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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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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 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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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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5 Reasons to Deep Clean Your Office Before the Holidays

November was a hectic month, but with the holiday season fast approaching, most businesses are slowly winding down. And while the hustle and bustle of the past year may have taken its toll on your staff, it’s your office building that’s probably looking a little worse...

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5 Things to Clean After the Holidays

The holiday season can be a busy time filled with parties, visiting guests, kids’ activities and other events. While it’s important to take this time to relax and have fun, all of the hustle and bustle can take its toll on the cleanliness of your home, especially if...

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7 Habits That Can Attract Cockroaches & Other Pests

Cockroaches are among the most hated pests and finding them in your home or office can be enough to make you cringe. You may think you’re doing a good job of keeping these vile, disease-carrying creatures away, but you would be surprised at some of the habits that can...

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