2023 Commercial Cleaning Trends

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2022 has just closed. It is safe to say that for most businesses the past year has been a whirlwind. For most of the last few months, companies needed to adjust to the aftermath of the pandemic. The world has changed following the wrath of COVID-19 and the workplace has changed with it. 


Nevertheless, as the new year starts, there is an opportunity to prepare for the future and ensure that your operation is ready for 2023. The first step in making changes is knowing the options available to you. 


This article outlines the maintenance and cleaning trends for 2023 including actionable and practical ways to implement them and best practices in preparing for the next year. 


Cleaning Industry Trends in 2023
The cleaning industry has changed tenfold over the last few years alone. Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 virus was a massive curveball that most operations had to adjust and shift for. Now two years following the pandemic, below are a few cleaning and maintenance innovations that you can expect from 2023:

Turning Green

The world is moving towards a greener and more sustainable options. Beyond tackling the sustainability of production and services, these changes can also be applied to your workspace’s cleaning practices.

If your operation is new to this trend, rest assured that these do not need to be too drastic. The tips below are simple and actionable steps that you can take toward a greener office: 


Refuse and Reduce

Most people associate “going green” with recycling. While there is nothing wrong with making sure your office recycling bin is in order, the buck starts with refusing the accumulation of waste altogether.

Refusing and reducing can mean plenty of things in an office setting. This may include banning plastic and paper products in your pantry. Consequently, you can also incentive the use of water bottles, reusable plates, and food containers. 

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Opt for Natural

Another way to make your office more environment-friendly is through the use of natural cleaning products. There has been a misconception that natural cleaning products are less effective than their chemical-laden counterparts. This cannot be further from the truth.

Simple natural products like vinegar, baking soda, and even steam can do wonders for cleaning and disinfecting your space. If this is still too much of a hassle for your operation, there are green products in the market that you can opt for. 


Be Mindful of Upgrades

Old office furniture can be demanding and hard to maintain. Often, they need chemical treatments to remain in tip-top shape. If you are due for an upgrade, make sure that you are choosing pieces that are sustainable and don’t require tremendous amounts of TLC. 


Automation and Technology

There is no denying how the future of commercial cleaning and maintenance is with automation and technology. In 2023, companies can expect to see cleaning innovations like no other. This may include AI-powered vacuums, UV-C cleaners, and Electrostatic products. 


Cleaning for Pathogens

As mentioned earlier, COVID-19 drastically changed the way people looked at cleaning and disinfection. Since 2020, the emphasis on disinfection has been more pronounced than ever.

While the pandemic is behind us, the trend is moving towards a “better safe than sorry” mentality. As such, below are two straightforward things that you can do to keep up with this trend:


Make Cleaning Products Accessible 

Handwashing has become a saving grace throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Even in the aftermath of the issue, there is no good reason why we should abandon this practice.

In the office, it is best to make cleaning products like hand sanitizers, hand soap, and alcohol available for use. The easier for your employees to access them, the more likely they are to use them. 


Implement a Good Sick Leave Policy

Pathogens thrive in an office environment primarily because it is a finite space shared by plenty of people. The best way to ensure that diseases do not spread from one employee to another is through a good sick leave policy. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to foster a culture that encourages employees to care for their health. This includes staying home and resting if they are sick. 



The importance of office cleaning and maintenance has been emphasized recently. More and more companies realize that this aspect of their operation is a full-time job that warrants full-time attention. That said, most businesses do not necessarily have the funds or the time to manage an in-house maintenance staff. Thankfully, in 2023, options to outsource office cleaning to professionals would be more pervasive and accessible.   

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Prepare your Office for the Next Year 

The new year is always an exciting time. It presents an avenue for much-needed change. In terms of your office cleaning needs, the month leading up to the new year is a great time to reassess and reevaluate your current protocols to fit your operational plans for 2023.

That said, it is a good idea to take advantage of the holiday break to do some office deep cleaning. Clean out the carpets, empty out the fridge, and give your HVAC unit some tender, loving care. Likewise, revisit your current office cleaning protocols and adjust the points that need to be changed come the new year. 


Again, 2023 is a year of opportunity. We have adjusted to the new normal in 2022, and in this coming year, it is time to implement and optimize these changes. To ensure that you have the time to focus on your business goals, you need an office maintenance partner that understands your needs. Not all cleaning services are created equal. It is vital to find a company that can provide you with exactly what you need – when you need it. 


We at Burgos Cleaning Services take pride in ensuring that we are always up-to-date on cleaning and maintenance trends. We are always ahead of the curve and we offer the right products suited to the needs of our clients. We have many methods and services that would fit every need. Elevate your Litchfield County, Connecticut office’s level of cleaning, and contact us today to learn more!