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3 Elevator Etiquette Tips

Learn how to be considerate and respectful to others while taking a public elevator.

As with other social situations like taking any public transit, there are unwritten rules we should follow so we can be courteous to others.  Riding a public elevator should be no different whether it is in your apartment building, your workplace or your hotel.  Some people take an elevator every day and still do not practice proper etiquette during their ride.  There are simple tips to follow while taking an elevator in any building.  

Be Respectful While Boarding

There are several things to keep in mind when entering an elevator. Always let people exit before you board, even if you are in a hurry.  If you know you are getting off on a higher floor, then you should move to the back of the elevator.  You should hold the door for other people to get into the car, especially if a person is hurrying towards you and the elevator has room.

Respect Boundaries When Riding to Your Destination

When using any type of public transportation, it is important to be mindful of personal space.  Try not to stand too close to other people even in a crowded elevator. Although you might have an important phone call, it is very disrespectful to talk on the phone in the elevator.

Exit Swiftly

It is important to know which floor you are exiting and be aware when the elevator stops at your destination.  If you are in the back of the elevator when it is time to exit, let the other passengers know so you can politely move past them.

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For 11 years, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.

For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of our equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!

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      Essex, MD 21221
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