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Elevator Inspection Services

Elevator Inspection

Welcome to Suburban Elevator, your premier destination for Elevator Inspection Services in Chicago, IL. Elevators are the lifeline of your property, and ensuring their safety and reliability is our top priority. With a team of certified experts, a commitment to compliance, and a range of value-added services, we are your trusted partner in elevating safety and performance.

Elevate Your Safety with Professional Inspection Services


At Suburban Elevator, we understand that elevator safety is paramount. If you own a residential building, commercial property, or industrial facility in Chicago, IL, it is important to ensure that your elevators operate safely. This is not only a legal obligation but also a moral responsibility. Our elevator inspection services can help you fulfill this duty comprehensively.

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Why Choose Suburban Elevator for Elevator Inspections?

Expertise You Can Trust

Our team of certified elevator inspectors in Chicago, IL, possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge. We inform you about the latest industry standards and regulations to offer excellent inspection services.


Comprehensive Inspections

We leave no stone unturned during our inspections. Our meticulous approach ensures that every component of your elevator system is examined thoroughly, from the control panel to the safety mechanisms.


Timely and Efficient Services

We understand that time is of the essence. Our prompt response and efficient inspection process minimize elevator downtime, keeping your property operations running smoothly.

Detailed Inspection Reports

After a thorough inspection, we provide a detailed report outlining any issues, necessary repairs, and compliance status. Transparency in the information empowers you to make well-informed decisions regarding your elevators.


Compliance with Regulations

Our inspections strictly adhere to local, state, and federal regulations, ensuring that your elevators comply with safety standards.


Cost-Effective Solutions

We prioritize safety without breaking the bank. Our competitive pricing and cost-effective recommendations help you maintain safe elevators within your budget.

Don't compromise on safety. Contact us now for top-notch elevator inspection services and value-added solutions in Chicago, IL. Elevate your elevators today!

CALL US TODAY  847-783-6200

The Elevator Inspection Process

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Visual Inspection

  • Examination of elevator components, including cables, pulleys, and electrical systems.

  • Assessment of the elevator's physical condition, cleanliness, and signage.

Functional Testing

  • Testing the elevator's operation under different conditions to ensure it functions smoothly and safely.

  • Checking emergency systems, door operation, and safety features.

Compliance Verification

  • Ensuring that the elevator adheres to local and national safety codes and regulations.

  • Verifying the presence and functionality of safety devices, such as interlocks and emergency stop buttons.

Maintenance Recommendations

  • Providing recommendations for maintenance and repairs based on inspection findings.

  • Assisting in scheduling and implementing necessary elevator maintenance and repairs.

Our elevator inspection process is meticulous and covers various crucial aspects:

Elevator Inspection Services Tailored to Your Needs


Suburban Elevator offers a range of elevator inspection services in Chicago, IL, to accommodate various property types and elevator systems:


Residential Elevator Inspections

For homeowners and property managers, our inspections ensure the safety and reliability of residential elevator. We offer flexible scheduling to minimize disruption to your daily routine.


Commercial Elevator Inspections

Elevate the safety of your employees and visitors with our comprehensive commercial elevator inspections.

Ensure compliance with building codes and avoid potential legal issues.


Industrial Elevator Inspections

Keep your industrial operations running smoothly with our expert inspections. Our team is trained to handle the unique challenges of industrial elevator systems.

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Ensure the safety and reliability of your elevators with Suburban Elevator's expert inspection services in Chicago, IL. Book your inspection today to stay compliant and secure.

Safety Assurance - Routine elevator inspections are a critical aspect of maintaining elevator safety. Elevators carry people and goods every day, and ensuring their safety is paramount. Our inspections uncover potential hazards and ensure that your elevator operates safely.


Legal Compliance - In Chicago, IL, and across the United States, elevator inspections are not just a good practice but a legal requirement. Non-compliance can result in hefty fines and legal repercussions. Suburban Elevator ensures your elevators meet all regulatory requirements, keeping you in compliance.


Minimized Downtime - A well-maintained elevator is less likely to break down. Routine inspections help identify minor issues before they escalate into costly and time-consuming repairs. This minimizes elevator downtime, which can disrupt your daily operations.


Enhanced Longevity - Regular inspections and maintenance extend the lifespan of your elevators. Replacing an elevator is a significant investment, so taking preventive measures to ensure their longevity makes financial sense.


Improved Reputation - Whether you manage a residential building, a commercial property, or an industrial facility, the safety of your elevator system reflects on your reputation. Regular elevator inspections by Suburban Elevator demonstrate your commitment to safety and can positively impact your image.

The Importance of Routine Elevator Inspections

Signs Your Elevator Needs Inspection

  • Unusual Noises - If your elevator is making strange noises, it may indicate mechanical problems that require inspection.

  • Inconsistent Speed or Jerky Movements - Elevators should move smoothly and at a consistent speed. Any erratic movements should be investigated immediately.

  • Doors Malfunctioning - Elevator doors should open and close smoothly and safely. If you notice issues with door operation, it's time for an inspection.

  • Frequent Breakdowns - Frequent breakdowns are a clear sign that your elevator needs attention. Our inspections can identify the root causes and help prevent future breakdowns.

  • Worn or Damaged Components - Visible wear and tear on elevator components, such as cables, buttons, or handrails, should not be ignored. These issues can lead to safety hazards.

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Elevator Inspection Checklist


Our comprehensive elevator inspection checklist covers various aspects of your elevator system:


Hoistway and Pit Inspection

  • Examination of hoistway conditions.

  • Inspection of pit conditions, including structural integrity and cleanliness.

Electrical Systems Inspection

  • Testing and evaluation of electrical components.

  • Verification of proper grounding and wiring.

Safety Devices Inspection

  • Testing and verification of safety devices, including emergency brakes and overspeed governors.

  • Inspection of fire service and emergency power systems.

Mechanical Components Inspection

  • Examination of mechanical components such as cables, pulleys, and counterweights.

  • Lubrication and maintenance recommendations.

Control System Inspection

  • Assessment of the control panel and its functionality.

  • Verification of the operation of call buttons and floor indicators.

Elevator Inspection Reporting

Following each inspection, Suburban Elevator provides a detailed report that includes:

  • Inspection date and time

  • Identification of inspected elevators

  • A summary of findings, including any issues or deficiencies

  • Recommendations for maintenance and repairs

  • Compliance status with relevant codes and regulations

Our reports are clear, concise, and designed to help you make informed decisions about your elevator system.


Elevator Inspection Services: Beyond Compliance

At Suburban Elevator, we go above and beyond mere compliance when it comes to elevator inspection services in Chicago, IL. Our commitment to elevating safety extends to providing value-added services that ensure your elevators are not only compliant but also optimized for performance and longevity.

Preventive Maintenance Plans

Elevator systems benefit greatly from preventive maintenance. We offer customized maintenance plans tailored to your specific elevator needs. Regular maintenance helps identify and address potential issues before they become major problems, saving you time and money in the long run.


Modernization and Upgrades

If your elevators are aging or showing signs of wear and tear, it may be time for modernization or upgrades. Suburban Elevator can assess your elevators and recommend cost-effective solutions to improve safety, energy efficiency, and overall performance.


Emergency Services

Elevator emergencies can happen when you least expect them. Suburban Elevator offers 24/7 emergency services to ensure that any unexpected issues are resolved promptly, minimizing disruption to your operations.

Accessibility Upgrades

With a growing emphasis on accessibility, we can help you make your elevators more inclusive. Our experts can install and upgrade features like Braille signage, audible announcements, and wheelchair accessibility, ensuring your elevators meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements.


Energy Efficiency Assessments

Elevators can consume a significant amount of energy. Our team can assess your elevators and recommend energy-efficient solutions, such as LED lighting, regenerative drives, and power-saving features, helping you reduce operating costs.


Training and Education

Elevator safety is a shared responsibility. We offer training and educational programs for property managers, building owners, and elevator operators to ensure everyone understands the importance of safe elevator operation and maintenance.

Elevator Inspection FAQs

How often should I have my elevator inspected?

The frequency of elevator inspections varies depending on factors such as elevator type and usage. In general, residential elevators should be inspected annually, while commercial and industrial elevators may require more frequent inspections, typically every 6 to 12 months.


What happens during an elevator inspection?

During an elevator inspection, our certified inspectors assess various aspects of the elevator system, including mechanical, electrical, and safety components. They also check for compliance with local regulations and provide a detailed report of their findings.


Why should I choose Suburban Elevator for elevator inspections?

Suburban Elevator is a trusted name in elevator inspection services in Chicago, IL. Our experienced team, commitment to safety, and comprehensive approach ensure that your elevators are in top-notch condition. We also offer additional preventive maintenance and modernization services to enhance your elevator systems.


Do you offer emergency elevator services?

Yes, we provide 24/7 emergency elevator services to address unexpected issues promptly and ensure the safety and convenience of elevator users.

Schedule Your Elevator Inspection Today!

Don't compromise on elevator safety. Elevate your peace of mind with Suburban Elevator's professional elevator inspection services in Chicago, IL. Our commitment to excellence, expertise, and compliance ensures that your elevators are in safe hands.


Contact us today to schedule an inspection or to learn more about our comprehensive elevator services. Elevate your safety with Suburban Elevator!


Remember, elevator safety is not a choice; it's a necessity. Trust Suburban Elevator for all your elevator inspection needs in Chicago, IL, and ensure the safety of everyone who rides your elevators.




130 Prairie lake road, unit D

East Dundee, IL 60118

Phone 847-783-6200

Fax 847-783-6201


250 E Wisconsin Ave #1800

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone 414-943-9022

Fax 414-943-9025


Suburban Elevator began in the Chicago land area back in 1994.  The owners, Carmen Galante and Chris Anderson, teamed up to form what was one of the largest independent elevator companies in the country. 



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130 Prairie lake road, unit D

East Dundee, IL 60118

Phone 847-783-6200

Fax 847-783-6201

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