Why Now is the Time to Reposition Your Cleaning Business

As businesses and office buildings are reopening to the public, the future is uncertain. Will there be a second wave of COVID-19? Will the warmer summer months give us a much-needed respite from the virus? What does the “new normal” look like long term? Amid the many questions, one thing is certain: the need for clean.

Due to business closures during the lockdown, the cleaning industry saw temporary declines in some market segments, and the industry as a whole saw a decline of 1.6% as of April 2020. However, according to the U.S. Commercial Cleaning Industry Report, the commercial cleaning industry is expected to grow by 7.4% in 2021, and 5.4% annually through 2025. This presents a significant growth opportunity for commercial cleaning businesses that can adapt to their clients’ evolving demands.

Why COVID-19 is Giving Way to Long Term Changes for Commercial Cleaning

This increased demand is driven both by client demand and by national guidance on protocols for safe reopening. For example, the CDC continues to emphasize just how important cleaning is for schools, workplaces, and other public places to maintain safe and healthy environments during reopening and beyond.

How Automated Cleaning Technologies Can Help

Below are 3 ways cleaning automation technologies can help you reposition your cleaning business now.

1. DELIVER HIGHER QUALITY CLEANING SOLUTIONS

Autonomous cleaning robots can deliver consistent, high quality results every time without fail. For example, Whiz, the autonomous vacuum sweeper from SoftBank Robotics, can clean floors 10x better than manual vacuuming — and it achieves the same results every time. Furthermore, Whiz can prove its results with proof of performance reports that detail exactly where, when, and how work was completed.

2. INCREASE CLEANING FREQUENCY WITHOUT OVERBURDENING YOUR STAFF

With an autonomous vacuum sweeper robot like Whiz, you spend less time vacuuming and more time deep cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing to meet your clients’ current needs. Plus, since Whiz can clean floors in half the time compared to manual vacuuming, you can also easily increase vacuuming frequency to further improve building air quality and create a healthier environment for building occupants.

3. POSITION YOURSELF AS AN INNOVATOR TO STAND OUT FROM YOUR COMPETITION

Adoption of automated cleaning technologies is rising (Detroit News). However, in an industry where cleaning methods have mostly stayed the same for decades, some of your competitors are still hesitant to take the leap to new technology. Often, their hesitancy is due to common misconceptions that automation will be too complicated or expensive to implement.

Fortunately, cleaning robots like Whiz are incredibly easy to use. Plus, with flexible, subscription-based rental programs, this technology is accessible — without the hefty upfront investment or unforeseen maintenance costs over time. By implementing automation into your workflows now, you’ll be ahead of the curve — just in time for the upswing in cleaning demand.

Conclusion

Written by: SoftBank Robotics Team

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