How to Keep Your Elevator Clean

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Keeping Your Elevator Clean

Commercial buildings and offices around the U.S. are frantically searching for cleaning solutions. It is important to remember that as you are cleaning your commercial elevator, whether this is regular maintenance or COVID-19 protection, you need to make sure that you are not damaging your elevator with the wrong chemicals. Here is your guide to commercial elevator cleaning.

Cleaning Practices

When choosing a cleaning solution, remember that elevators are intricate machines that must be handled with care. If your elevator utilizes polycarbonate fixtures, avoid bleach-based solutions, as they will react negatively with each other. The majority of an elevator can be disinfected with an alcohol-based solution. However, an alcohol-based cleaner should never be directly applied to the elevator buttons. Spraying the buttons directly may cause the cleaner to seep into the control panel, damaging it internally.

Sills and Tracks

The tracks on your elevator doors accumulate dust, dirt, and other debris. Start by vacuuming the tracks to remove as much dirt and debris as possible. Then, with a non-abrasive cleaner, scrub the stainless steel to get the remaining dirt and grime.   

Elevator Pits

When you clean the elevator pit, you should always have a technician on site. They can ensure that there are proper locks on the elevator to keep you safe while in the pit. Your elevator pit may be filled with dust, dirt, and even trash. Anything that falls through the cracks between the elevator doors will fall to the pit. Trash buildup in the elevator pit can attract rodents and negatively affect the moving parts of your elevator. 

Floors and Mirrors

Be sure to regularly clean the floors and walls of your elevator. Vacuum the elevator floor often to avoid a buildup of dirt and germs, especially if it is carpeted. Sanitize the walls and any railings that line the inside of the elevator. Consider specialized stainless-steel cleaning agents that can provide a streak-free finish to the walls and doors of the elevator.

Make sure your property is prepared for employees to return safely. When cleaning and sanitizing, be sure to pay special attention to the elevators, as they are one of the most commonly used spaces in a building. For all thing’s elevators, contact the professionals at Southern Elevator by calling 336-436-9174 or emailing us today.

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