Changes to Commercial Cleaning in 2021
Are you aware of the changes to commercial cleaning in 2021? The cleaning industry is growing fast: one of the fastest-growing industries in COVID America, in fact. There was a 75% increase in ads for cleaners during the first year of the pandemic compared to the year prior, according to MarketWatch. The industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6% between 2021 and 2025. Undoubtedly the pandemic has had a significant effect on this industry trend, as companies in all sectors place an increased focus on the cleanliness of their workplaces and the health of their employees, guests, customers, and partners. Nancie Brown & Associates is a commercial cleaning service with extensive experience working with companies in all sectors, especially real estate. Here are some of the burgeoning shifts in the commercial cleaning industry to which we are keenly paying attention.
Trends in the Cleaning Industry in 2021
The increased worldwide demand for PPE and cleaning products, as well as supply chain bottlenecks and related issues, mean that it is not always possible to have the perfect cleaning products for every situation, especially if your company’s favored cleaning products are produced outside of North America. It is important for cleaning companies to keep a clear eye on their inventory and ensure that they have a good supply of the products they need for window cleaning, floor care, and other tasks.
Another trend in the cleaning industry is the increased demand for trained disinfection and sanitation services, born of the coronavirus pandemic. With more clients demanding a higher caliber of training from commercial cleaning companies, many providers have had to rapidly upskill their employees, or invest in training their subcontracted workers. Companies such as Nancie Brown & Associates, that were already training their cleaning teams to a very high standard in-house, are at an advantage in the current landscape. They are more desirable in the current cleaning market environment, and are securing more of the cleaning services market share because clients would prefer to trust the safety of their employees and customers to a service that has years of experience disinfecting and sanitizing work areas.
With demand for cleaning services rising so quickly, it should not surprise anyone that one of the trends across the cleaning industry in 2021 is automation. While not every cleaning process can be tackled exclusively by machines, there are plenty of tools on the market that can streamline the process of cleaning, making the process easier and faster than before. The benefits of partial automation of cleaning include:
- Handling repetitive or redundant tasks, freeing up workers to handle larger-impact tasks that robots are unsuited for.
- Improving speed and efficiency of cleaning crews.
- Reducing a cleaning crew’s potential for human error (for example, on overnight shifts where fatigue can cause loss of focus).
- Improving reliability and consistency of cleaning crews.
- Minimization of environmental impact: many automated cleaning machines use fewer cleaning resources than human workers.
Commercial Cleaning Industries Outlook
The outlook for the commercial cleaning industry is generally positive. The market size continues to expand as more and more companies outsource their cleaning duties to specialists with access to better training, better technology, and greater depth of experience with the kind of disinfection and sanitization that is wanted these days. Companies like Nancie Brown & Associates, that combine high levels of training with access to high-quality cleaning products and equipment, to deliver an excellent quality service to our loyal clients and our newest customers alike.
We offer cleaning services to commercial operations across Los Angeles County and the SoCal area, including:
- Retail stores
- Industrial premises
- Production offices
- Auditoriums and concert halls
If you would like your commercial premises to receive the cleaning services of Nancie Brown & Associates, please contact us through our website.