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Airborne Chemicals Exposed: VOCs & Indoor Air Quality

Whether or not you’ve heard of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), they’re affecting the air we breathe in a big way – and the biggest culprits are the cleaning products we use make our homes cleaner and healthier. Take a look at the infographic below to find out more...

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A Seasonal Guide to Winter Pest Problems

For many, winter offers a time of blissful reprieve from common household pests like flies, mosquitoes and the myriad of other creepy crawlies that we all love to hate. But before you kick back in anticipation of a pest-free winter – think again. Although some pests...

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The Hidden Hazards of Chemical Residues as a Food Safety Issue

Whether seen or unseen, residues left behind by many of today’s cleaners may actually directly affect food safety and integrity and pose health risks to consumers. Any business involved in the handling of food must comply with an increasingly complex web of policies,...

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4 Pests Found in Food Manufacturing Facilities

The contamination of food sources in South Africa has come under the spotlight in recent years as a result of the listeriosis outbreak which affected more than 1,000 people and 128 deaths. While food can become contaminated form many reasons, pest infestation is a...

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The Homeowners Guide to Pest-Proofing Your Property

For most homeowners, dealing with pests is more of a reactive task. We see a pest, we want it gone, so we buy whatever off-the-shelf treatment promises the quickest eliminating action. In reality, all it takes is a few preventative pest-proofing steps and a little...

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The 5 Toughest Carpet Stains to Remove

A clean carpet is a great start to a healthy home, but when it comes to maintaining the cleanliness of carpets, one thing’s for certain – stains happen. While some spills are relatively easy to get out, there are some that just won’t budge, no matter how hard you try....

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Avoiding Common Restaurant Health Code Violations

When a restaurant gets cited for health code violations, it’s impossible to ignore the negative blow to the reputation of the establishment. Not only are health code violations bad for business though, they could have serious consequences related to foodborne...

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Don’t Ignore These 5 Telltale Signs of Termites

Termite infestations cause damage to thousands of South African homes and businesses every year. Due to their behavior and habits, they’re often difficult to detect until the damage has already been done.  There are however, some telltale signs that could alert you to...

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Are You Guilty of These 7 Cleaning Mistakes?

For most people, cleaning is one of most hated of household chores. Understandably, since we spend up to 26 hours a week (newsshopper.co.uk) doing the same time-consuming, labour-intensive jobs just to maintain and keep our homes clean. And when you do find the time...

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Supporting the PWT Rhino Protection Project

The Specialists is a proud supporter of the Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust’s Rhino Protection Project, whose conservation efforts are geared towards keeping this precious, endangered species alive for future generations. For over 40 years, our commitment has always been...

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