Important Elevator Safety Code and Compliance Updates

A set of revisions was made to the safety code for residential elevators – the ASME 17.1/CSA B44 – to prevent entrapment and injury of small children between the hoistway door and the car door.

The Advantages of an Inclinator™ Serenity Wheelchair Lift

Millions of Americans are faced with mobility challenges that can prohibit their ability to get into or around their own home. Some are forced to turn to care facilities that can accommodate their needs, but most people, when given the [...]

The Advantages of Building Up

Residential elevators have not only changed the way we age in place, but also how builders and homeowners look at future house designs. There’s great value in building up rather than out, from cost savings to a reduction in roofing/foundation [...]

Why Installing a Residential Elevator is Worth the Investment

Elevators have become not only a welcome addition but a justified investment for many homeowners. In the early days, residential elevators were a status symbol—an indication of wealth and affluence—but that has changed over time. Residential elevators now offer affordable [...]

How to Help Your Loved Ones Age in Place

Watching a loved one get older is never easy. However, having to watch them age in a facility rather than the home they love simply makes a difficult situation harder. Unfortunately, for many people, the needs of their elderly loved [...]

7 Rules of Elevator Etiquette

Most adults realize that every environment—be it the workplace, a restaurant, or even a taxi cab—has its own set of best practices and rules to follow. These rules are typically followed to ensure that everyone stays safe, comfortable, and moves [...]

Why Residential Elevators Are Worth It

Purchasing and installing a residential elevator can appear, at first glance, to be a sizeable investment, both in space and in money. That’s fair because it’s true: owning an elevator and having it installed takes time, resources, and space. One [...]

Why Choose a Residential Elevator?

Residential elevators have many different functions, but ultimately they serve to make your life at home comfortable and more convenient. Still, many people may not realize just how much of an investment residential elevators can be—not from a financial standpoint, [...]

5 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

Homeowners have to be forward thinking these days. Building upon and improving your home’s value can make selling it down the road much easier, and more profitable. In the age of unstable housing markets, it’s important to follow good maintenance [...]

Mobility in your Home!

Meeting the Needs of Your Family Today, Brendan Kirby hit the road meeting Bill and Linda Bohmbach from Home Healthsmith so that we could see firsthand how this great local company is helping people  stay in their homes after an [...]