24-Hour Elevator offers a full range of service, repair, and modernization for most elevator makes and models. We can typically keep older elevators up and running, safely and economically, when most of the large companies are trying to convince building owners to modernize or upgrade perfectly good quality equipment.

Elevator Service

Our elevator service plans give you the right choices to keep your equipment running in optimal operating condition.  We can customize your service levels and intervals to create a service plan that meets your needs. Our elevator service plans help extend the life of your equipment and minimize equipment downtime through regularly scheduled preventive maintenance and system checkups. We employ qualified union personnel who pride themselves in the craft of elevator maintenance and customer service.

Elevator Repair

Our Repair Department is trained and equipped to perform testing to satisfy State Preliminary Orders, load tests, cab upgrades, ADA upgrades, single bottom cylinder replacements, and maintenance repairs to keep your elevators operating smoothly.

Our mechanics strive to be proactive when it comes to your elevator’s needs. We will work hard to identify issues. When your elevator is shut down, we will work with you to ensure that you are up to date on the repair status. If the repair is not covered under your maintenance contract, we will provide a detailed repair proposal for your review and approval.

Elevator Modernization

As elevators age and equipment becomes obsolete, interruptions in service and frequent shutdowns can occur. A modernization replaces those components that create operational and safety concerns.

In addition, modernization saves energy and money through more energy efficient operation, and allows building owners to achieve elevator compliance with changing seismic, fire, and ADA codes.

24 Hour Elevator uses quality non-proprietary control systems in all of our modernizations. From hydraulic to gearless elevators, we will provide you with a quality modernization that is reliable and efficient. Non-proprietary control systems keep you in charge of your elevator.

Refurbishing & Restoration

In San Diego, we have a diverse set of machinery at work in our buildings today, with some dating back to early 1900’s. These machines are all unique, and were built to last. We provide many ways to update function and aesthetics, while keeping the machine’s quality of character that is already present.

Lighting Sconces
Changing out old lighting fixtures for newer fixtures is an affordable and simple way to improve the appearance of your elevator cars, as well as enhancing energy efficiency.

New button styles using led technology in an array of color choices can really make the elevator stand out to your clients.

Doors and Hall Stations
Elevator doors are one of the first things you see and touch in the lobby. With the help of a top metal fabricator, we can put a new face on the lobby’s existing equipment.

Starter Replacement
The first line of defense in motor protection and improved energy efficiency is a new solid-state starter. The technology today is a world apart from earlier methods of power distribution and offers protection for vital elevator components.

Valve Replacement
Valve replacement is a simple procedure that can make a noticeable difference in the quality of the elevator riding experience, resulting in smoother lift operation.

We can install and support many elevator security options, including card sliders, floor lockouts, elevator access control panels, as well as elevator cameras.

Many older cars have a cabinet in the control operating panel for a customary sized phone, which was common for that day. We can eliminate this with the latest button-sized counterpart.


As conservation becomes more important for today’s building owners, it makes monetary and ethical sense to make the most of good equipment. With this in mind we have come up with the following elevator re-adjustment services:

Rail alignment and seismic welding
Rails are the backbone of the elevator. They give it direction and keep it true. The rails are attached to the building by thick metal brackets which, over time and use, can slip out of their settings. By using a distance guide, plumbs, and levels, we can fasten them back to the original – or in some cases better – condition than the day they were installed. Also, we offer welding services to improve the positive connection from the elevator guide system to the building.

Door operator functions
Proper operation of the doors can make or break the image of a conveyance in the minds of your customers. Local codes dictate door pressure and speed ranges. Door operator components have many functions.  With adjustment, we can fine tune performance to meet your preferences, while maintaining the highest regard for compliance and safety.

Valve sizing
Valve adjustment is an important component in the efficiency and overall “feel” of the elevator, and can sometimes cause the elevator car to over- or undershoot the floor.

A valve in need of adjustment is often overlooked, with the conclusion being that the elevator itself needs to be replaced. In addition to smoother elevator operation, valve replacement can reduce overall power consumption, since the motor does not have to compensate for the valve’s faults.

Hoist way door alignment
Doors can be the most costly of all elevator components if not maintained diligently. The majority of trouble calls, down cars, and entrapments are attributed to door failure.

Inspection & Compliance Testing

State safety inspection is a multipurpose activity. For a new device, the inspection serves to ensure that the device meets the Elevator Safety Orders that are being enforced at that time. It also verifies that the equipment installed complies with the design parameters. If the conveyance is new or altered, the certified installing company must generate the request.

An inspection is to be made when required by the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 6, Elevator Safety Orders (ESO).

Currently, an inspection is required when a device is first installed as new before it can be released for public use, or when alteration/modernization work is performed as outlined in the ESO.

A. Annual Inspection
Re-inspections of the devices covered by these regulations shall be as prescribed in Labor Code section 7304, which requires all elevators to be inspected at least once each year, but permits up to a two-year period if an elevator is in a safe condition for operation and is subject to a full maintenance service contract. A certified inspector, as defined in section 3003, may perform such re-inspections.

B. Five-year Inspection

C. Monthly Life Safety System Inspection
Monthly inspections are vital, not only for state compliance, but for the protection of property and people. State code 6.1 (operation of elevators under fire and other emergency conditions) states: “All elevators provided with firefighters service, check that the monthly testing be performed to ensure proper phase 1, and phase 2 operation.” We provide this service for customers in quarterly contracts, and as part of our service and maintenance programs.