Purpose: To maintain clean, attractive and safe elevators which enhance the image of the facility.
1. Neutral Cleaner
2. Stainless Steel Cleaner
3. Clean mop
4. Dust mop handle and head
5. Dust pan and counter brush
6. Putty knife or razor blade scraper
7. Wet floor signs
8. Hand pail
9. Grout brush or vegetable brush
10. Cleaning cloths
11. Mop bucket and wringer
12. Vacuum cleaner or wet dry vacuum
13. Personal protective equipment as needed
1. Properly dispense the appropriate amount of cleaning solution into the hand pail and mop bucket.
2. Take equipment to assigned area.
3. Bring elevator to the floor.
4. Put the elevator out of order by turning off the switch or key if possible.
5. Wear the appropriate personal protective equipment.
1. Clean the floor - hard surface
A. Remove any gum or sticky residue from the floor by gently prying it loose with the putty knife or razor blade scraper. Take care not to scratch the floor.
B. Dust mop the floor.
C. Use the counter brush and dustpan to take up the soil.
D. Dispose of soil into appropriate container.
E. Post caution (wet floor) sign in doorway.
F. Dip the mop into the solution and wring out excess liquid. Avoid splashing water on the sides of the walls and in the elevator tracks.
G. Clean the edges of the floor.
H. In the open area of the floor, use a figure-eight motion and turn the mop over every few strokes. Rinse and wring out the mop frequently.
I. Remove the wet floor signs after the floor is completely dry.
J. Put elevator back in service.
2. Clean the floor - carpet
A. Plug the vacuum into the wall outlet. Move to the backside of the elevator.
B. Vacuum back and forth using overlapping passes.
C. Inspect the area for spots and stains and remove them.
D. Put elevator back in service.
3. Damp dust the door and features
A. Dip the cleaning cloth into the solution, wring it out and damp dust the inside of the doors, including the sides that slide since grease and dust accumulate there. Clean the railings, knobs and control panel, telephone and box, signage, and lights.
B. Use a vacuum with attachments to clean any vents so as not to set off the fire alarms.
C. Spot clean fingerprints and marks from the walls.
4. Clean the elevator tracks
A. Use a vacuum cleaner with attachments to vacuum the tracks of the elevator.
B. If soil is caked in the tracks, use a dry brush to loosen the dirt. If necessary, dampen the brush and scrub the tracks. Be sure not to let water run down into the elevator pit. Use a wet vac to pick up the solution.
C. Rinse and dry the tracks.
5. Polish all metal surfaces
A. Using the stainless steel cleaner and a clean cloth, polish all metal surfaces according to the label directions. Be sure not to leave an oily film on the surface.
6. Clean up
A. Clean all equipment and return it to the appropriate place.
B. Let soiled mop heads and cleaning cloths dry out and bag for laundry.
C. Remove personal protective equipment and wash your hands.
1. Put the elevator out of order by turning off the switch or key.
2. Do not prop doors open with sticks, buckets, or any other device.
3. Do not let water run down into the elevator pit.
4. Do not put elevator back into service until the floor is dry.
5. Always post caution (wet floor) signs appropriately.
6. Never vacuum a wet carpet.
7. Avoid running over the electrical cord with the vacuum cleaner.
8. Be sure the elevator is out of service before vacuuming the floor.