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How Drones Will Transform Exterior Maintenance

Drones can elevate hospitality businesses to be safer, faster and smarter.
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You know those little drones you see people flying around in parks? The ones that look like toys? They're not just for fun anymore. Drones are transforming industries at an increasing rate. 

Of course you've read about drone delivery, and probably have seen drone photography. Drones are being used in agriculture to help with crop monitoring, precision spray and harvesting.  But did you know that drones are being used in exterior maintenance?  

Commercial buildings often require regular exterior maintenance, such as window washing or soft washing. Traditionally this has been done by workers repelling down the side of the building or setting up scaffolding and boom lift equipment. Now, drones are taking over many of these tasks, due to their efficiency and safety advantages.

Spray drones are making window and soft washing tasks safer, faster and smarter without compromising quality.

Why the cleaning industry is ripe for commercial drone disruption

I'm sure you're familiar with the saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." But what do you do when something is broken and there's an opportunity to make it better?

Each year in the U.S., around 500,000 people face ladder-related injuries or deaths. Repel systems, scaffolding, and boom lifts are not only dangerous- but life-threatening. With a spray done, the same workers who are up on those dangerous lifts and repel systems can learn how to fly the drone easily . 

Drone technology has the potential to completely change the cleaning industry as we know it. Old, outdated methods have been used for decades to perform jobs like building and window washing. However, people are growing increasingly tired of doing dirty, dangerous, and dull jobs. Especially if drone technology can make them more efficient. 

There are approximately over 86,000 exterior cleaning companies in the United States alone. That's a lot of potential for change.

Why hospitality should embrace the transformation

Drones can help us do things we never could before. They give us the ability to reach places that were previously inaccessible, to complete tasks that were too dangerous or difficult for humans to do, and to do so faster and more safely than ever before.

Let's face it: disruption in the business world is nothing new. In fact, it's essential for companies to keep up with the latest trends and technologies to stay competitive. The cleaning industry is no exception. Companies around the country are utilizing drones daily to complete more jobs, in less time, and with less liability.


About the Author

Taylor Gantt is a Marketing Specialist and PR Manager for Lucid Drone Technologies. She has been with the company since May 2021.

Lucid Drone Technologies is a Charlotte, NC-based robotics company and North America's leader in industrial spray drones for labor-intensive jobs. Founded in 2018, Lucid has set out to provide a Safer, Faster, and Smarter alternative to traditional dull, dirty, and dangerous jobs for residential, commercial and facility properties nationally. To learn more, visit


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