Reaching new heights since 1946

A few tips to keep your elevator up and running throughout the winter from our service department:

Look Out For Standing Water

To help minimize service calls, be on the lookout for standing water, snow and ice that may be in the lobby landing or hatch door sills. Piled snow and ice can prevent door movement and be a safety hazard. Property managers/building owners may put antifreeze in the door tracks to prevent freezing. Safe entrance and exit is a priority for passengers.

Remove Drifts & Ice

Clear out snow drifts and piled ice near your elevator doors on each landing. Ice can prevent water from draining properly, causing it to run down the hoistway, damaging equipment.

Check The Temperature

In order for elevator equipment to operate correctly, machine room temperatures must be properly maintained or climate controlled. Shifts in temperature can create condensation that can cause electric malfunctions. A controlled climate is normally achieved through HVAC systems, which must be on and properly set. In some cases auxiliary heat installment is required. Delaware Elevator can provide supplemental immersion heaters, which are installed in the hydraulic reservoirs to assist in properly maintaining the temperature of hydraulic elevators.


We are the nation’s largest independent elevator company, serving our community and beyond since 1946. Our team is proud to deliver superior service and an extensive line of vertical transportation solutions to fit a range of individual needs.


We’ve been providing safe and reliable elevator service, repair and maintenance for 4 generations and over 75 years. That’s a lot of time and a lot more vertical trips! Today, our passion and commitment to our trade will surpass your expectations.


Here at Delaware Elevator, we take care of each other. Our dedication to our team members has made us the largest independent elevator company in the nation – but it’s just one big family to us!


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Established in 1946, Delaware Elevator, Inc. is a family-owned, full service elevator company. Our corporate office is based in Salisbury, MD. Other branch locations include Virginia Beach, VA; Upper Marlboro, MD; Wilmington, DE; Minnesota, the Carolinas and Florida. Our various locations make it convenient to reach all of our existing and potential customers.


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