Elevators are in disrepair and have frequent breakdowns, which are common problems in old communities.

Elevator renewal is not only related to the personal safety and living experience of residents, but also affects the quality and effect of renovation projects in old communities.

  It is difficult to retrofit old elevators. The difficulty lies in the fact that elevators, as large public facilities, are relatively expensive to maintain and replace. Moreover, because multiple entities such as property owners, owners, and communities are involved, communication and negotiation are difficult.

As the number of elevators continues to increase, the number of old elevators that have been in operation for many years is also rapidly increasing. The safety risks caused by the functional degradation of elevator components have received widespread attention.

  Promoting the reasonable and effective renovation of old elevators will play a positive role in improving residents' happiness and improving the living environment, facilities, and services in urban communities.

  At the national level, it is recommended to further improve the policy for the renewal and renovation of old elevators.

At the same time, a list of problematic elevators will be established to clarify the main responsibilities for renovation and renewal, so that there are rules and examples to follow for the renovation of old elevators.

  Relevant departments should strengthen supervision and inspection of elevator management and incorporate the renovation of old elevators into government livelihood security projects.

Through the method of "physical examination first, then renovation", the hidden dangers of old elevators can be checked, and targeted renovation plans can be formulated to improve the effectiveness of the renovation.

  Encourage multiple channels to raise funds for renovation, strengthen funding guarantees, and work together to solve funding problems.

Promote the optimization of government investment and provide more financial support; guide and mobilize residents to participate in investment and accelerate the renovation of old elevators; actively introduce social capital, attract the participation of business entities, and broaden the sources of funds.

  For "elderly" elevators, maintenance should be maintained and "retirement" should be "retired" in order to better protect the safety of citizens taking elevators.

  Lai Qichun

  (Economic Daily)