HOME ELEVATORS AND CHRISTMAS: HOW TO PREPARE
“Is your elevator on the naughty list? If yes, then get it fixed before Christmas.”
Remember the movie scene from “Home Alone” where the family is running through a busy airport? Or images of buzzing crowds in a shopping mall, each arm holding a variety of packages? It’s that time of year once more! It’s Christmas Again!!
Now, it’s the holiday season, and many people will be using your elevators to deliver gifts to good girls and boys. With all the hype surrounding this time of year, owners should be concerned about elevator safety when navigating through the crowds. Having an elevator break down over the holiday season may be disastrous, putting you and your maintenance team on the naughty list.
We recommend that you make an elevator inspection checklist and double-check it to determine whether your elevator is naughty or nice. In this post, we will discuss how to prepare for the holidays if you own a home or commercial elevator.
Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Elevator for Christmas
Invest in regular elevator inspections
“An emergency service visit on Christmas Eve will cost significantly more than regular maintenance.”
Before your visitors arrive for the holidays, make sure your elevator is secure and operational, especially since it will be in heavy usage. Professional elevator inspections are critical for preventing problems before they become safety hazards. Also, regular maintenance is a key part of keeping your elevator in good shape and reducing the need for expensive and time-consuming repairs.
Protect the Elevator Car
Commercial elevators can be dangerous if they don’t meet local safety standards. Depending on where you live, winter weather conditions may bring more moisture. Keep the elevator clean and dry to avoid causing damage to the car.
Teach Your Visitors How to Use Your Home Elevator
Yes, we are in 2022, yet some people are still hesitant to utilise elevators properly. Make sure your visitors understand how to use the elevator. While having a home elevator is a cool feature, it is not a toy. If there will be children around, make sure they know how to use the elevator properly or that they’ll be accompanied by an adult. Also, the elevator has a maximum capacity or weight limit.
Pro tip: When guests arrive, keep an eye on how many people are using the elevator at one time.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR CHRISTMAS – FOR RIDERS
Here, we are sharing the key guidelines proven to keep riders safe during the Holiday season and any time throughout the year:
- Wait for your turn – When the car comes, passengers closest to the doors should enter first.
- Keep an eye on your step because the elevator car may not be perfectly level with the floor.
- Keep clothing and carry-ons away from the doors.
- Never try to stop a closing door; instead, wait for the next car.
- Hold children and pets carefully.
- If available, hold the rail or stand against a wall.
- Pay attention to the floor signs and announcements when provided.
The Christmas holidays are a great time to gather friends and family. Following the measures outlined above will ensure that your guests have a safe and happy experience. If you are too busy with the Christmas season and don’t have time to devote to these details, don’t worry, we have your back. To make sure your elevators aren’t on the “Naughty List,” just get them aligned with Expert Service Solutions Software. Contact us today 888-596-9481 for more information!