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Innovations in Cleaning: Modern Commercial Cleaning Technology

How can we take advantage of advancements in technology to help us do our work better?

Innovations in Cleaning: Modern Commercial Cleaning Technology

This blog delves into how modern commercial cleaning technology is revolutionising the industry, discussing its benefits and latest advancements.

Commercial cleaning companies have historically existed as one of the most traditional and longest-serving industries in the real estate space for a long time, but with the rapid advancement of technology  in the new millennium, the way our industry operates has evolved significantly. In recent years, state-of-the-art commercial cleaning technology has taken the industry by storm, improving efficiency, productivity and cleaning quality. In this blog, we explore the benefits and advancements of modern commercial cleaning technology and how these evolutions are transforming the industry as we know it.

The Need for Modern Commercial Cleaning Technology

As one of Australia’s leading commercial cleaning companies , we understand the importance of staying on top of the latest innovations in cleaning technology. In recent years, there have been significant advancements in the field of commercial cleaning, and we are excited to share some of the most innovative and impactful technologies that we use daily.

Statistics show that the cleaning industry has grown rapidly in recent years, with a market size of $ 9.2 billion in 2023 in Australia alone.1 This growth is mainly attributed to the increased demand for commercial cleaning services , much of it due to the “new normal” impact of living with the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent survey, 92% of respondents stated the cleanliness of a business is a major factor in determining whether they will be a repeat customer or not.2

Benefits of Modern Commercial Cleaning Technology

One of the significant benefits of modern commercial cleaning technology  is improved cleaning efficiency. With the introduction of advanced and automated cleaning machines such as floor scrubbers, vacuum cleaners, and pressure washers, we can clean buildings faster and more effectively than ever before. For instance, a cleaning company using a floor scrubber can clean up to 1,500 square feet per hour, compared to a janitor using a mop that can only clean around 300 square feet per hour.

In addition to improved efficiency, modern commercial cleaning technology also improves cleaning quality. Using high-tech equipment such as UV light cleaners, electrostatic sprayers, and air purifiers helps eliminate germs, bacteria, and viruses from surfaces and air at a much higher standard.

Another benefit of modern commercial cleaning technology is its eco-friendliness. Traditional cleaning supplies often contain harsh chemicals that harm the environment and human health. However, modern cleaning technology uses eco-friendly and sustainable cleaning products that are safe for both the environment and people. This reduces the environmental impact of cleaning and improves the health and safety of building occupants.

Advancements in Modern Commercial Cleaning Technology

Autonomous Cleaning Equipment

Advancements in the cleaning industry have sparked the creation of brand-new, cutting-edge cleaning tools. One of the most significant areas of innovation in commercial cleaning is autonomous cleaning equipment. Robots and other automated devices are being increasingly used in commercial cleaning , freeing up time for human cleaners to focus on more complex and higher-value tasks.

One prime example of this is the use of autonomous floor cleaners. These robot machines  can clean floors quickly and efficiently with minimal human intervention. They use advanced sensors to navigate around obstacles, and can even detect and avoid people and pets. This technology is especially useful in large commercial spaces like airports, hospitals and shopping centres, where there is a high volume of foot traffic and a need for frequent cleaning.

Green Cleaning Products

There has been a growing interest in environmentally friendly cleaning products in recent years. These products are designed to reduce the negative impact of traditional cleaning products on the environment and human health. They use ingredients that are biodegradable and non-toxic, and they are packaged in recyclable materials. Businesses can use environmentally friendly cleaning products to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future. This innovation has become increasingly popular among consumers looking for greener alternatives and are willing to pay a premium for products that align with their value systems.


Z-water is a recent innovation in commercial cleaning that has the potential to revolutionise the industry. The technology involves water being electrolyzed to purified pH12.5 ionized alkaline water, resulting in chemical free, non-sticky, non-foaming cleaning water which requires no rinsing after use.

Through Z-water, businesses can reduce their reliance on traditional cleaning products that have traditionally conflicted with environmental concerns and human health. This innovation can make commercial cleaning more sustainable and environmentally friendly while maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene. While using Z-water in cleaning products is still in its early stages, it represents an exciting development that could help address some of the industry’s biggest challenges today.


A significant advancement in modern commercial cleaning technology is the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics. IoT-enabled cleaning machines can communicate with each other and send real-time data to a centralised system, providing insights on cleaning performance, machine status, and other critical parameters. This data can be analysed to optimise cleaning processes, reduce downtime and improve cleaning quality.

The use of digital tools and software also allows us to use sensors and analytics to monitor cleaning performance. By collecting data on things like cleaning frequency, time spent on each task and areas that require more attention, we are able to optimise our cleaning schedules and improve the overall quality of our services.

Sustainable Cleaning

Finally, we are also seeing innovation in the area of sustainable cleaning. With a growing emphasis on sustainability and eco-friendly practices, companies are increasingly seeking cleaning services and products that are environmentally conscious. Today, there is a wide selection of green cleaning products available that contain natural, biodegradable components and are free from harmful chemicals. In addition, cleaning companies are exploring ways to minimise waste and conserve resources through waterless cleaning and microfiber technology.

At GJK Facility Services, staying up-to-date with the latest innovations in cleaning technology is a crucial pillar in our growth strategy. We regularly invest in new equipment and software to improve our services, and we encourage our staff to stay informed about emerging trends and technologies. By doing so, our clients are provided with the best possible cleaning services and help achieve their goal of a consistently clean and healthy environment.


1 Commercial Cleaning Services in Australia – Market Size 2007 – 2027

2 ISSA – The Value of Clean – How Cleaning Improves Your Bottom Line 2021