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Rethinking Vertical Transportation

The world is changing in many ways due to COVID-19. People are distancing themselves from one another, wearing protective masks, etc. As a property manager, it is your job to keep up with these changes and make sure your building is following protocol. This may include new cleaning procedures, reduced occupancy, and staggered work schedules. The elevator service professionals at Allied Elevator are here to help you keep your elevator, and those riding on it, safe.

Elevator Specific Challenges

When trying to avoid the virus, it is recommended that you limit the number of surfaces you touch and the time you spend in high traffic areas. Unfortunately, riding in an elevator makes both of these hard to do. Before social distancing, you probably spent many elevator rides with people packed wall to wall.

What Can You Do?

First of all, be sure to pay attention to all state and local guidelines. Set a limit for the number of people that can ride on an elevator at one time. Consider altering the load weighing settings on your elevator. This will require technical assistance that the professionals at Allied Elevator can provide.

During peak ride times you may want to consider the following in order to minimize the number of stop trips:

  • Designate elevators for specific floors
  • Provide signage to direct traffic to specific elevators
  • Install floor markings to assist in lining up riders
  • Install floor markings in the elevator cab to direct riders on where to stand


Keeping elevators clean and disinfected is crucial. Even though you may have your elevator cleaned on a regular basis, it is highly recommended that you increase the current frequency. There are several standard cleaning protocols, the following are just a few:

  • Ensure cab fan is working
  • Clear signage that face masks are required
  • Post cleaning checklist in the cab
  • Establish regular cleaning intervals

The elevator industry is catching up to COVID-19 and the new demands for enhanced sanitation.  The following are a few enhanced cleaning protocols to consider:

  • Install air purifiers
  • Extend door dwell times when not in use
  • Install hand sanitizer stations in lobbies
  • Provide tissues for people to use when pushing the buttons

Call the Professionals

Keep your elevator safe and functioning with help from a reliable elevator service company. The professionals at Allied Elevator are here for you. Call 856-372-5512 or email us today for more information!