As a leading Philadelphia elevator company, we would like to share a few tips on keeping safe while using elevators during your holiday shopping and travel. First, keep in mind that elevator traffic, like all traffic in the holidays is, well, elevated. November and December will see over 17 billion visits to retailers. That means a lot of people are traveling in elevators. In fact, over the course of a year, we expect 18 billion elevator trips.

Crowded elevators are one of those places where, if we all know what to do things will work out fine. If a few people are thoughtless—or clueless—they could gum up the works. Don’t be one of them. Instead, stand against the wall if possible and shrink your footprint, holding shopping bags close. Keep your parka and goods clear of the door. Keep your pets leashed and close. The last thing you want is a dog bolting and the elevator door closing on the leash.

Anticipate the needs of others. That one idea could be the key to everything running smoothly. Whether it’s pressing buttons for people who can’t reach, offering a hand to someone unsteady on their feet, or just making some welcoming comment to someone confronted with a packed elevator to break the ice, these things can prevent tempers from flaring.

As a Philadelphia elevator company with over a half-century of experience in keeping rides smooth, we invite you to do your part this holiday season. Give us a call today for any of your elevator needs!