators in buildings six and more stories must be converted to a specific Uniform Firefighters Service keyed switch by October 1, 2009.
Communicate with Your Florida Elevator Consultant Knowledge is power. Not only can elevator professionals address potential dangers, but they should be able to let you know about coming elevator regulatory changes - its difficult to budget for a major elevator retrofit at the last minute.
Communicate with Elevator professionals. Your elevator consultant might have knowledge of proposed legislation in Florida legislation that could cost you a lot of money. Learning about these issues from your elevator pro might afford you the time to look into the matter and have your voice heard in Tallahassee.
Check references and ask questions. Does the proposal cover cost of pulling permits? What are the terms of warranty? What is your experience with the particular tasks at hand?