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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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Tips for Cleaning a Residential Elevator

Regularly cleaning your elevator will keep the dirt and dust away

Just like any other part of your home, your residential elevator needs cleaning as well. The maintenance is minimal, and it doesn’t take a lot to keep your home elevator looking brand new. The main priority should always be maintenance and repair. Next comes aesthetics. We understand if you’re a homeowner that has concerns about how to clean their device, therefore, we’re going to provide you with a guide. Keep reading for some tips on cleaning a residential elevator.

How to Clean Controls, Handles, and Railings

Because residential elevator users touch controls, handles, and railings consistently, it makes sense that they become dirty or sticky relatively quickly. To prevent this, once a week, take a cloth and disinfectant spray and wipe down these areas. 

How to Clean Glass and Surfaces

Home elevators are versatile and can consist of glass, plastic, or a multitude of other materials. Wipe the surfaces down monthly to prevent dirt buildup or overall keep your residential elevator’s appearance cleanly and aesthetically appealing. You can wipe down glass elevators with standard glass cleaner and a gentle cloth. For homeowners who have plastic, metal, or other types of panels, you can use a disinfectant wipe.

How to Clean the Floors

Cleaning the floors is essential. Shoes and wheels on wheelchairs can track a lot of dirt or debris. Make sure to use a floor cleaner that works best for the specific flooring material to prevent dust and germs. Carpets will need occasional vacuuming and may require an annual deep clean. Vinyl or rubber flooring will need a wash with a strong disinfectant. Diluted bleach works just as efficiently.

How to Clean Doorways and Entrances 

Doorways and walkways should be clean, clear, and free from obstruction. Blocked entrances can make the device harder to use, especially for those who are wheelchair-dependent. Also, any spills can make exiting the lift dangerous and cause injury. Always check that paths are clear and that spills are nonexistent. If so, cleaning them right away can make a home elevator safer and more reliable to use. 

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