You probably already know about structural workers using drones to examine roofs and other exterior home damage. And you may have heard that they were being used to locate injured and lost animals after the devastating fires in Australia.
But now, companies all over the world are finding new uses for them. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the U.S., announced that it would be using them to sanitize their arena (seats, handrails, glass partitions).
The Daily Mail (UK) explained, “How the streets, shopping malls and playgrounds of Australia could soon be sprayed with disinfectant by DRONES in a radical new plan to defeat coronavirus.”
The Chinese converted some agricultural pesticide drones into disinfecting drones and used 12,000 of them to disinfect public places.
The contents pros point out that all these ideas sound terrific, but a thorough cleaning is recommended prior to antimicrobial spraying, because as we mentioned in an earlier issue of Contents Solutions, coronaviruses can “hide” under dirt, oils and grime, allowing them to survive some spraying or misting protocols.
In fact, the Australians have developed some new cleaning drones that use high pressure hoses or special chemicals to deep clean brick, glass, solar panels and more. We suspect that it is only a question of time before the contents pros start using them on the job.