Green cleaning: The value of eco-friendly technology

Hazardous chemicals

Hazardous chemicals in cleaning products can cause cancer, birth defects, asthma and other grave health problems. Equally they can have disastrous effects on animals and the environment. To ensure that one is following the safe, protective route, only green cleaning products that offer total transparency in terms of product labelling should be trusted and utilised. In South Africa, residential and industrial cleaning products are not required to list ingredients, and it is the unlisted ingredients that are the problematic ones.
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Tiles and grout cleaning in your office: What you need to know

Tiles and grout cleaning

Office floors see far more wear and collect more dirt and stains than those in residential homes. For this reason one needs to apply considerably more care in order to maintain both cleanliness and an impressive appearance: the tiles need to hold their sheen and the grout should be stain-free. Prevention is the practical answer, and two types of specialised cleaning should be adhered to strictly, quite apart from the daily one: a once-weekly one, and a more rigorous one at least four times a year.

The easiest and fastest option is to employ the services of a reputed cleaning service to remove heavy stains and stubborn blemishes with the appropriate heavy-duty cleaning machines. If you feel your office is sufficiently small to tackle yourself, follow these useful tips for the best results. Take the following into consideration before you begin: the square area to be cleaned, the type of tile, whether the grout is cement grout or epoxy grout, and whether it has been sealed.

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Living Room Carpet

Overcoming mildew in your office/home

Mildew might seem like a minor issue when it comes to cleaning your environment, as it is often not as visibly obvious as other forms of dirt, but it can become destructive and dangerous. In a building, it can cause loose flooring, installation problems, and make wood swell and warp, which results in a weakened home or other building structure. Read more

Tiling, concrete and other flooring options: which to choose for your business

Every day we are faced with making choices. These choices are often a reflection of who we are as a business or a person.

Believe it or not, the floor that you have in your office, workspace or home contributes to your overall look, feel and image, or even your reputation. Considering the right flooring options for your business, is not only about aesthetics: functionality, safety, durability, maintenance requirements, among many other factors also need to be considered.

When deciding on flooring solutions for your office, it is also important to consider your needs as a business and how your corporate identity, reputation and image will be affected by or guide that choice. The choices for each business will differ according to the priorities of their needs. Read more

Sick building syndrome

The link between clean carpets and employee wellness

Carpets bring comfort, warmth, texture, a touch of individuality, stylish colour combinations and designing flair into one’s life. Depending on where they are used and for what practical purposes, there are countless carpet options from which to choose that claim as benefit that stains and dirt won’t show up. But that’s exactly where the danger lies: even plain and pale-coloured carpeting that appears spotless to the naked eye can harbor hidden enemies that play havoc with your health. Read more