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Moving through technology in a fast-paced environment

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With people always on the go, new inventions are emerging every day to keep up with the fast-paced environment.

Cleverly designed 'people moving' machinery such as escalators, elevators and moving walkways provide speedy transport solutions especially in large areas indoors. But equally important is to keep these equipment in mint condition for safety and operational reasons.

There are a number of international companies such as Otis and ThyssenKrupp which primarily deal with the installation and maintenance of such machinery. And since most escalators and moving walkways run continuously, maintaining them poses quite a challenge.

Aside from having a planned preventive maintenance plan to be carried out by specialists, architectural finishes used in elevators may be cleaned using PH-neutral solution that is also non-abrasive, applied with a soft cloth or brush. Mild dishwashing liquid can be used to clean up fingerprints, smears and other everyday stains.

Professional lift and escalator cleaning specialists provide cleaning and detailing services to keep people moving equipment safe and in pristine condition. They also take charge of replacing stickers, repairing scratches or damage on glass and steel surfaces, getting rid of graffiti, deodorizing equipment, etc.

Onsite and off-site tests are also carried out before and after installation for safety reasons.

Handy Hints:

• Professionals offer detailing and cleaning services.

• Equipment, areas are checked pre/post- installation.

• All tests conducted must be well-documented.

Source: Special to Classifieds