Elevators are an essential tool for many commuters in Sydney.
When they are not in use, they are the primary means of getting around.
The city has about 2,500 elevators in use in the city centre and surrounding suburbs, many of which are used by people with disabilities.
But there are many more that have not been used in years and many of those are poorly maintained.
If you are one of them, here are some things you can do to improve the condition of your elevator: 1.
Most elevators have a water reservoir inside the shaft, and many are leaky.
If you have an elevator, do not use it to get to your car.
Clean the inside and outside of the elevator shaft to make sure there are no contaminants.
Fix the elevator.
If your elevator is not being used, replace it with a better one.
Fix a problem.
If an elevator has a water valve, do your best to keep the water from running into the shaft.
Remove debris from the elevator and make sure the water flow is not restricted by debris or pipes.
Install a water filter.
If the water is flowing into the elevator, install a water filtration system and remove debris from that area.
Install an emergency alarm.
If a water pressure valve has not been installed and the elevator has been used for a while, install an emergency warning alarm.
Replace the elevator hose.
If there is a water leak, install water hoses and replace the hose.
Add a lift pad.
Add the floor of the lift pad to the water tank to keep water out.
Install new elevators.
Replace your old elevator and then upgrade the system to the new system.
Add sprinklers to the elevator system.
If all your water supply is being used for elevators, install sprinklers in the water system to make the water run more slowly.
Replace pipes and fittings.
If pipes and other fittings are leaking, install new ones.
Install more sprinklers.
If sprinklers are not working properly, install more sprinkler systems to make them work better.
If sinks are leaking or have become clogged with debris, replace them.
Fix your elevator shaft.
Replace elevator shafts that have deteriorated and that are leaking water.
If escalators have deteriorated or are leaking smoke, replace the escalators or install new escalators in a similar location.
Install sprinklers for the elevator platform.
If elevator platforms have deteriorated, replace elevator platform sinks with sprinklers installed at the base of the platform to keep them from clogging.
Install extra water to keep elevators from overheating.
Install water pumps, fans and sprinklers if the elevators are overheating or have stopped working.
Add extra sprinklers or pumps to the lift.
If elevators start overheating, add extra sprinkler units to the platforms to keep it from getting out of control.
Replace or upgrade your elevators with newer ones.
Check your elevator systems for any signs of age or deterioration.
Read more about elevators at APM Reports.