If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you might recall some time ago when we talked about some of the more unusual technological innovationsthe cleaning world has to offer, such as the shoes which vacuum as you wear them, or the meeting room chairs that put themselves back in place.
Well, that was all the way back in February 2016 and things have changed since then! Now, the industry is abuzz with the possibilities of new, equally far-fetched inventions storming the cleaning world. Let’s take a look at a handful of them, should we?
The Future is Robotic
This will come as no surprise to followers of Silicon Valley-centric news, but for the rest of the world, it might seem a little unusual, even in a world preparing for driverless vehicles and the rise of automation: we might soon see robots getting more involved in cleaning.
Whilst the technology already exists in some form thanks to the likes of Dyson and Roomba cleaning people’s homes, the changing attitude is more surprising – a survey conducted by Cleaning Mattersmagazine found that 60% of the industry is preparing for the introduction of robots. It might end up just being a matter of time before we welcome some robotic employees to the Merco team!
Although popular with hobbyists at the time of our last article on this subject, drones have exploded in popularity within the commercial environment too. Now, construction companies use drones for surveying, Amazon is delivering products by air, and they’ve even been used to save lives at sea.
As the list of uses continues to grow, drones have inevitably found themselves helping to clean hard-to-reach places, such as wind turbines. Yes, there’s now a drone which cleans wind turbines, as well as delivering some much needed de-icer in colder regions. How long until they’re a regular sight outside high-rise buildings?
High Tech Trees
It’s not just indoor cleaning receiving a much-needed technological upgrade, either. As more attention turns towards how we interact with the planet and minimise damage done to the environment, it’s become clear that we need to clean up the UK’s air.
In an attempt to improve the situation, the Crown Estate has unveiled a new ‘CityTree’ in London. Trialled first in Glasgow, Evergen Systems’ fascinating invention has the ability to deliver 275 times the air-cleaning capability of a tree, whilst only taking up 1% of the space. Thought has also gone into the design, with the CityTree’s sleek image fitting in well with 21stcentury living.
If all this talk of future innovations has left you a little daunted, you’ll be pleased to know that the world isn’t going to change overnight – as cleaners proved when they were spotted using a Henry Hoover to clean Westminster Abbey’sarches.
Old habits die hard, it seems!
No matter what innovations come along, Merco delivers a good old fashioned clean to your commercial property. To find out more about us, feel free to explore our website– or get in touchwith our team directly!