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Lift Servicing: Keeping Your Goods Lift Safe and Reliable 

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Regular maintenance, repairs, and inspections ensure that lifts operate smoothly and safely. Here’s our guide to maintaining the safety & reliability of your lift. 

Key Takeaways 

  • Lift servicing is essential for maintaining the safety and functionality of lifts. 
  • Common lift servicing procedures include lubricating moving parts, checking safety features, and inspecting mechanical and electrical components. 
  • Why you should choose us to ensure a reliable and efficient lift service. 

Understanding Lift Servicing 

Regular goods lift servicing helps to ensure the safe and reliable operation of lifts. In this section, we will discuss the different types of lifts and the importance of regular servicing. 

Types of Goods Lifts That Require Servicing 

There are various types of lifts used in business settings, including goods lifts, trolley lifts, mezzanine lifts, and dumbwaiter lifts to name a few. Goods lifts are used to transport goods, materials, and sometimes passengers. Platform lifts are commonly used in buildings where wheelchair access is required, and dumbwaiter lifts are used in restaurants and hotels to transport food and other items between floors. 

Each type of lift has its own unique features and requirements. At UK Service Lifts we specialise in goods lifts, and our sister company Anglian Lifts are the experts in platform lifts and stairlifts.  

Importance of Regular Servicing 

During a service, our engineers will carry out a series of checks, examinations and inspections on the lift’s safety features, as well as ensuring all parts and accessories are functioning and in good condition. Lift servicing also includes lubricating and cleaning any components as required. This proactive approach prevents unexpected breakdowns and ensures safety.  

We recommend that lifts are serviced every six months to ensure that they remain safe and reliable. This will help to identify potential issues before they become major problems, which can save time and money in the long run. 

If you have any questions or concerns about lift servicing, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information. 

Common Lift Issues and Solutions 

We have encountered various lift issues over the years with the following being the most common.  

Wear and Tear 

Lifts are subjected to constant wear and tear due to regular use. This can lead to various issues such as malfunctioning doors, slow or jerky movements, and irregular leveling with the floor.  

Emergency Breakdowns 

One of the most distressing lift issues is an emergency breakdown. This can be caused by a power outage, malfunctioning control system, or mechanical failure.  

Noise and Vibration Issues 

This can be caused by various factors such as worn-out components, loose parts, or unbalanced loads. UK Service Lift engineers can provide repairs and replacements for any SKG goods lift to reduce noise and vibration levels. 

Lift Modernisation 

A solution to lift problems might be that it is time to upgrade your lift. We specialise in helping you modernise your goods lift. You can read all about this service here.  

Lift servicing will help to prevent these issues and will help to identify problems before they become a major problem.   

Goods Lift Installation engineer in a lift shaft

Why choose us for your Lift Servicing needs? 

Service Contracts 

We’ll work with you to ensure our contract works for you and your equipment. We’ll discuss the frequency of maintenance visits, response times for repairs, and any additional fees or charges. 

Customer Support 

We are responsive and will offer clear communication throughout. If you’d like to get in touch with us, give us a call on 01942 811157 or get in touch via our contact page.  

Frequently Asked Questions 

How often is it recommended to have a goods lift serviced? 

Regular lift servicing is essential to ensure the safety and smooth operation of your lifts. The frequency of service depends on several factors, including the age and usage of the lift. Generally, it is recommended to have lifts serviced every six months to a year.  

What does a typical goods lift maintenance service include? 

A typical lift maintenance service includes a thorough inspection of all the goods lift components, including the motor, brakes, cables, and safety equipment. The lift engineer will also check the lift’s performance and carry out any necessary repairs or replacements. Regular maintenance helps to prevent breakdowns and prolong the life of your lift. 

Can you give me a ballpark figure for the cost of servicing a goods lift? 

The cost of lift servicing varies depending on several factors, including the type of lift, its age, the number of floors it serves, and the level of maintenance required. 

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Oliver Mellor
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