Escalators get dirty, EscaTEQ makes cleaning them easy

EscaTEQ is a lightweight, one-person operational system designed to clean an escalator or travelator in just a

few minutes.

  • Uses the escalator’s propulsion to generate 
    cleaning action

  • No need to stop the escalator whilst cleaning

  • No external power source required

  • Easy to transport and store

  • Pads can be rinsed, cleaned and reused

  • Suitable for any brands and modals of escalators

The EscaTEQ system includes a Quick Release Telescoping Handle, Head Unit and Saturation Tub which is available in three widths (60cm, 80cm and 100cm).

Absorb-TEQ, the cleaning pads that work with Tread-TEQ also come in the same three sizes.

They are available in two different tread patterns:  
V-pattern and W-pattern to suit different escalator brands.


  • Maintenance - with this low cost escalator cleaning solution,
    you can schedule your escalators to be cleaned more frequently (daily or weekly) providing for a safer and cleaner environment.
    A regular cleaning procedure helps to remove any potential hazards resulting from spilled liquid and keeps your escalator operating safely.

  • Restoration - restore your dirty or neglected escalators back to good condition.


  1. Block all passenger traffic at both ends of the escalator before you start cleaning.

  2. Pre-spray heavily soiled escalator surfaces and allow to settle for 5-10 minutes before cleaning.

  3. Fill saturation tub with the specified amount of diluted cleaning solution (1:10 dilution ratio with clean water).

  4. Attach the telescoping handle to the head unit and mount the  cleaning pad to the head unit.

  5. Place the head unit with cleaning pad into the tub and press down firmly in a repeated pumping action until the pad is saturated.

  6. Centre the device with the oncoming escalator treads, to aid in the cleaning cycle, place the pad on escalator and apply moderate downward pressure 

  7. The device should stay in an upright position with the pad flat  down to the escalator tread (ie. not tilted forward or backward).

  8. Keep in place for 3 to 5 full escalator rotations.

  9. Repeat the process until satisfactory results are achieved.

  10. Make sure the escalator is completely dry before allowing passengers back on.