HOA Elevator Refurbishing Ideas to Tackle While Everyone Is Staying Inside

How to Refurbish a HOA Elevator

Get Your Elevator Inspected

Your elevators should be inspected by a professional at least once a year (monthly inspections are ideal) -- these inspections may be required by state and/or local law depending on your region. Inspectors will check every aspect of your elevator, including circuit breakers, fluids, pulleys, flooring, lighting, buttons, sensors, smoke detectors, and more. They will also test the elevator’s overall function, taking it to different levels and making sure doors open and close properly. The duration of these inspections can vary depending on various factors, but it’s safe to assume that your elevator will be out of order for a few hours while this process takes place. If most of your residents are staying inside anyway, this minor and necessary interruption shouldn’t cause too much of a stir.

HOA Painting: Touch Up the Trim and Wall Surrounding Your Elevator

The inspections described above are mainly focused on your elevator’s proper and safe function. However, the way your elevator looks matters, too, affecting your property’s value and your residents’ satisfaction. Even if the elevator itself doesn’t require a new coat of paint, the areas surrounding its entrance might. Winter is a great time to hire interior painting services for such a task, whether you decide to introduce a new wall/trim color or simply touch up the previous paint job. Also, keep in mind that while this project might take a day or two, it won’t necessarily get in the way of elevator use, as long as your professional painting contractors do not obstruct the doors while working.

Repaint the Doors and Cabin

Because elevators are used so frequently, it’s common for their paint jobs to get scuffed up and smudged over time. If it’s been several years since you repainted the doors and/or inside of your elevator(s), you might consider hiring local painting services to apply fresh coatings. Unlike painting the trim and walls around your elevator, however, painting the doors and cabin will render your elevator out of order during the painting process and afterward to allow for proper curing and drying. All in all, your elevator might be off-limits for 3-5 days -- this lapse will likely affect your residents and guests, forcing them to use stairs or ramps to get up and down floors (unless you have multiple elevators). Again, though, getting this done during the winter makes more sense than doing it over the summer when people come in and out frequently.

Elevate Your HOA This Winter

Painting commonly-used spaces and appliances is always a challenge, but your elevator(s) need to be updated at some point. What better time to tackle this project than the season that keeps most people indoors? At Endure Painting, our commercial and residential painting services are equipped to face any and all painting challenges -- even elevators. For more information regarding our skills and services, call us at (510) 458-2120 or send us an email at hello@endurepainting.com.

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