The Cleaning Trends We're Watching This Year
The commercial cleaning industry is ever evolving. From a movement to more environmentally friendly processes, to cutting edge technologies, ensuring that your cleaning business stays abreast of current trends is one of the keys to success.
Here, we take a look at the top five trends that we are keeping our eyes on so far this year:
With sustainability high on the public agenda, it is clear to see why many companies are now using eco-friendly products that are safer for staff, employees and the environment as a whole. Consequently, the industry is keen to be green and is constantly working to ensure that the products can be both friendly to the environment and effective.
2. Healthcare sector expansion
In the healthcare sector, infection prevention is a top priority. From hospitals to GP surgeries and outpatient clinics, there are many places in need of commercial cleaning support – and with an aging population and medical centres at bursting point, this area of cleaning is proving to be busier than ever.
3. Robotic cleaners
Whether it’s to save time or manpower, robotic cleaners are becoming more and more popular. Now, robots can do a multitude of tasks, from cleaning windows and floors to hoovering and wall cleaning. While they aren’t the sole tool in a cleaning company’s kitbag, they can help to save time and appeal to new audiences. At MCS Cleaning, we expect these devices to get bigger and better than ever, with them becoming cheaper and more accessible to all sizes of cleaning business.
4. Computer software
Just as people are becoming increasingly dependent on technology, commercial cleaning companies are starting to embrace it too. There is an abundance of technology and software that is designed to help streamline business processes, from accounting and new business to spreadsheets and photography – this area is only set to grow. In addition, businesses can often use the software on a mobile device while on the go, which saves time and money.
5. Internet of things
Imagine getting an alert to your phone when the toilet roll or soap runs out. It may sound like a joke, but there are companies out there currently putting together the technology to make this a reality. While this technology might not be in widespread use, we think it’s definitely a trend to watch.