Crowd Control Maintenance: Make Your System Work & Look Like New Again


Looking for ways to make that old, dusty crowd control system work and look like new again? Well, we have a couple of ideas for you. Firstly, it’s important to keep your ropes, belts, and stanchions clean. This might sound like a hassle, but it’s really pretty easy, and it will make a huge difference in terms of the way people see your business.

Most stanchions come with coatings that keep dust and dirt buildup to a minimum, so cleaning is simple. For stainless steel stanchions or plastic posts, use a soft, dry cloth (microfiber will do). For polished brass stanchions, use Brasso, but be sure it’s not a satin brass finish, because the satin coating will react negatively to the Brasso. If you’re unsure of the finish on your posts, just visit the product page on our website or give us a call.

When cleaning your belts and ropes, simply use a damp, soft cloth. After cleaning retractable belts, be sure to leave them fully extended while drying, so as not to damage the cartridge inside.

Another way to keep up on your equipment, without purchasing a brand new system, is to purchase replacement parts when they begin to tarnish or falter. Whether you’re replacing a post, belt cassette, rope, or base, it’s much cheaper to replace individual parts than your entire system. If you don’t see what you need on our website, just give us a call and our sales team will help you find what you need.

Keeping your crowd control clean is just another part of keeping your business clean. This is equipment that people see on a daily basis as they wait. Don’t let them set their hands down on filthy stanchion tops. Take a few minutes every month to clean your crowd control, and when your system starts to falter, be sure to purchase replacement parts. It will make a world of difference.