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These Tips Can Help You Choose The Perfect Dumbwaiter

Convenience is pretty much the single biggest advantage a dumbwaiter brings to any building, as it carries food and dishes between floors. It now makes a huge difference to kitchens in restaurants too, along with hotels and banquet halls. Choosing the right dumbwaiter for home use involves taking more things into consideration than just the manufacturer's reputation though. Here are a few tips that can help you pick a suitable dumbwaiter.

Construction and costs

Naturally, the first thing to consider is if a dumbwaiter can be installed. Can it travel vertically through the floor to the correct landing? Are there any obstructions that may prevent it from traveling straight up and down? Is there enough space to build a hoist-way with room for the guide rail, cables and overhead? Spend some time understanding the site and space dimension where the dumbwaiter will be installed. They can be customized for different installing environments, but also think about how this will affect costs. Evaluate how much you are willing to pay on the basis of how much time and labor you will save. It also makes sense to turn to a professional at this stage, so you can get a free assessment to determine the appropriate location for the dumbwaiter.

Installation and maintenance

Speaking to a professional is also recommended because only licensed professionals can install any elevating device. Established firms like Bramalea Elevator Ltd. give you access to experts who can also answer any queries you may have during the installation process.

Loads, travel and stops

Loads refer to the weight and size of items that will go into a dumbwaiter. Residential dumbwaiters tend to have a weight capacity of between 100 lb. and 200 lb. Travel is determined by measuring from the floor of the car at the lowest landing to the highest landing. As for the number of stops, most dumbwaiters allow up to three or four stops. Other things to consider are the finishes, cab gates that can be roll top, bi-part and collapsible, and landing doors.

Looking for great dumbwaiters?

If you’re looking for a company that can install and maintain great quality dumbwaiters, Bramalea Elevator Ltd. provides custom-made solutions for vertical transportation. Our dumbwaiters have a capacity of up to 600 lb., use non-proprietary parts and meet elevator safety standard ASMI 17.1 & CSA B44. For more information, contact us today.

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