The hoistway is the hole in which the elevator cab runs through. Equipment such as wires and control boxes lie in this space. The hoistway could look very different in each elevator shaft, depending on its design. At the end of the day, this is where most dust and trash builds up. Day to day activities bring dirt into the door track and sills. Clean door sills are crucial for the correct function of the elevator doors. If there is construction in a building, the dust particles will find their way into the hoistway and collect on the beams and equipment. Regular cleaning of the hoistway is important to maintain a clean and safe elevator unit not only for technicians but for regular passengers.
Machine Room Cleaning
Separate from the elevator cab and pit, there is another area in a building that deals with the elevator – the machine room. The elevator machine room is where the drives and controllers are located. Overtime the devices can begin to leak oil, and trash and dust will accumulate in the space. It is important to maintain the machine room slip-free, so that elevator technicians can work safely and accordingly. Machine room cleaning is a simple, yet necessary service that could prevent many issues.
Sump-Pump Removal & Replacement
Water intrusion in an elevator pit is a common problem – to remedy the issue many areas regulated that a system must be placed in a pit to remove water: a sump-pump. This is found in ASME A17.1 the Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. The elevator pit sump pump removes water and pushes it into a waterway, such as a sewer, without harm. When the sump-pump encounters oil it sends a signal, and stops working. Pumping oily water into your areas waterway is illegal and dangerous. That is when an oily water recovery company, like TG Oil Services, is contacted to remove the pooled oil and water.
If there are sprinklers in the elevator hoistway then a sump-pump is required because it is the only way to effectively remove the sprinkler water. If your elevator unit demands a sump-pump then we suggest on ensuring that the device is well maintained. Like any mechanical part it will break over time if its condition is overlooked. If your sump-pump is not operational then call TG Oil Services today to schedule an inspection and we will replace the sump-pump immediately and give you a 2-year warranty on parts and labor.