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Cleaning for your auto dealership

All kinds of businesses can benefit from commercial cleaning services, but perhaps most especially if you’re operating a storefront. This is ...

Commercial cleaning business insurance

As a commercial cleaning business owner, one of the worst things that can happen is an accident while you’re at work. Indeed, ...

Tidy up before the cleaners arrive

The best way to keep your workplace clean is to hire office cleaners. They not only have the best tools and ...

Cleaning in a legal or accounting office

Keeping a legal or accounting office clean and organised is paramount to business success. These professions deal with huge volumes of paperwork, ...

Buffing tile floors

Tile floors are stylish and incredibly durable, making them extremely popular choices for business establishments and residential properties. Still, no matter how ...

Urinal at school

Inasmuch as classrooms should be made conducive for learning, educational administrators or building managers should also ensure that other parts of the ...

End-of-lease and move-out cleaning

There are many circumstances in which your business might move out of its current office. Perhaps your team has grown and the ...

Make your cleaning more green

Climate change is a bigger issue than ever before. As such, it’s going to take a collaborative effort from everyone all over ...

Cleaning franchise in New Zealand

Starting your own business and being your own boss offer a lot of freedom, flexibility, and fulfilment. However, there’s a lot of ...

Cleaning for creative spaces

When COVID-19 first emerged, no one could have predicted its literal world-changing effects. In particular, businesses have had to change the way ...

Hydrogen peroxide is used for cleaning

Domestic cleaning and commercial cleaning have few differences because, at the end of the day, cleaning is cleaning. Most of the time, ...

Branding your cleaning business

Branding is important for any business. It helps distinguish you from the competition by improving recall and letting your customers know exactly ...

Disinfectant wipes in the time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent the world in disarray when it struck at the tail-end of 2019 and intensified in the first ...

Concrete floor

When you hear the word “concrete,” the image of sturdy walls of a house or skyscraper will probably come to mind. However, ...

Battery

The invention of the first vacuum cleaner in the early days of the 1900s has completely changed the way people clean ...

The road to a more flexible workspace

Flexible workspaces—also called shared workspaces or co-working spaces—have become more popular in New Zealand over the years. This is due to a ...

Leather couch in an office lobby

Leather is a popular material for a variety of furniture—and for good reason. This natural material is not only stylish and versatile, ...

Deep cleaning for the office

It doesn’t matter if you have a small business or a national enterprise: a clean office from top to bottom and front ...

Restaurant cleaning equipment

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, diners have always been particular with cleanliness in a restaurant. If they read or hear bad ...

Lady crafting a strategic plan for her cleaning company

One of the most important elements of running a business is having a strategic plan for marketing, advertising, and growth. After all, ...

Vacuum cleaner

Vacuum. Hoover. Lux. No matter how you call it, the vacuum cleaner is arguably the quintessential cleaning appliance. Homeowners have a wealth ...

Child by the window with condensation

Many New Zealanders experience a common problem both at home and in the office: condensation on windows. This is usually caused by ...

New Zealand money bills salary

If you’re someone looking for an earning opportunity, whether that’s through a business of your own or as a worker, one of ...

Office microwave oven

Most experts agree that it’s not the bathroom but rather the kitchen that is the dirtiest, germiest place in the home. That’s ...

Robotic vacuum cleaner

One of the first applications of robotics in cleaning is the “robovac” or robotic vacuum. Launched in 1996, the “Trilobite” was made ...

Environmental corporate offices

Climate change, pollution, and the depletion of the ozone layer are just three of the many environmental concerns that plague the modern ...

Technology can be an instrument to grow your cleaning company

If you own a cleaning business, you need to invest in more than just cleaning tools and products if you want to ...

Business building in need of professional cleaning

Cleanliness is an important part of running a business. Big or small and across industries, a clean workplace indicates professionalism, boosts productivity ...

Cleaning public toilets or bathrooms efficiently

If you own a business, then you know that reviews and customer feedback can greatly affect your reputation. This simply means that ...

Alternative office cleaning supplies

When it comes to keeping your office spick and span, no one does a better job than commercial office cleaners. They ...

Don't make these office cleaning mistakes by any chance

Keeping your workplace clean is important for a lot of reasons. In particular, cleanliness is a huge factor in ensuring the health ...

Clean and bright hotel room

It doesn’t matter how beautiful a hotel is if it isn’t spotlessly clean. Indeed, customers are more likely to appreciate a simple ...

Marketing in your cleaning company

One of the most important parts of running a business—any business—is marketing. It’s a non-stop activity that starts even before you open ...

Bright and clean reception area

There’s an age-old saying that goes “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” This applies to several aspects of life. However, when ...

Dedicated cleaning solutions

Have you ever cleaned up a space or a specific object, say a carpet or a plate glass window, and ended up ...

Whiteboard for offices and other purposes

A whiteboard also called a dry erase board, is useful and versatile for both the home and office. Toddlers can use it ...

KonMari in the workplace

Marie Kondo, a cleaning and organising consultant, has been active since 1997. However, she rose to worldwide fame when her bestselling book ...

Cleaner talking to client

Hiring a commercial cleaning company to keep your business or workplace clean has several benefits. These include the health and safety ...

Cleaning industry trends 2021

Much like any other field, the cleaning industry is also influenced by trends. While not all of these are guaranteed to “come ...

Christmas parties in the office

When December rolls around, the holiday partying mood also descends upon the masses. It’s definitely a happy time, particularly for employees who ...

The Best Cleaning Blogs You Should Follow Right Now

Blogs are some of the most helpful online resources around. If you need advice for anything, be it computer troubleshooting tips or ...

Selecting the right carpet for your office

Installing carpets in your office is beneficial in many ways. For one, they can improve safety because they can act as a ...

Sustainability has social economic and environmental aspects to it

“Sustainability” has become one of the 21st century’s biggest buzzwords. From transportation to fashion, both industries and individuals have become more conscious ...

Different floor types

A clean floor has a lot of benefits. For one, it translates to better health. A clean floor also means reduced risks ...

Finding a cleaning job

The cleaning industry in New Zealand is in a relatively good position. Employment numbers dropped slightly from 2006 to 2013, but are ...

Start a cleaning business

When it comes to entrepreneurial endeavours, one of the most viable options is to start a commercial cleaning business. For one, ...

Office handshake health and hygiene

Good hygiene practises in the workplace are important for everybody’s health.  As much as we might not want to, many of us ...

Crewcare personnel cleaning a mirror

When your employees need to miss work frequently due to sickness caused by dust, mould, germs, bacteria, and other nasties that could ...

Restaurants are gearing up for reopening post COVID-19

As Kiwis all over the country prepare for a return to normalcy after the strict COVID-19 lockdown levels, a lot of businesses ...

A clean restaurant

Running a restaurant means that you have to abide by higher, stricter cleanliness standards. After all, you’re dealing with food and beverages. ...

Why hire commercial cleaners

There are many facets of being a business owner and one of them is ensuring the cleanliness of your office. This is ...

Your friendly commercial cleaners

Commercial cleaners, simply put, are individuals or companies that clean commercial or business establishments. These include offices, schools, restaurants, hotels, and ...

Commercial cleaning firm in Auckland

Cleaning is serious business. Indeed, it’s not merely about keeping things neat and organised. Rather, it’s also about improving health and safety, ...

WFH employee in his home office

Keeping your home office clean and organised is crucial to maintaining productivity. Maintaining cleanliness can be quite a challenge, however, especially if ...

Cleaning franchise opportunity

When people start their own business, they either develop an idea of their own or invest in an existing franchise. For those ...

Green cleaning products

Over the years, people in New Zealand and all over the world have become more aware of climate change and the negative ...

Cleaning isn't done right

Cleanliness is necessary for health and safety, particularly in the office. As such, it’s a good idea for companies to hire ...

Office allergies may affect workers' productivity

Did you know that approximately 20% of New Zealanders suffer from allergic rhinitis? Some of your employees may be among ...

Work from home office cleaning

Due to the effects of COVID-19, thousands of people have had to adjust from working in an office to working remotely. It ...

Bartender wiping and cleaning the bar

One of the most challenging things about maintaining a bar, aside from serving perfect cocktails and brews, is keeping it clean. It ...

Man with feather duster

Getting rid of dust might seem simple but it’s actually tricky business. Composed of various substances such as plant pollen, “dead” human ...

Recycling in the office

When you think of the term “recycle” or “recyclable,” you would probably immediately imagine newspapers, plastic and bottles, tin cans, and cardboard ...

Employee playing with crumpled paper

Did you know that one of the most wanted office “features” by employees around the world is cleanliness? The problem is ...

Injuries acquired from cleaning

Workplace injuries are something one would immediately associate with construction or mining. However, injuries are also commonplace in the cleaning industry. It’s ...

Keeping floors in commercial areas clean

Cleaning floors can be quite tedious, especially if your space has different types of flooring in different areas. What’s more, floors receive ...

Carpet cleaning for commercial spaces need to be done professionally

Carpets make for wonderful floor coverings in any commercial space. They not only enhance the look of your flooring, but they also ...

Cleaning for public health

Public health is a many-faceted branch of governance, concerned with protecting and improving the health of an entire community. It involves educating ...

Hollywood has its own share of ex-cleaners

When we think about celebrities, we think about glitz and glamour. Sprawling mansions, designer suits and dresses, red carpet premieres, the whole ...

Speed cleaning in the office

An office is a busy place. There are lots of busy people coming in and out each day, and it’s not very ...

Commercial cleaning supplies for a commercial setting

One of the most important aspects of owning a business is keeping the premises clean, using commercial cleaning products. It doesn’t matter ...

Green cleaning in New Zealand

As we become more aware of climate change we also become more aware of how our behaviour impacts the environment around us. ...

Office keys and your commercial cleaners

Security and safety are big issues in the workplace. It doesn’t matter if the business is a small enterprise or an international ...

Office girls unpacking new office

Moving offices is an exciting and transformative step. It shows that your business, no matter the size or industry, is ready for ...

Employees in a bright hygienic office

Good hygiene practises in the workplace are important for everybody’s health.  As much as we might not want to, many of us ...

Recession

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected businesses of all types and sizes all around New Zealand. Even the commercial cleaning industry has taken ...

Restaurants are gearing up for reopening post COVID-19

As Kiwis all over the country prepare for a return to normalcy after the strict COVID-19 lockdown levels, a lot of businesses ...

Deep cleaning for Coronavirus

In December 2019, Hubei Province in Wuhan, China declared a cluster of cases of pneumonia due to a then-unknown cause. It was ...

Car cleaning for infection control

When most people hop in their vehicle, they’re thinking about where they’re going, what errands they need to run, and whether or ...

Coronavirus cleaning team ready for disinfection, preventative cleaning

In December 2019, a new disease started spreading from Wuhan, Hubei, China. It was caused by a new strain of coronavirus, the ...

Healthcare cleaning in empty operating room

If there’s a gold standard in terms of quality cleaning and best practices, it’s definitely the healthcare sector. Indeed, healthcare cleaners can ...

Safe and clean doorknob

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern over the weekend announced four new alert levels specifically for COVID-19 response, with Level 4 being the highest. ...

School cleaning building wall

As of this writing, more than 300,000 people have been infected with a new coronavirus. Officially named SARS-CoV-2, the virus originated in ...

Sticky notes for cleaning messy keyboards

Commercial cleaning services are great. Their people can handle even the worst messes and keep your workplace or spaces clean and ...

Office indoor air quality

Most of you are probably familiar with how unclean air can make you feel. Smokey, dusty, and dirty air can make people ...

Food service business types

If there’s a list of businesses or establishments that require commercial cleaning services, hospitals and other healthcare facilities would be neck-and-neck with ...

How often should you clean

What happens after you clean? Your entire space will be immaculate, of course! Beyond a sparkling clean area, however, what happens to ...

Office amenities

As a business owner, it’s in your best interests to hire only the best people. The problem is this: your competitors are ...

Carcinogens in cleaning supplies

Our workplaces, homes, schools and public spaces are kept clean to protect our health. It is essential for removing pathogens and allergens ...

Cleaning versus disinfecting

It doesn’t matter if you are at home, work, school, or out and about – a clean indoor environment is essential for ...

Eden Park, a sporting and events venue in Auckland

For most people, cleaning is a relatively easy albeit repetitive task. You vacuum the floors and carpets, dust the shelves, wash the ...

Softbank cleaning robot

The world of commercial cleaning is constantly undergoing advances in equipment and technology. This is in response to the need to increase ...

Untidy school desk

A school is a place for learning, creating, and exploring – which can all get pretty messy! At the end of a ...

How often should an office be cleaned

Regular office cleaning is a key part of maintaining a healthy workspace. It keeps the place pleasant for staff and visitors, as ...

Vacuum cleaner on Christmas

The holiday period is a hectic time for many businesses, and cleaning might be the last thing on your mind! Some businesses ...

Summer cleaning dos and donts

Summer is coming! Long warm days, holidays, beaches, barbeques, and… Cleaning?!

No matter the time of year, there is always the reality of ...

Wringing yellow washcloth

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that office spaces can get unhealthy and unhygienic if they aren’t well maintained. With so many ...

Late spring cleaning

Spring is coming to an end, but we think there might be some things you forgot about this cleaning season! Summer is ...

Child friendly green products

In early learning environments, sickness is unavoidable. The average child gets sick 6 to 10 times per year. However, keeping ...

Stainless steel cleaning

Keeping commercial environments clean and tidy is a big job. In particular, commercial kitchen areas such as in bars, restaurants, or cafes ...

Crewcare office plants and stationery

Offices and workspaces can be full of pollutants, allergens, irritants, and toxins. We spend a lot of time at work, so we ...

Bacteria in commercial spaces magnified

Commercial spaces are large, full of people, and contain a lot of shared and common spaces. Regardless of the type of space, ...

Corporate bathroom setting

Whether it’s for staff, clients, or customers – it’s vital for any business to have clean and hygienic toilets and washrooms. Clean ...

Crewcare team members in a conversation

Commercial cleaning is a growing industry. While traditional marketing and growth strategies are still effective for commercial cleaning businesses, there is a ...

Thank Your Cleaner Day 2019 poster by Crewcare

This year, we’re celebrating Thank Your Cleaner Day on Wednesday, October 16th.

This is a special day to recognise all the hard work ...

Commercial cleaning crew and vehicle

Due to the current uncertain economic landscape and an increase in interest in flexible working, many people are looking at self-employment opportunities. ...

Kids running towards their healthy and clean school

There are many benefits to keeping a school property or educational institution clean and tidy. There will be fewer instances of illness, ...

Office boardroom with message

A good spring clean is your solution to cluttered and messy office space! While we all do our best to keep our ...

Polished floors in building lobby

Hard floors can become dirty, grimy, and dull over time. Even if you regularly sweep, vacuum and mop – hard flooring of ...

Crewcare spring cleaning

A thorough spring clean can completely transform almost any space. Busy, high traffic commercial spaces can certainly benefit the most from a ...

Open office setting can make a space brighter

Open-plan offices have their specific pros and cons. They are multi-functional and collaborative spaces, allowing for a variety of different work activities ...

Have what it takes to start a commercial cleaning franchise

A cleaning business is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a self-employment option with relatively low start-up costs. There aren’t ...

Pretty Crewcare business owner

Running a commercial cleaning business can be tricky. There are many pitfalls for the inexperienced. To achieve success, make sure you ...

Commercial versus janitorial cleaning

Commercial cleaning and janitorial services are often thought of as the same thing. While commercial cleaning businesses may provide janitorial services too, ...

Window cleaning technologies

Professional window cleaning is a busy industry. The demand for glass buildings and the requirement of more natural lighting has been increasing ...

Empty clean classroom

The school environment is, by nature, a messy one. It’s a busy place full of learning and exploring – which means it’s ...

Interesting facts about office cleaning

The demand for commercial cleaning services is increasing, as people become more aware of the importance of workplace hygiene. As we are ...

Examining cleaning quote

When you are in the market for a professional cleaner, it pays to check out more than one option. Commercial cleaning services ...

Professional window cleaning

If you are managing an office, retail store, café, bar or restaurant, the physical presentation of your space can make or break ...

Good cleaning practices for the office

Dark, dusty, and boring offices are a thing of the past. Businesses have more options than ever before to create innovative and ...

image:officesnapshots.com

Are you looking for some inspiration to update your office space? Offices don’t have to be all grey walls and kitset furniture ...

Employees in a bright office atmosphere

People spend a large amount of their time at work, so having a good environment to come to every day is ...

Bright green desk to inspire efficiency

You might think that having an untidy desk makes you look busier, but it could also be holding you back from doing ...

Sad waiting room

When clients or visitors arrive at your office space, you want to make a great impression. The setup and design of many ...

Sorting cleaning products

Do you plan on starting or joining a commercial cleaning business? If so, it will take a lot of careful planning, ...

Walking on dirty carpets

There is something a bit off-putting about walking into an office and being confronted with dirty, worn-out carpet covered in stains. This ...

Cleaning classrooms in kindergarten and high school

Cleaners and janitorial staff have a very important role in any place of learning. A clean and healthy school environment is a ...

Cleaning equipment in office hallway

So you’re thinking of starting a commercial cleaning business? That’s a great decision! More and more businesses are out-sourcing their cleaners, ...

Professional cleaning in a classroom

It is important for a school environment to be clean and comfortable for children to learn in. Day-to-day activities in the classroom ...

Cleaner wondering with green background

So you’re wanting to start a commercial cleaning business in New Zealand? Good on you! More local businesses are realising that ...

Gray microfibre cloth

Microfibre cloths and mops have experienced a boom in use and popularity over the last decade or so. Many commercial cleaning ...

Crewcare flower chalkboard

Schools are an essential part of any community. This is where our kids go to learn and grow their minds. Making sure ...

Cleanest office desk

Keeping your office organised helps you stay productive. But unless you specialise in interior design, it can be difficult to figure out ...

better-toliet

Thinking back to the days of being a school kid, most people will be able to recall how truly horrific school toilets ...

environmental-office

The eco-friendly movement is gaining traction as more people are becoming aware of the importance of protecting our environment. While many of ...

Sick office employee

If you are like most people, you have had to take sick days from work at least once or twice. You may ...

Cleaning mobile phone screen

Most offices can’t function without certain devices. Telephones, computers, keyboards, copiers, and other devices are essential for a productive business. Unfortunately, these ...

Spraying with eco friendly cleaning products

A cluttered desk is bad for both your health and your productivity. Clutter keeps you from cleaning the desk, which allows dust, ...

Cleaning green carpet

Carpet has a pretty tough job. It’s trampled on all day long, gets covered in dirt and dust, has food and drink ...

Thank Your Cleaner Day 2018 poster from Crewcare

International Thank Your Cleaner Day is celebrated on October 17th. First established by BSC New Zealand in 2015, this is a ...

Crewcare cleaning in a kitchen

A dirty office kitchen is a constant battle in most workplaces. It is incredibly frustrating when some people don’t take responsibility for ...

Office holiday party aftermath

It’s Christmas party season! What it really means is extra cleaning season for your office cleaner. Whether your office takes the party ...

Sneezing and covering nose

We’re all guilty of coming to work when we’re plagued with the flu or cold. It’s inbuilt in our Kiwi ‘she’ll be ...

Dusting off conference room

At Crewcare we hear plenty of myths from our clients about cleaning. So we have listed the top 3, and proven them ...

Cleaning professional in bright hallway

A clean working environment is important – not only is it for your employees, but it also makes an impression on anyone who ...