Frequently Asked Questions
How often does my
elevator need to be inspected?
The State of
Wisconsin requires annual inspections, after which a 1-year
permit to operate for code-compliant units is issued.
If a serious safety violation is found during an inspection, a
billable re-inspection might be required to verify that the
violation has been corrected. In the case of a minor violation,
sending written notice of correction may suffice. Some elevator
owners choose to have an additional inspection done for
insurance or managerial purposes (not required by the State of
Wisconsin). On some units, a
Hydro Pressure Test, Cat 1 or Cat 5 Test could be applicable.
Who will do my inspections?
You have the right to use any qualified inspection service. If
you don't exercise your right to do so, a State subcontracted
inspection will be performed by default... on
Wisconsin Elevator Inspection, Inc. is a user-friendly private
inspection business. We work for YOU. Utilizing
us for your inspection is as simple as letting us know. We'll
take care of the rest.
And you are always free to cancel at any time.
What is QEI?
QEI stands for
Qualified Elevator Inspector. Your Wisconsin Elevator
Inspection, Inc. inspector is QEI certified through the National Association of
Elevator Safety Authorities International under the authority of the
American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
What if Iím cited for an
Inspection, Inc. is your friend.
If we find a
violation, it is to your benefit so that you may correct the problem for the
safety of all who use your elevator. If a serious safety violation is found,
a billable re-inspection may be necessary to verify that the problem has
been corrected before a new permit to operate is issued. For minor
violations, a letter stating that the problem has been corrected may
doesnít my maintenance company do my annual inspection?
Inspection companies do not perform maintenance or service
tasks. Maintenance/service companies do not perform annual inspections.
That would be a conflict of interest.
Who do I call
elevatorís service company if you have one. That information may be located
on a placard in your elevator or service room. For your benefit, we have
provided names and phone numbers of service companies listed with the State
of Wisconsin on our Resources page.
permit is expired, what should I do?
Elevator Inspection, Inc. a call at (262) 567-4400.
We will make you a priority.
Why choose Wisconsin Elevator Inspection, Inc.?
Wisconsin Elevator Inspection, Inc. is a local
Wisconsin owned business proudly serving Wisconsin customers
with timely inspections, honesty, integrity and value. And while
other inspections may generate out-of-state or overseas funds,
your Wisconsin Elevator Inspection, Inc. dollars stay right here
in Wisconsin. We take care of YOU!