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Just like being prepared if you live in a flood zone, hurricane-prone area or where snowstorms happen, you have to be prepared for emergencies when it comes to your residential elevator. That is why working with Raise Above Elevator can assist you in setting up an emergency plan and preparedness and even with 24-hour  maintenance.

Hopefully, you will never experience a catastrophic emergency in your home, such as a damaging fire or flood. However, if the unthinkable happens, or even if you experience a power outage for non-emergency reasons, we want you to feel confident knowing your home elevator will not present a risk to your family’s safety. There are several actions you can take to help protect your elevator in certain situations, as well.

Safety features for emergency responsiveness

While all of our residential elevators have a long list of standard safety features, perhaps the most significant features are those that help you deal with power outages.

Battery Backup

There is a possibility that the power failure in your home may not be due to a serious emergency. However, free of being stuck in an elevator during a blackout which is recognizable to everyone because power outages are quite common.

Most home elevators come with standard battery backup, which will lower  the cab to its lowest designated landing and the doors open if the power goes out. This means you will not have to be stuck in an elevator in the dark.

Emergency Lighting and alarms

Emergency lighting and alarm bells can help in power outage situations. For example, if you need assistance from others when there is a power outage, you can stay by your elevator and activate the alarm in order to be located faster. It is most important to remember that this safety tip does not apply in fire emergencies. Always exit your home as quickly as possible in the event of a fire.