As we are halfway through 2019 and looking ahead to what 2020 will bring, the cleaning industry continues to grow and evolve. From where you are sitting, take a moment to scan everything around you. Whether you spotted windows and appliances or carpets, rugs, and upholstered furniture, all these items need regular cleaning. And we bet in some cases, your home or business may need a complete deep clean. Lucky for you, there are many professional cleaning companies, like Steamex Eastern, that are ready to deep clean carpets, upholstery, rugs, and the tile and grout in home, office, and medical facilities. Let’s take a look at some of the carpet cleaning industry trends for 2019.
With the job growth estimated at 7% from 2016 to 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the occupational growth in the cleaning industry will pace out other sectors. Recently, Statista forecasted that the cleaning industry will earn over $46 billion in revenue in 2020. Of the total cleaning revenue, about 10% is earned through carpet and upholstery cleaning services. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, about 90% of professional cleaning products and services are within a 500-mile radius of the customer. As the cleaning industry continues to grow, 2020 is shaping up to be a good one for commercial cleaners.
Smart Cleaning Devices
As the cleaning industry continues to grow, the demand for smart cleaning devices is on the rise. Like many other industries, autonomous machines and the internet of things are becoming a key topic of conversation. In 2002, iRobot rewrote the rules on vacuuming by launching Roomba, an autonomous vacuum solution for residential spaces. In 2014, Avidbots, an autonomous floor scrubbing robot, made its entrance into the commercial cleaning industry.
Better technology means less labor needed from cleaners. These smart cleaning devices can perform predictable and repeatable floor cleaning. In return, this reduces the labor costs associated with operating floor cleaning equipment and frees up the time of the workers who operate the equipment. Instead, these workers can focus in on other cleaning tasks and inspection. Also, several other smart cleaning devices are coming into the market, and IoT connectivity is an integral component of these solutions.
As the environment continues to be a topic of concern, home and business owners will continue to look for ways to reduce their environmental footprint – including through their professional cleaning products and services. Believe it or not, millennials are leading the way with current eco-friendly trends and are providing to be an extremely environmentally-conscious generation. As the cleaning industry continues to grow and millennials begin to enter the workforce, there is no doubt green cleaning will become more prevalent.
Not only is green cleaning eco-friendly, but it is also safe, healthy, practical, and cost-effective. We all know toxic chemicals can take a toll on the health of you, your family, and your employees. These chemicals can quickly lead to illnesses that end up costing you money and sick days. Green cleaning reduces the use of volatile organic compounds and harmful chemicals throughout your home or business. As health and environmental concerns continue to grow, the demand for greener ways to clean will grow as well.
To learn more about any of the carpet cleaning industry trends for 2019, or to schedule a professional carpet cleaning, call Steamex Eastern at 419-540-4125. Steamex Eastern specializes in cleaning carpet, area rugs, upholstery, and tile and grout in residential homes and commercial businesses throughout Toledo and the surrounding communities.