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7 Signs That a Restaurant Isn’t Clean

If you’ve ever walked into a restaurant and immediately wanted to walk out, you’ll know that restaurant cleanliness is important. A clean restaurant is not only a matter of appearances – it’s also a health issue. Customers need to trust that the food that they’re...

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A Guide to Mould & Moisture Problems in Your Home

The rainy season brings many positive benefits to our country. After the water recedes, however, homeowners may be faced with a hidden danger that could affect the integrity of homes and the health of families – mould. Damp walls or water damage caused by heavy rain...

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8 Tips to Get Your New Home Move-in Ready

Becoming a new homeowner is an exciting life event. You’ve signed on the dotted line and have already pictured how you’ll make every space your own. When it comes down to move time, however, many homeowners fail to realise that there’s a lot more to do than just...

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Drought Leads to a Major Increase in Cockroaches

As the drought in the Western Cape reaches critical status, residents are now dealing with another cause for concern as cockroach sightings and infestations increase. Typically, roaches are nocturnal pests, choosing to remain in the dark whenever possible. For this...

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7 Diseases You Can Get from Common Household Pests

Apart from being a nuisance and an unwelcome sight, the pests that you find in your home or office could actually pose a more serious threat to your health and wellbeing. While some pests transmit disease by biting or stinging, others pick up disease-causing bacteria...

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Myth or Fact: Can You Die from Rat Urine on Soda Cans?

Hoax emails and social media posts have recently been circulating across the globe warning users of a deadly disease caused by drinking from soda cans that have been contaminated with rat urine on the lid. In actual fact, numerous variations of this ‘scarelore’ have...

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Bug Off: Why Flies Won’t Leave You Alone

The scene is all too familiar. You’re sitting around, minding your own business and suddenly a fly appears. So, what do you do? You swat it away. Instead of leaving you, however, it hangs around – circling you and generally just buzzing about, no matter how many times...

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Cleaning & Disinfection: A Food Safety Checklist

In South Africa, HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) has become an essential component of most food handling operations and restaurants to improve and maintain food safety and hygiene practices. Cleaning and disinfection are at the centre of this, and any...

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