The news is splattered with the challenges commercial buildings are facing. The post-pandemic work-at-home trend leaves commercial real estate buildings with the same operating costs as before but less revenue. The Elevator Consultants clients are asking how elevator consulting services can help. Regarding elevators and escalators, there are a few steps property managers can review:
- Have an elevator consultant review your maintenance contract and look for the hidden terms that may allow you to reduce your rate, i.e., occupancy clause, elevator usage, etc.
- Have an elevator audit completed to ensure you are receiving the service you’ve paid for. If you are not receiving preventative maintenance, consider looking at reliability-centered maintenance. Look at industry benchmarks on your equipment to determine the best practices your equipment may need. This simple step may save you by implementing a strategy your elevators and escalators need and allow you to uncover you may be paying for services you might not need.
- Review all invoices from your elevator services provider. This easy yet often-overlooked step will help prevent errors on invoices that are common throughout the country.
These elevator consulting services are simple steps that have helped commercial real estate buildings reduce cost, save time and be more competitive. The economy is uncertain, and every procedure can help a building.