Amidst a global pandemic and with flu season just around the corner, it is important for homeowners to know how to correctly clean their residential elevator to ensure that their equipment isn’t damaged and their family is kept safe from nasty germs and other errors. See below for Simplex’s top tips on how to clean a Home Elevator.
1. Regularly wipe down high-touch points
Simplex recommends regularly wiping down high touch points in your Home Lift, including handles, buttons and doors, to kill any germs that are sitting on the surfaces. If you have stainless steel lift doors, place a cloth in warm, soapy water and then wring it out before wiping smudges off doors.
2. Do not spray cleaning agent directly onto lift buttons
Spraying a cleaning fluid directly onto your button panel can cause rust and faults if the liquid was to get trapped behind the buttons.
Simplex recommends spraying the agent onto a disposable paper towel or microfiber cloth and gently sponging the buttons clean. This will avoid excess liquid getting trapped in the button panel.
3. Keep the Elevator floor clear of debris
If you live in an area near the beach, such as the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast, sand can easily accumulate. Ensure your elevator floors are kept clean by vacuuming or sweeping regularly.
If debris or large amounts of dust build up in the door treads, it is likely the elevator doors will not close as their safety sensors will be detecting an object.