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Elevators installed with more than 4 inches of “gap space” between the hoistway doors and the elevator car doors can pose a serious safety risk. Children may become entrapped in the space and could be seriously injured or killed. This risk can be reduced with the proper installation of space guards at each floor.

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COVID-19 Tips on How to Sanitize Your Elevator Buttons

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Keep those elevator buttons free from COVID-19 by cleaning them regularly

COVID-19 is still spreading. During a pandemic, it’s important that you keep commonly-touched surfaces clean. Whether you own a residential elevator or a commercial LULA elevator, keeping elevator buttons sanitized makes a world of difference. Here are some considerations on how to keep your elevator buttons sanitized, germ-free, and free from COVID-19. 

Clean Elevator Buttons Regularly

Elevators can’t move from floor to floor without someone pressing a button. It’s common knowledge that you should keep your hands washed, of course, but you want to wipe down surfaces as much as possible. With this in mind, you should keep your elevator buttons clean as a whistle. Regular cleaning will make your home or property less susceptible to germs, bacteria, and viruses. If you own a residential elevator, you probably won’t have to clean as much as someone who owns a commercial LULA elevator. It all depends on how often people use the lift each day. 

How to Clean Elevator Buttons

You want to pay attention to how you clean these surfaces. You never want the liquid to damage the buttons or its components, causing the buttons to stick or causing wire damage. With the right cleaning techniques, you can avoid this. Avoid harsh chemical cleaners and go for ones with 70% ethyl or isopropyl alcohol. Also, make sure not to leave cleaning products sitting on metal surfaces. What you can do is spritz a cleaning solution on your cloth with a cleaner and wipe down the elevator buttons. Make sure to finish up the job by wiping the surface down with a completely dry cloth. 

Other Helpful COVID-19 Tips

  • Keep hand sanitizer close to your elevator to remind people (and yourself) to use it
  • If your elevator is in a commercial environment, limit how many people can use the elevator at once 
  • Do not allow anyone in your commercial establishment to enter without a face mask
  • Homeowners and business owners should be cleaning other commonly-touched surfaces such as light fixtures, railings, door handles, and countertops. 

How Preferred Elevator is Handling COVID-19

We are honoring a “No Family Contact” for service, repairs, and installations. Our mechanics will wear a mask and gloves, and after a brief conversation about what your needs are, you do not have to be present for our services. Preferred Elevator cares about preventing the spread of COVID-19 and will do all we can to keep you and your family safe. 

Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!

For 14 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 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!

Get in touch with us! Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8 am -5 pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
    • 24/7 Emergency Service
    • Business Hours:
      Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
    • MHIC #123888
    • Elevators Contractors License #1186
    • DC License #ELC1300867