At St. Louis Elevator Company, we understand a building owner's need for safe, efficient and reliable elevator operation at all times. We have I.U.E.C.- certified service technicians on call 24/7. We offer several different maintenance contracts to meet a variety of owner needs. We started our company as an elevator maintenance company, and it remains our priority to maintain the high level of service our customers have come to expect.
Our full-maintenance contract is the most popular, because it provides regular monthly examinations of all equipment and includes callback service for eight or 24 hours as needed to keep your elevators in peak condition. All equipment is covered except as excluded on your contract. Parts not excluded are replaced at no extra charge. Service calls are included (except as excluded as in misuse, vandalism, power failures, etc.).
O & G Contract
Our oil-and-grease contract provides regular monthly examinations and includes lubrication, minor adjustments and inspection of the safety circuits only. Service calls and parts are an extra charge. Any major repair required will be quoted for approval.
We can customize either of the above contracts to fit your particular needs or budget, whether it be for residential or commercial equipment. Call or contact us today for a free quote.
At St. Louis Elevator Company, we provide service and repair of virtually any brand or manufacturer of elevator. As an independent service company, our technicians are familiar with all types of elevator and lift equipment. We also perform upgrades and testing as may be required by codes.
The Americans with Disabilities Act provides accessibility standards for elevators. Listed below are items commonly needed for compliance with the code.
- New lowered hall and car stations with proper style and signage
- Emergency alarm bell
- In-car illumination in the event of power failure
- A hands-free phone pre-programmed to communicate with assistance personnel 24 hours a day
Annual and Periodic Inspections
We also perform full-load, no-load and governor tests. Call us today for a quote on your annual or five-year tests.
We offer replacement of components of an existing elevator with components that perform the same functions, but with greater efficiency or accuracy. We can replace individual components or complete systems depending on the need. Regardless of manufacturer or design, we can evaluate and recommend innovative techniques and solutions. We will ensure that each system is expertly and efficiently upgraded to the latest industry standards, including local and state codes.
We only install non-proprietary microprocessor controllers. While some competitors only use proprietary equipment to lock their clients into long-term contracts, we assure that you will receive the best system available for your needs. Some benefits of a modernization are listed below:
- Eliminate high repair costs–Old worn out equipment is less dependable, less safe, and more costly and time-consuming to troubleshoot. More often than not, delaying the process results in wasteful repair of obsolete components that cannot be absorbed in the needed modernization.
- Ensure passenger safety and peace of mind–Modernization brings new, more reliable equipment. More importantly, it brings state-of-the-art equipment and makes an elevator system that is safer and more readily maintained.
- Avoid costly downtime–Equipment needing continual babysitting due to its marginal condition does not complement the needs of the building.
Components of a Typical Elevator Modernization
Controller and Fire-Service Addition
Our controllers are microprocessor based, non-proprietary, and have the ability to connect with your building's fire alarm system.
Replacement of the entire unit is generally recommended, as opposed to individual parts replacement. All components will be new and designed for the capacity and speed of the elevator. The motor, pump and piping will be submersed in a new reservoir.
In most older elevators, call-button fixtures were not installed according to A.D.A. guidelines. Updating requires that all hall-and-call button fixtures be lowered to the code-required height. New fixtures allow you to integrally add items, such as emergency lighting, digital position and direction indicators, hands free phones, fire service switches, etc.
Replacement of the retractable-car-door safety edge and two-beam electric eyes with an infrared curtain is an improvement and safety enhancement that will allow unlimited protection spanning the entire door-opening height, such that any obstruction would cause the doors to automatically retract.
This system replaces the two-beam electric eyes/safety edge that can cause serious injury with protection that has no moving parts to get misaligned.
Code requires new or replacement in-ground hydraulic installations to include a bottom plate plus a safety bulkhead all encased in PVC. The safety bulkhead features an opening to limit the elevator's descent should a failure occur in the double-bottomed cylinder. The PVC-encased cylinder minimizes the risk from corrosion and leakage due to electrolysis.