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Spring Forward with Maintenance Tips for Your Home Access Equipment

With birds chirping, the sun shining and temperatures rising, spring has finally arrived. Before you head out to enjoy the weather with your family, first take the time to ensure your access solution is in prime working condition for the heavy springtime traffic ahead. By following these simple tips from EZ-ACCESS, you will be ready to enjoy the outdoors in no time!

Give Your Access Equipment the Spring Sweep

Use a broom to brush off any loose debris to help guarantee that the traction on your ramps, mats, and lifts, have not been compromised by the winter weather.

Tackle the Tough Spots

Use a garden hose to rinse off the entire aluminum mobility ramp to prepare it for cleaning. If you come across any areas with mud or clay, soak these areas to allow the mud to loosen.

Keep it Clean

Take a damp towel and dab at any stains left on the ramp from dirty snow or mud. To keep the aluminum ramp system looking new, avoid using harsh cleaners on the surface. Instead, wipe these areas with a clean cloth and continue until the entire surface is clean. To finish, use a dry towel to wipe down the entire ramp until it is dry.

Double Check the Hardware

Once you have completed cleaning, it is always a good idea to check and tighten any loose nuts and bolts to ensure the safety of your ramp.

Spring is the perfect season to enjoy time with your loved ones outside. By taking the time to properly care for your access equipment, you can rest easier knowing that your family is secure. To learn more about how we can help you get the tools you need to enjoy this wonderful time of year, contact the team at EZ-ACCESS today!

How-to Spring Clean Your Aluminum Mobility Ramp the RIGHT Way

spring cleaning aluminum mobility ramp
As the temperatures start to warm up across the country and snow melts away, we’re seeing what winter has done to our aluminum mobility ramps.  As with all other spring cleaning chores, the time has come to thoroughly clean your aluminum mobility ramp and get it ready for heavy springtime traffic.
Here are some important steps in cleaning your aluminum mobility ramp:

  1. Use a broom to brush off any loose debris that may be left on your aluminum mobility ramp.
  2. Use the garden hose to rinse off the entire aluminum mobility ramp and prepare for cleaning. If you come across any areas with mud or clay, soak these areas and let set to allow the mud to loosen.
  3. Take a damp towel and dab at any stains left on the ramp from dirty snow or your Calcium Chloride salt substitute you used to prevent ice accumulation during the winter.  If you did use Calcium Chloride salt substitute on your ramp, use an all-purpose cleaner to remove any Calcium Chloride residue.  *To keep the aluminum mobility ramp looking new, avoid using harsh cleaners on the aluminum surface.
  4. Wipe these damp areas with your towel and continue until your entire aluminum mobility ramp is clean.
  5. Then take a dry towel and wipe up the entire aluminum mobility ramp until the ramp is dry.

After you’ve cleaned your entire aluminum mobility ramp, it is always a good idea to check and tighten any lose fasteners to ensure the safety of your ramp.
We hope this has helped you properly clean your aluminum mobility ramp and get it ready for spring outings.  Learn more about proper care of your aluminum mobility ramp by reading the manual or by contacting EZ-ACCESS!