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Lift Breakdowns

Whatever issue you’re having, whether it’s a breakdown or malfunction, our team of qualified engineers are more than capable of carrying out first-class lift repairs to get your lift functioning as good as new.

When lift malfunctions or lift breakdowns occur, it’s difficult not to panic. At some point in its life cycle, every lift will have some sort of mechanical issue. With our lift breakdowns, lift refurbishment and/or lift maintenance services, you can make sure that your lift is working in top-notch condition and is safe from any future malfunctions and breakdowns.

Lift breakdowns (repairs) are a crucial part in the life cycle of any lift as a breakdown could occur at any point. Although lift breakdowns are an urgent matter, it’s vital that your lift is repaired by fully-trained, qualified lift engineers that know exactly what to do. Shoddy lift repairs can cause long-term damage to your lift and can quite easily make it so that a malfunction or breakdown is more likely to happen in the future.

A lift component
A lift shaft

With over 50 years of experience in installing, repairing, maintaining and servicing lifts, Vertical Lift Services North West is more than capable of conducting first-class lift repairs that’ll fix any malfunctions whilst restoring your lift to its former condition. If you’d like to assess the condition of your lift in case of a breakdown, contact us about our lift maintenance service and we’ll thoroughly inspect the state of your lift.

All members of our team are fully-trained professionals with NVQ, IOSH, CSCS, Asbestos and Full Disclosure qualifications, so you can have full confidence in our ability to deliver first-class lift repairs that’ll fully restore your lift to its full working condition.

Frequent Breakdowns

Like any other emergency, lift breakdowns can strike at any time – day or night. At Vertical Lift Services North West, our team are available 24 hours a day to attend callouts at any time.

With our qualified and experienced team of engineers, you can be assured that our emergency callouts are conducted in a professional and timely manner that’ll help to keep panic at a minimum whilst repairing your lift in a fast, efficient and risk-free way. Once we’ve identified the issue, we’ll help to ensure that the same malfunction doesn’t happen again – leaving you with a fully-restored and safer lift.

Preventing Lift Breakdowns

The most effective way to prevent lift breakdowns is to have regular lift servicing/maintenance. When servicing a lift, we’ll thoroughly inspect all the features and components that can cause a breakdown, these include:

  • Control Panel

  • Call Buttons

  • Power & Electrics

  • Lighting

  • Shaft Signalling Equipment

  • Drive Unit

  • Emergency Alarm

  • Door Mechanisms

  • Wires & Cables

  • Lubrications

A lift shaft

Lift maintenance should ideally be scheduled several times a year to completely minimise the risk of breakdowns or even small malfunctions. Naturally, the more a lift is used, the likelier it is to malfunction or break down. As lifts are used multiple times each day, the wear and tear can quickly accumulate.

Cables & Wires

Out of all the components, these are the ones that suffer the most wear and tear, and although they’re always incredibly robust, they’re frequently carrying heavy weights up and down each day.


Lubrication is something that should be maintained fairly often. Over time, the lubrication that is applied to the wires can dry up and become less effective, hindering the movement of your lift.

Power Supply

As with most every electrical device, a shortage of power or a malfunction within your power supply can cause lift breakdowns and malfunctions. With proper lift maintenance, your power supply should be one of the first things that is checked.

Door Mechanisms

Door mechanisms incorporate countless small components that could start to malfunction at any time. If your lift doors are slowing down or becoming less seamless, make sure to schedule maintenance or repairs urgently.

We’re on call 24/7 to react promptly to your lift breakdowns.

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