Which cleaning industry innovations are going to enter the mainstream?
That’s a question every commercial cleaning company grapples with, and the truth is, there is no easy or certain answer.
However, here at NuServe, we’ve got our eye on several promising technologies that look set to make their impact in the cleaning industry; including one that we have already begun integrating into our services.
Here are five cleaning industry innovations that could disrupt the industry in the next five years.
Cobotics- robotic cleaning machines
Autonomous robots, known as cobots, equipped with sensors and artificial intelligence are becoming increasingly popular in the cleaning industry, and we’re on board. These robots are best known for their efficiency at cleaning large open areas, such as reception areas and hallways, helping cleaners focus their attention on higher-skilled tasks.
We do a deep dive into the disruptive impact of cobots in our blog post.
IoT- internet of things
IoT devices such as smart sensors and smart meters can provide real-time data on various aspects of a building’s environment such as temperature, humidity, and air quality. This data can be used to optimize cleaning schedules and identify areas that require more attention.
Commercial cleaning companies can leverage IoT technology to monitor the environment on client sites and ultimately improve their services, opening doors for more personalised cleaning schedules.
Nanotechnology is the science of manipulating matter at the nanoscale level. In the cleaning industry, nanotechnology is used to develop advanced cleaning agents that can remove even the toughest stains and grime. Commercial cleaning companies can adopt nanotechnology-based cleaning agents to offer rigorous and more effective cleaning services.
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)
VR and AR technologies can be used to train cleaning staff in a more interactive and immersive way. VR can simulate various cleaning scenarios, and AR can provide on-site assistance and guidance to cleaning staff. Commercial cleaning companies can use VR and AR to improve training and reduce errors.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI can be used to optimize cleaning schedules, predict equipment failures, and automate repetitive tasks. Circling back to cobots, AI-powered cleaning robots can learn and adapt to their environment, providing more efficient cleaning services. Commercial cleaning companies can adopt AI technology to improve operational efficiency.
Integrating cleaning industry innovations
To take advantage of these disruptive technologies, existing commercial cleaning companies can invest in research and development to integrate these technologies into their operations. Companies can also partner with technology vendors and startups to stay up to date with the latest cleaning industry innovations.
Additionally, companies can offer training programs to their employees to prepare them for the adoption of these technologies.
Our approach to innovation is simple- we look for products and tools that deliver real and tangible value to our customers. Get in touch to find out how our innovative cleaning services can elevate your building’s cleaning.