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Elevators are indispensable in public places where in hundreds of people use them several times a day. However, repeated and continuous use results in potential problems or wear and tear of these accessibility systems, all the more reason why timely elevator servicing, repairs and maintenance is crucial.
According to a recent report, the City of Orlando is spending US$1.1 million to renovate its four 23-year-old elevators that serve City Hall. The frequent breakdown of elevators in City Hall poses serious problems and this led the authorities to take the decision to replace them.
Most of the elevators in City Hall do not function properly all the time. They are basically obsolete and it’s quite difficult to get parts needed for refurbishment. In fact, the City Hall had one lift that remained defunct for almost a year.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said, “I myself have been trapped on those elevators three separate times, mostly on Saturdays. So I have had OFD come to respond to get me out of the elevator. So they are very antiquated and it is time to replace them”.
The new devices to be replaced will be green elevators that actually generate their own power. The brake systems will provide power instead of using it. On calculating the cost for about 15 years, it is estimated that the four lifts would be able to save $73,000 a year in order to pay for themselves.
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