How to Clean & Disinfect Elevators in The Times of COVID 19

Since the rate of spread of corona virus continues to develop, it has become more important for us to keep ourselves safe. All the possible measures are being taken to reduce transmission and enable health systems to cope. People are following social distancing and other effective ways to prevent infections and to break the chain of transmission.

While keeping all this in mind, it has become really important to keep the elevator cabs clean as well. We are sharing a few tips to make your lifts safe space for everyone.

Disinfect and Protect Your Elevator

During these difficult times, it is advised to frantically cleaning the surface of common spaces including your elevator cabs. In order to combat COVID-19, people are overlooking the long-term damages that some cleaning chemicals may have on components and surfaces.

Do not use alcohol-based cleaners directly on elevator buttons, as they may damage the lacquered surfaces and cause some plastic components to become brittle over time. So, keep in mind using not too harsh chemicals so that you don’t end up paying a lot of money on costly repairs in the future.

Clean the Sills, Tracks, and Floor

The tracks between the sets of lift entryways at each arrival in your building are the ideal spot for spills, dust, bacteria, and debris to collect. Tiny particles of dirt, pine needles, or even small rocks can sit in elevator door treads. Use a vacuum cleaner to expel large dust and residue, at that point use a non-grating cleaner to clean the stainless steel. Ensure you get between the splits and in the door tracks. Always keep in mind that the elevator has to be completely stopped and locked to keep it from moving while cleaning door tracks.

To clean the Floor, depending on the kind of lift you have, you are required to clean and vacuum floors. Non-abrasive and non-corrosive cleaners are the great options here.

Clean Light Fixtures, Panel Buttons Doors, and Walls

The light fixtures and buttons on the control panel should be cleaned quite often. Use an antibacterial cleaning agent on the elevator buttons. Be careful not to spray any cleaner directly on to the buttons as it can seep inside the control panel and might end up damaging internal components.

To finishing cleaning your elevator, doors and walls should last. Usually, commercial elevators have stainless steel walls and doors. Again, use a non-abrasive cleaner to remove dust and mess from stainless steel.

When it’s time to clean the interior walls, use non-corrosive cleaners that do not leave behind strong smells

Basic Cleaning Practices that will keep your elevator Cabs healthy:

Always Using none abrasive, spray with a disposable paper towel or microfiber cloth is advised to wipe down your elevator.
Do not use spray directly on the metal or buttons, take it on a clean rag or paper towel, then used to wipe down the surface.
Avoid the use of sponges as they may collect bacteria and the excessive moisture that ca damage the elevator’s electronic components.
Using bleach-based solution us not advised as they can react negatively with Poly carbonate fixtures.

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