Although elevators are often seen as a piece of machinery that require regular maintenance in order to keep them in tip top condition, it is also vital that the interior of the cabs are kept in a sanitary condition too. After all, it is thought that hundreds of different people will use a single cab each day and a lack of cleanliness can cause infections and illnesses to spread quickly. With the COVID-19 virus pandemic causing widespread panic, the team here at Elevators Ltd have decided to go over the importance of elevator cleanliness. Read on to find out more…
The coronavirus is a strain of flu that can be particularly dangerous to the elderly, children or those who are immunocompromised. As a result, the UK government has been encouraging citizens to wash their hands and ensure that surfaces are regularly cleaned in order to prevent the spread of the virus. With this said, it is also important that public places are taken into consideration too. In order to combat the spread of COVID-19, China entered a lockdown at the end of January. In fact, some people implemented extreme but necessary protection methods by covering elevators buttons with plastic wrap and implementing a cleaning chart in order to ensure that germs do not remain inside the cabin for long periods of time.
When it comes to the interior of an elevator, it is important that property owners implement a regular and consistent cleaning schedule. After all, the majority of lifts are for public use, with the exception of domestic installations, which means that neglecting cleanliness duties is not only unsanitary, it can increase the rate at which dangerous viruses like COVID-19 spread.
Luckily, an elevator is an incredibly easy piece of technology to clean because the interiors are generally designed from materials like metal, plastic and wood. As a result, a cloth and anti-bacterial spray are the only tools required in order to wipe down the interior of a lift and ensure that they are both hygienic and safe for use. After all, many multi-story apartments are fitted with lifts that inhabitants rely on and it is essential that elevator cabs are taken into consideration when it comes to preventing the spread of germs during the current coronavirus climate.
Here at Elevators Ltd, we may specialise in the manufacture, installation and maintenance of a wide range of commercial and domestic lifts, but that doesn’t mean that we do not understand the importance of cleanliness in response to an official pandemic. After all, elevator cabs tend to have metal surfaces where germs can survive for up to 12 hours! As a result, it is essential that all elevators are regularly cleaned. To find out more information, get in contact with the best lift company on the market today!