You know that in order to keep your elevator running smoothly, you have to have a solid maintenance contract with a reliable company. This involves making sure you choose the right plan. The right plan should balance a quality of service with a price you can afford. Most service companies offer a range of plans. These plans vary in both the types of service provided and the cost.
In general, the least expensive plan will give you regular inspections where issues will be reported. Sometimes these plans also include general maintenance, like lubrication. Moving up a step, the next type of plan is generally called an on-demand plan. This offers contracted labor rates. It is important to note that in these two plans, the cost of any parts is not included. So, that is something worth considering because it would be an extra cost above and beyond what you are already paying for the basic maintenance contract.
More involved plans will offer much more coverage. One option is a full-service maintenance plan. This type of plan includes preventative measures. If there is a repair that needs made, the plan also covers the labor and parts. Regular routine service is done and careful documentation is maintained by the service company. This can take a lot of responsibility off the shoulders of building management. Another option is an all-inclusive plan. This is going to cost the most, but is rather simple is design. You pay one monthly fee and the service company basically manages everything with the elevator.
It is essential when choosing a maintenance plan that building management makes sure to consider:
- Amount of use
- Past issues
- Average repair costs
When it comes to securing a service plan for your building’s elevator, you have to choose carefully. While cost is important, you also need to make sure the plan coverage is the best for your needs. To learn more about the best value is service plans, give our experts at SunCoast Elevator a call at (305) 690-0955.