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Rules of Elevator Etiquette

elevator etiquette tipsElevators can be uncomfortable places for many people. With strangers so close to each other, people who don’t know etiquette can make rides awkward. The next time you ride in an elevator, be sure to follow these tips to make the ride as pleasant as possible for you and your fellow passengers.

• People should exit the elevator as quickly as possible. Be patient and courteous with your fellow passengers, especially those with limited mobility.

• No matter how long you have been waiting, wait until everyone who needs to get off the elevator has exited before you try to enter.

• If the elevator is getting crowded, wait for the next one.

• Always face forward, unless you are speaking to someone. In that case, you can angle your body, but don’t stand facing everyone else in the elevator.

• It is generally believed, although not universally required, that the person closest to the buttons should ask the other passengers their destination floors and press the appropriate buttons.

• If you are carrying a backpack or large bag, hold it in front of you.

• Don’t try to be a comedian. No one will appreciate corny elevator jokes.

• If you feel a need to strike up a conversation with your fellow passengers, or if someone wants to talk to you, be prepared to discuss some general interest topics (not the weather). You can try local sports, non-political news, inoffensive workplace topics, or something related to your apartment building.

• If you have something important to discuss with your boss or a coworker, don’t do it in the elevator. Schedule a meeting or send an email.

• If someone breaks one of these rules, don’t get upset. Just smile or try to laugh and don’t let it get to you.

• If you have any doubts about whether a comment or behavior would be appropriate, keep it to yourself or wait until the elevator ride is over.

Unique Stiltz Residential Elevators

Stiltz home elevatorsStiltz is one of Nationwide Lift’s new suppliers. Their innovative residential elevators make it easy for seniors and others with limited mobility to get around at home.

Stiltz elevators have a unique design and can fit nearly anywhere in a home. Their elevators do not use hydraulics for power and do not have any load-bearing walls. Instead, they are driven by an intelligent electric motor drive system that plugs into a 110V power outlet. They travel along a dual rail support. Minimal construction is required prior to installation. This offers more flexibility in placement than is possible with other types of home elevators.

The Duo is Stiltz’s original elevator. It is the perfect alternative to a stair lift or a traditional elevator. The Duo can transport two passengers up to one floor in less than 30 seconds. It has a self-supporting structure and a quiet and compact design. The Duo is the only elevator that can fit nearly anywhere in a home. With an area of less than seven square feet, it has the smallest footprint of any elevator on the market. It can be installed in less than two days. The Duo has several safety features and additional options available.

The Stiltz Vista elevator is a premier lift for homeowners who want a more luxurious lifestyle. It has clear polycarbonate panels that allow it to blend into a room’s décor and can add style and value to a home. Natural light can pass through the clear panels. The Vista elevator can even be installed right in front of an existing window. It has a footprint of less than seven square feet and can be installed in under two days.

The Stiltz Trio elevator has a deeper footprint and a wider opening, making it large enough to fit a standard-sized wheelchair. It offers a quiet and compact design and flawless performance. The Trio is the only wheelchair elevator on the market that can fit nearly anywhere in a home. With an area of 12 square feet, the Trio is the smallest wheelchair elevator on the market. It can be installed in less than two days. The Trio is the ideal alternative to a stair lift or hydraulic elevator.

Giant Aquarium Has an Elevator Inside It

AquaDom aquarium elevatorMany people find it relaxing to watch fish swimming in an aquarium. The AquaDom in Germany takes the traditional fish tank to a whole new level.

The AquaDom is a massive aquarium located inside the Sea Life Center under a Radisson Blu hotel in Berlin. It has a diameter of 36 feet, and the foundation is 30 feet tall. The aquarium is 82 feet high and holds over 260,000 gallons of water. The AquaDom is the largest acrylic cylindrical aquarium in the world by volume. A glass elevator runs up and down right through the center of the tank.

The AquaDom is home to 1,500 fish from 97 species. Visitors can watch as the fish in the aquarium are given 18 pounds of food every day at 2 p.m. The aquarium needs to be cleaned by divers three or four times a day.

The AquaDom was built by Union Investment Real Estate GmbH. The acrylic cylinder for the aquarium was constructed by International Concept Management, Inc., an American company. Twelve sets of panels for the outside cylinder were sent from the factory and assembled on-site. To make the inside cylinder, three sections of five panels each were bonded together near the hotel. The tank cost about 12.8 million euros to construct. It was completed in 2004.

Several other water attractions are located under the AquaDom, including a walk-through underwater tunnel and an interactive rock pool. The DomAquaree complex also includes a hotel, offices, a restaurant, and the Sea Life Center aquarium.

There is simply no other company that can offer you all of this.

If you are looking for a customized quote or just want to ask a question, get in touch with Nationwide Lifts today to start talking to a Home Elevator expert.