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Common Courtesy Tips When Riding a Commercial Elevator

Keep the conversation short on commercial elevators

Home is where the heart is, and owning a residential elevator is fantastic. Residential elevators can restore your confidence, help you regain your independence, and, most importantly, help you age in place. A home can be a haven where people feel comfortable to do as they please. However, when you venture outside of your home, there are common courtesies that you want to follow, especially when it comes to commercial elevators. Today we’re going to share some common courtesy tips that anyone can benefit from when riding a commercial elevator. 

Face the Same Way as Everyone

Turning your back to people may seem rude but more importantly, for safety matters, you always want to face the direction of the exit and have a clear view of what’s happening. Safely riding a commercial elevator means that you can exit and see your surroundings when the doors open. 

Allow for People to Exit the Elevator

Another common courtesy is making sure that you allow for anyone to get off on their floor easily. If you see a wheelchair user on the elevator, try not to block their path, and understand that it may take a few moments for them to exit safely. Keep the elevator doors open for them by pressing that specific button on the elevator. Although most modern commercial elevators do have a motion sensor detector, attempting to keep the door open with your arm is dangerous. A rule of thumb is to make way for the people exiting on a floor that isn’t yours. Even if you need to step off the elevator, it’s the right thing to do.

Refrain From Hitting a Button Over and Over Again

Only press a button once. Hitting it over and over again won’t make the lift move any faster. A residential elevator is also no different regarding speed. Commercial elevators and residential elevators alike operate at a safe speed to transport you from floor to floor. Patience is a virtue. 

Holding up The Elevator by Holding a Conversation

Meeting interesting people on an elevator isn’t uncommon. But it’s a common courtesy to keep conversations short so that people can get to their destinations. Also, you want to think of your other passengers. 

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For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your 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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