You may be tempted to take matters into your own hands when you notice an invasion of rodents or insects in your commercial building, workshop, warehouse, factory, office, home, or garden. Pest control is best left to a pest control specialist though. Pest control chemicals can be dangerous if not used carefully; causing damage to buildings and property and possibly harming domestic animals or natural predators, and even human beings.
Most pesticides are chemical and
therefore working with them is best left to informed persons.
pest control system has been tried and tested to acceptable standards which
will cause no undue harm to buildings, furnishings or the creatures we value.
Yes: implement pest prevention first and foremost as this is always safer than pest eradication.
sources of food, water and shelter.
in sealed containers (plastic or glass).
garbage from your home regularly. Garbage containing food scraps should be
placed in tightly covered waste bins.
water accumulate anywhere in the home, like under basins or fridges.
Clear out piles
of newspapers, magazines, or cardboard. Clutter makes it easy for pests to hide
and breed and makes getting rid of them harder.
Close off gaps
and holes where pests can hide. E.g., fill cracks and crevices around cupboards, cornices or skirting boards. Cover holes with wire mesh and use steel wool to fill spaces around pipes.
Learn about pests
specific to your area and research the best ways to control them.
or boxes for pests or signs of pest activity in before carrying them into your office,
warehouse or home.
“We understand that rodents are unwanted, but bear in mind that there are natural predators that prey on mice and rats. We don’t want to kill owls and other people’s pets in our attempt at eliminating the rats.”
Yes: use pest control systems correctly as indicated in the instructions or user manual.
After preventive steps have failed, use baits as the initial line of chemical defence against rodents or insects.
Bait is often effective and can be used with little risk of exposure, provided it is kept out of reach of children and pets.
Use crack and crevice treatments whenever possible.
Pesticides not restricted to traps or baits must only be applied to targeted areas and sprayed over the whole room.
Use fumigation or fogging devices only when absolutely necessary.
Read and follow the instructions and safety warnings on all pesticides.
Make use of ready-to-use products that require no mixing whenever possible.
If you hire a professional pest control specialist, ask them to find the source of the problem before applying pesticides.
“We know that mosquitoes kill more humans than any wild animal, and flies are nasty little insects that spread germs. However, sharing the atmosphere with mosquitoes and flies, we have bees and butterflies. These two insects play a vital role in keeping humans alive by pollinating the flowers that become our fruit and vegetables.”
Yes: dispose of pesticide containers and leftover pesticides safely and properly.
Read the label to find out how to dispose of the pesticide and the container.
Don’t discard leftover pesticide by pouring it down the drain.
Never remove the label from a pesticide bottle. You won’t remember everything you read and whoever finds the bottle when you are done needs to know what’s in it and how to use it safely.
Don’t wash or rinse empty pesticide bottles indoors.
Don’t give empty containers to pets or children to play with.
No: don’t use outdoor chemicals indoors.
which are intended for outdoor use are dangerous to use indoors because they remain
toxic for longer indoors than they would do outdoors.
No: don’t overdose thinking it will be more effective.
and follow the label instructions. Using too much of a pesticide can endanger
the health of those who inhabit the building.
No: don’t transfer pesticides to other containers.
pesticides in their original containers with their labels intact.
Only mix as
much as you require if pesticide must be mixed with water.
empty pesticide containers to store anything else. No matter how well you wash
the container, it will retain traces of pesticide and could harm someone.
As with all
poisonous substances, don’t store pesticides in food or beverage containers. People
have been accidentally poisoned by consuming pesticides.
All things considered, wouldn’t
you rather reduce the risk of harm and increase the risk of success by hiring a
pest control specialist?
Where can I find a Pest Control Specialist?
Hygiene and Pest Control offers a professional commercial Pest Control service.
control solutions are fully guaranteed and include a property inspection to
determine the cause of the problem before we begin with treatment and control. We understand that when you discover a pest
problem you will want an immediate solution, but rather give us a call and
allow us the opportunity to properly assess before doing anything rash.
With over a
decade’s worth of experience we will find the best solution for your pest
problem, without causing unnecessary damage.
“When hiring a pest control specialist look for quality and value; both cost and competence are important. Make sure the pest control company you choose is experienced. The misuse of pesticides can lead to health issues, property damage and environmental concerns.”
How do I get rid of pests, once and for all?
Hygiene and Pest Control we have a four-step system:
Step 1: You call us. This is the first and only thing you have to do. The rest is up to us.
Step 2: One of our pest specialists will evaluate your property and identify the cause of the problem. 99% of the time a pest problem is resolved by removing the cause.
Step 3: We determine the appropriate treatment. You can rest assured that our many years of experience in hygiene and pest control will lead to us finding the most effective solution.
Step 4: Our solution will prevent the pests from returning
our: Reliability High level of Service Quality Products Personal attention and service Professionalism
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control services is a pest control specialist. We believe that the matter of corporate health and pest control should not be taken lightly; especially considering how a clean and healthy work environment can have a positive influence on the happiness and performance of your workforce.
Call us for a quote; we have a specialist waiting to respond to your query.
We will help
you decide the best way forward for your hygiene and pest control needs.
Food Safety – Safeguarding hygiene standards in the food industry.
Food safety is a highly specialised function for all
companies in food production.
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control Services offers expert hygiene
services to facilities in the food industry in all of the following areas:
Logistics, storage and distribution
Food handling and preparation
Processing and production
We pay particular attention to our commercial contract cleaning
schedules, verification schedules, operating procedures, training requirements,
cleaning audits and reports. This helps us to maintain the highest hygiene
standards and helps to support the production of safe, quality food.
Tailored hygiene solutions
Our tailored hygiene solutions meet your needs. Pinnacle
Hygiene and Pest Control offers a range of washroom hygiene services and cleaning
products to ensure a sanitary, odour-free environment for your customers and staff.
Washroom care includes hygiene product rental with service agreements or hygiene product sales which include expert fitment and after-sales service. We also sell and deliver washroom consumables including all soaps, sanitisers, cleaning agents and paper products.
Our washroom hygiene equipment and dispensers come in a
choice of three finishes; classic white, stainless steel, and platinum coloured
and include soap, hand and seat sanitisers and towel dispensers, air fresheners
and sanitisers, hand dryers paper towel dispensers and toilet roll holders. We
also offer consumable refills, Sanibin solutions and services, removal and
certified disposal of sanitary waste including nappy waste bins.
Our professional pest control solutions comply with
legislative requirements to ensure the wellbeing of people and the safety of
We will dispatch a specialised team to conduct a thorough assessment of your premises to establish the best treatment for your specific pest control needs. Thereafter we will revisit the premises to make sure that the pest’s lifecycles are broken so that no more outbreaks occur.
Successful pest management is cemented in the relationship
between our service technician and you, the client. A good relationship will ensure
that all areas are covered and that any recurrence on site will be addressed timeously
Corporate Window Cleaning
Trustworthy, commercial high rise window cleaning using
traditional squeegees and water-fed pole systems guarantee a streak-free
More about our high-rise window cleaning service:
Johannesburg high-rise window cleaning service
Exterior and Interior
soaps for sparkling clean glass
Highly trained team
Fully equipped vehicles
Insurance and compliance in place
Special offers on contract pricing
Our top priority while cleaning windows is the safety of our
highly trained staff and the people around them. We comply with the endorsed safety regulations
that exist for working at heights.
Our high-rise window cleaning clients include:
Business parks and offices
Johannesburg’s top Hotels
Restaurants and bars
We also provide these additional high access cleaning solutions:
When dust settles on your solar panels during the winter months, when there is no rain, it forms a barrier that causes the panels to be less effective. Professional washing is highly recommended to ensure the efficacy of the panels and the longevity of the equipment.
The Pinnacle Hygiene Team
Our teams are all well trained and we use only permanent staff in technical fields like pest control, equipment installation and maintenance. You can expect hands-on management and personal attention to detail from our site supervisors. We are committed to supporting our environmental and hygiene policies.
The health of all people is the heartbeat of our business.
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control Tip for the Month:
Hire a professional commercial contract cleaning crew to spruce up your new office space before you move in
Moving into a new office space is exciting but also
daunting. There is so much to remember and being super organised is a big
plus-point. Also, you can’t take long doing it because you can’t disrupt or
interrupt business for too long.
Once the space has been vacated you may be tempted to move
straight in. Bear in mind that there are going to be untouched corners in that
building that haven’t seen a broom, mop or vacuum cleaner for years. You may
also be tempted to send your own staff in quickly – but that’s a mistake. No
building is as easy to clean as an empty building.
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control provides a Pre-Occupation commercial contract cleaning
service to relieve you of the concern of moving into an unclean space, or
having to organise your own people to do it. Start new and start fresh! While our fully trained teams are
cleaning they will also be on the lookout for any signs of unwanted inhabitants
like rats, mice, cockroaches, ants, etc. Pest control goes hand in hand with a
clean space after all. After a team from Pinnacle Hygiene has been through your
building you can rest assured you have a hygienically clean building – from top
The Pre-Occupation Cleaning Service includes:
Cleaning both the inside and the outside windows, our team
of specialists can easily tackle inaccessible places that a quick clean normally
doesn’t get to. Don’t forget to arrange with us to come back periodically to
maintain the sparkling windows.
Over time all floor surfaces become damaged due to wear and
tear. Our specialist team of cleaners will use the time that your building is
vacant to steam clean, strip, polish, or restore – whichever is required –
whether the floors are wood, marble, travertine, ceramic, porcelain, terrazzo
slate, sandstone, etc.
Carpet and upholstery cleaning
Carpets and upholstery gather dirt over time, and they cannot be cleaned properly when there is furniture in the way. What better time to steam clean everything when the rooms are empty? Imagine how lovely your new conference room is going to look when the carpet looks as good as new?
High access cleaning
Hard-to-reach places are too often neglected during
day-to-day cleaning. The best way to combat this is a thorough clean every once
in a while. During a pre-occupation clean we can easily access roof beams and
trusses, chandeliers, and suspended ceiling boards, meaning that you can rest
assured that every space inside your new place is clean.
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest control services would like to share our values
Innovation We aim to use better processes and systems in order to improve our service through
sustainability and energy efficiency. Integrity Committed to compliance and governance, we will deliver ethical and honest
business. Flexibility Our service is tailored to meet each client’s needs because we appreciate that
each situation is unique. Loyalty Aiming to establish long term relationships with suppliers and clients.
If you are looking for a commercial contract cleaning service in Johannesburg, whatever your needs; hygiene equipment, hygiene consumables or pest control; we have the expertise to custom fit a package just for you.
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Corporate Hygiene Services
Pinnacle Hygiene Services: creating a safe workspace
Did you know
Pinnacle provides the following commercial contract cleaning?
cleaning of commercial kitchens
cleaning of commercial bathrooms and washrooms
As specialists in contract cleaning services for a wide variety of industries, we can offer excellent hygiene services at affordable rates.
The Importance of a Commercial Hygiene Service:
Absenteeism due to sickness decreases
Encourages a clean working environment
Protects your products as well as your staff
and customer’s health
Contributes towards a positive impression of
Are there benefits to outsourcing cleaning services in South Africa?
Yes, there definitely are!
“You will experience financial and social benefits when you outsource commercial cleaning services.”
1. What are the benefits of a clean work environment?
Having a hygienic environment to work in is beneficial to being content; this is important because people spend an average of one-third of their day at work.
Well known benefits of hygienic surroundings include:
• Increased Productivity • Healthy, content employees • A higher level of professionalism • Great first impressions that last • Rightfully, workplace hygiene is a health and safety requirement
2. Why subcontracting a cleaning service makes sense
Value for money involves more than currency – time has value
too. Hiring a professional cleaning service means the cleaning company is responsible
for buying and retaining all cleaning supplies and sanitation equipment.
Professional cleaning companies have the buying power to purchase and use more suitable
products and equipment. This added value is carried over to you, the client.
Do you outsource your company’s marketing, auditing, human resources and vehicle maintenance? Why not outsource your cleaning too?
Each business operates in their own area of expertise. By
outsourcing, you can focus on what you excel at and leave those who specialise
in commercial cleaning and pest control to get on with their business.
“To outsource is to obtain goods or services on contract from an outside supplier.”
3. Who can you trust to offer an expert cleaning service for your business?
A professional Hygiene and Cleaning company would be your best bet. Choose people who have been in the industry for many years – with a tried and trusted reputation; someone who offers a comprehensive range of hygiene equipment, cleaning, and pest control services for all commercial properties. This includes offices, reception areas, kitchens, washrooms, clinics, workshops, and factories. Find a company that offers additional services such as the deep cleaning of kitchens and bathrooms.
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control Services
Office Hygiene Products and Equipment
We offer a full range of commercial hygiene products, equipment, and dispensers in a choice of finishes. Whether you buy or rent, the equipment is serviced regularly by our specialist teams.
We tailor packages to suit any size business or budget
and provide an effective plan of action for all your hygiene needs.
equipment can be bought or rented from us.We deliver to your offices. Our hygiene specialists are available to service,
maintain, and replace equipment.
Commercial Pest Control Solutions
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control Services offers controlled
and effective services in all areas of cleaning, hygiene, and pest control. Our
teams offer professional solutions.
Providing an effective, long-lasting pest control service
to the Commercial, Industrial and Domestic sectors is our forte. All services
are guaranteed and include the treatment and control of rodents, cockroaches,
ants, termites, flies, weeds and soil poisoning.
Our expert commercial pest control service includes:
Assessing pest control problems
Identifying the cause
Determining the best treatment
Preventing the pests from recurring
Contract Cleaning Solutions
Pinnacle Hygiene is a Service Provider that offers commercial contract cleaning, including windows and carpets, and the deep cleaning of bathrooms, kitchens, and washrooms. We focus on hygiene solutions for a wide variety of businesses and industries at competitive rates.
We endeavour to offer the best in cleaning, hygiene and pest
control services, but not at the expense of our environment. Pinnacle Hygiene
and Pest Control uses biodegradable bin liners, environmentally-friendly soaps
and chemicals, and bacteria-based sanitizers to name a few.
Besides providing hygiene services for the commercial market and offering an effective pest control solution, we also provide and deliver hygiene consumables, paper products, office plants, and a variety of mats; including dust mats, grease mats, logo mats, and anti-fatigue mats. We deliver all cleaning products and paper products including:
Quality toilet paper
Paper Towel, and
Tissues to your work premises.
More about our specialist services
“We clean everything AND the kitchen sink”
Deep Cleaning Services
Our Kitchen Hygiene Service utilises specific chemicals
to remove dirt, preventing bacteria and germs from spreading. We clean areas
behind appliances such as fridges and stoves, cupboards, drawers, kitchen
drains, inside fridges, microwaves, and other kitchen appliances, kitchen
sinks, inside stoves, and all work surfaces. We also clean and maintain grease
traps, and remove all potentially harmful burned carbon deposits and fat
deposits from kitchen equipment.
of these services extend the life of your kitchen equipment.
Contact us to assess your kitchen’s hygiene level.
Commercial Carpet Cleaning
“First impressions are lasting impressions.”
The impression you make on your staff and customers is
important, we understand that.
Only specialised cleaning can effectually lift dirt from
deep within your carpet. Dust and dust mites cause allergies in people who
visit your building, and cause damage to the carpet fibres themselves.
Professional carpet cleaning equipment ensures all excess
water is sucked up with the dirt and germs; ensuring that carpets get dry
before mould has time to set in.
Contact us for a quote for our commercial carpet cleaning
High-rise Window Cleaning
You may not think it because glass appears clear, but impurities
and contaminants stick to windows, preventing natural light from penetrating.
Environmental pollutants in city air contain abrasive substances that can corrode
and stain glass windows.
Hiring professionals to clean high-rise windows makes sense. They own all the necessary equipment and their teams are suitably trained. This guarantees less damage to window panes, frames, and sills, and no injury to your untrained staff members.
Occupational safety is the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling health hazards at the workplace with the objective to protect worker health and wellbeing and safeguard the community at large.
Contact us for a quote to have your high-rise windows professionally cleaned.
Professional hygiene services produce a germ-free, hygienic workplace that reduces absenteeism, promotes a positive brand impression, safeguards your staff and customer’s health, and prolongs the life of your office equipment and products. What more reason do you need to invest in a professional cleaning service?
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control Services has been looking after your pest control solutions, health, and wellbeing since 2007. With over twelve year’s experience in commercial hygiene and pest control, we have established ourselves as specialists.
Our customers in and around Johannesburg know they can depend on us and our pest control solutions because we:
offer same-day quotation
provide a full evaluation service
guarantee long-lasting pest control
tailor a plan that best suits your pest
Our expert services include the permanent treatment
and removal of rodents, insects and other pests in commercial and residential
buildings without causing undue harm to the environment. We use chemicals that
are 100% safe for children and animals (including owls) and which do not lead
to secondary poisoning.
Are you experiencing a problem with any of the following pests?
South Africa’s warm climate means that ants are an
ongoing problem. They may not be dangerous, but an ant infestation is
troublesome nonetheless. We recommend that you call on a professional ant
control specialist to eradicate them and thereby prevent repeated invasions.
If you are experiencing an ant invasion, call
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control to deliver an effective, long-lasting solution.
is our ant control the best?
We’ve been specialising in it since 2007
Our environmentally friendly treatment
offers peace of mind
We recognise each species and know how
best to remove it
Our remedies deliver long-lasting
sets our treatment apart?
We make use of a wide range of ant control treatments
Our pest control solutions solve all infestations, no matter the species
Early treatment prevents the spreading of ants
Peace of mind because you know the problem is dealt with once and for all.
Bedbugs invade the cleanest homes, hotels and guest
houses. Their presence has nothing to do with cleanliness. They are most commonly
found in areas where groups of people dwell in close proximity. They live in
bedding, upholstery and luggage and are troublesome pests to get rid of. For
these reasons, bedbug control is a matter of high priority for hotels, guest
houses, hostels and such. Because they are one of the most difficult pests to
get rid of, the treatment requires a holistic approach. Don’t try and handle
this type of infestation on your own, rather call Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest
Control to make sure that they are completely eradicated.
A tailored solution Our pest control specialists will assess your situation and advise on the best course of action. Are you a homeowner or the owner of a large commercial establishment? We can provide you with a bedbug treatment programme that suits your situation. We will keep you informed throughout the process so that you experience a level of service that is most efficient.
are 3 bedbug control tips from our experts:
Regularly vacuum all bedding and
upholstery as the first step towards preventing a bedbug infestation
Professionally cleaned your mattresses
regularly – this also helps prevent dust mites and mould which can lead to
respiratory disorders like asthma
Nip all suspected bedbug infestations in
the bud. Call Pinnacle Pest Control to assess your situation and advise you on
the best way forward.
3. Carpet beetles
Carpet beetles are hard to detect because they are
small, but their larvae cause damage to carpet fabrics. Therefore carpet beetle
control is necessary. If you think that you may have a carpet beetle invasion,
call on the services of a professional company to expertly remove nests quickly
You can trust us because we have been managing all fabric pests since 2007. We will advise you on how to lower the risk of re-infestation.
Our treatment works
best Our environmentally safe pest control programme will not harm pets or children.
Our pest control specialists are trained to recognise and manage carpet beetle
infestation. They will keep you informed on the process and advise you on
Frequently and thoroughly vacuum, brush
and clean carpets and upholstery
Eliminate breeding grounds, for example,
old woollen fabrics and old feather pillows, and don’t keep pieces of carpet off-cuts
Cockroaches can multiply very quickly if left
untreated, spreading to surrounding properties in next to no time. Safely
ridding an area of cockroaches once and for all, before they become a health
risk, requires the help of a professional cockroach control service.
Cockroach control is of utmost importance for commercial establishments and public places such as hospitals, clinics, schools and care facilities. These pests are not only awful to have around, but they also carry diseases, and their droppings and discarded body parts can cause respiratory problems.
use us for your cockroach control?
We have been managing cockroach
invasions since 2007
Our industrial quality products reach everywhere
the cockroaches hide
We offer a variety of cockroach
solutions depending on your need
ways to prevent a cockroach infestation:
Store all food in sealed containers
Clean waste food and spills immediately
Wash used crockery and cutlery often
Remove food debris from under stoves and
Seal pet food overnight
Dispose of refuse and compost in sealed
Take proper care of soiled nappies and
Do not leave dirty liquid in sinks
Unfortunately, electromagnetic or
ultrasonic repellents are mostly ineffective and therefore not recommended to
control cockroach infestations
Safety first! Even though our repellent products are industrial quality, they are 100% safe for animals and children. Our highest priority is safety
South Africa’s warm weather means that flea populations survive through most of the year. They reproduce faster than you can kill them, which means that getting ahead of the flea’s lifecycle is challenging. Fleas don’t only live on pets; they make their homes in bedding, carpets and wooden floors. This means that they are a problem for commercial properties as well as homes. To eradicate fleas effectively requires a holistic approach. The most effective pest control solutions involve a thorough strategy that gets to the root of the problem.
to control fleas:
Vacuum everything from floors to
upholstery and bedding
Implement a de-fleaing timetable if you
Citronella and mint essential oils are
natural alternatives for humans, but animals are allergic, so take care when
If a flea problem gets out of control, contact
a pest control professional who can assess the situation and advise you of the
best plan of action.
Fly management becomes more pressing for homeowners,
food establishments and people in general in the warm months. Flies are a
nuisance, and they transmit diseases like Salmonella, Dysentery, Tuberculosis,
Cholera and Parasitic Worms. Because these pests breed at such a fast rate, it
means that a fly infestation can happen quickly.
We will treat small infestations and recurring problems with the same enthusiasm
DIY control is not always practical. Specialist pest control solutions are the best option.
Guidelines to help you prevent a fly infestation:
Always cover food
up food and spills immediately
food from under kitchen appliances
all refuse bins have tightly sealed lids
drains that attract flies with bleach
up after your pets
gutters and water gullies
drains clear and running
fly screens to windows
The beautiful South African rain does more than make
your garden grow. It also brings out the pesky mosquitoes. If you are
constantly scratching your itches or swatting at hordes of mosquitoes, you may need
a professional and safe mosquito treatment to eradicate these pests for good.
the mosquitoes into no-squitoes with our long-lasting treatments.
Use professional mosquito treatments that work fast
and are safe for internal and external environments. We work quickly to
minimise downtime for your household or business.
Reduce exposed skin by wearing long
pants and long-sleeved shirts
Close all gaps in doors, windows and
walls to prevent mosquitoes from entering
Avoid stagnant water where mosquitoes
Moths may not seem like a problem, but their larvae
can be destructive, causing damage to fabrics, leather, furs, clothing and carpets.
Minor moth infestations can be dealt with using DIY products; however, a
significant moth problem will require professional assistance. Pinnacle Hygiene
and Pest control provides effective moth treatments which will get rid of moths
and their larvae for good.
to dissuade moths from entering your home or office:
Draw the curtains at night when the
lights are on inside
Frequently air undisturbed, dark areas;
especially where fabrics are stored
Do not store dirty clothing
Regularly vacuum furniture to remove
eggs before hatching
Inspect lofts as moths are attracted to
bird’s nests in the eaves of the roof
As carriers of disease such as Salmonella, Weil’s
disease, E.coli and tuberculosis, rodents pose a health risk to humans and
domestic animals. In addition, rats and mice also carry in other pests like
mites, fleas, and ticks, which can cause diseases as well as acute allergic
When left untreated, a rodent problem can quickly
develop into an infestation. A wide range of DIY products are available for
dealing with the occasional pest. We recommend that you enlist the help of
professionals if the problem escalates or if there is rodent activity in living
areas of your home or public areas of your building.
trust us with your rodent problem?
We have specialised in rodent control
Our products are 100% safe for children
There is no secondary poisoning, so it
is safe for owls and other predators
Our programme is highly effective
Our number one priority is safety
Environmentally safe rodent control. We
perform a pre-treatment risk analysis to ensure that the treatment is safe and
does not harm any animals or vegetation in the area surrounding the
How do I prevent rats from entering my home and office building?
Use weather guards on doors; rodents can
squeeze through a gap 12mm high
off known entry points
mesh screens on windows
bushes or tree limbs away from the structure
on good house-keeping
the environment clean, and food packed away in sealed containers
Use these three steps to protect your property from termites: One = detect Two = control Three = prevent
Different species lead
to various points of attack on your property Subterranean Termites These
termites thrive in colonies underground Drywood Termites These
termites infest wood areas and do not need to be in the soil to survive Harvester Termites Infest lawns, gardens, and lands, but can also be found in buildings
offer the following termite examination services:
Examine all exposed wood and timber
surfaces areas for damage to determine the severity of the infestation.
the termites, larvae and other evidence for examination to see if the
infestation is still active.
take great care to identify all aspects of the infestation to prevent the
expense of unnecessary treatment.
are the signs of a termite infestation?
Wood that sounds hollow when tapped
Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden
beams, or in crawl spaces.
Discarded wings from swarmers/alates
temporary swarm of winged insects in your building or from the soil around your
property after rain
Any cracked or bubbling paint or frass
Termites too often go unnoticed until there is a
visible sign of their presence in the form of the flying swarms of alates which
occur during summer after rain. To detect these pests needs a specialist eye.
We provide in-depth termite and wood borer solutions. Call us for a property
inspection and evaluation if you notice any of the signs listed above, which
may indicate a possible termite infestation.
and other ‘Stored Product’ pests
What starts as a single pest-infested product brought
home from the store can all too quickly turn into a dreadful pantry pest
infestation. The longer pantry pests are left untreated, the more products they
will contaminate, boring through plastic and paper.
Food items most frequently infested include cereal
products, flour, seeds, nuts, raisins and other dried fruits, powdered milk,
tea, spices and cured meats. Non-food items include dry pet food, birdseed,
dried flowers, garden seeds, and potpourri.
Once weevils have made their way into the pantry in your home or food establishment, they can be difficult to get rid of. They are most likely to invade food storage areas where they can get a steady supply of food for themselves and their larvae. Apart from removing their food supply altogether, a professional weevil control plan may be necessary to prevent an invasion. If you’re tired of throwing away ruined food because of relentless weevils, call the professionals for assistance.
choose us for weevil control?
Our highest priority is safety.
We will make sure that our remedies
don’t contaminate any of your food stores.
can safely treat infestations in both homes and commercial warehouses.
Our treatments are environmentally safe.
If treatment proves necessary, it should
be administered with care due to the presence of foodstuffs and food storage;
therefore, professional assistance is advised.
do I prevent a weevil infestation?
Do not store food for more than four
Store food in airtight containers.
Buy food that is sealed in containers.
Check all packaging dates.
Food wrapped in clear packaging can be
checked for the presence of insects.
Keep your pantry clean as uncovered food
will attract insects.
In the event of an infestation, dried
food can be stored in your fridge or freezer while you wait for the treatment
to eradicate the pests
Tailored Solutions A blanket approach is not the most effective way to deal with pest control issues. We would rather assess your situation and then tailor a solution that meets your specific needs and budget.
No matter what pest problem you are experiencing, be it in your home, warehouse, workshop, storeroom, restaurant, cafeteria, hostel, hotel, guesthouse, clinic, hospital or office building; Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control Services has the best pest control solutions.
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control Services specialises in commercial pest control prevention and eradication.
“Our knowledge allows us to control pests: any situation, any location, and any pest.”
evaluate your pest problems and identify the cause.
determine the best treatment.
solution prevents pests from returning.
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control Services
We offer a professional and personalised pest control service to all commercial clients. Services are guaranteed and include the treatment for prevention and control of rodents, cockroaches, ants, termites, flies, weeds and soil poisoning.
Why choose us for your Pest Control needs?
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control, we offer well-managed and effective service
in all areas of pest control.
are small enough to assure attention to detail, yet big enough to offer
effective and long-lasting solutions.
have been in the industry since 2007.
understand all pest control and hygiene needs.
offer a full evaluation and will provide an in-depth proposal to help you
decide on the best, long-lasting, pest control for your situation.
For the purposes of
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), a pesticide is defined
as “any element or combination of substances proposed for preventing,
repelling,destroying or mitigating any pest.”
We are a
specialised pest control company committed to finding solutions for all your
pest control problems. At Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control Services, we focus
on commercial pest control. With many years of experience under our belts, we
understand pest behaviours and therefore know the best way to exterminate them.
We offer an
effective soil poisoning solution:
Soil Poisoning treatments.
Soil Poisoning treatments.
There are two types of Soil
A. Repellent – Repellent termiticides create a treated zone around a house that is toxic. Termites avoid the soil treated with this repellent termiticides. This type of soil poisoning is most common in pre-construction.
B. Non-Repellent – When this type of termiticide is used, the insects are unable to detect it and, therefore, do not avoid the area. The termites then make contact with the active ingredient, which results in their death.
“We fumigate safely and effectively; whatever your location or size of the job.”
a type of pest control that completely fills an area with a gas-like pesticide
that suffocates or poisons the pests inside.
Our team of
specially qualified exterminators is ready for dispatch. We use non-hazardous
products to fumigate your premises – no matter how big or small the area. Our
safety precautions guarantee that we are the most reliable exterminators. We
will advise you on the correct precautions to take in order to reduce the risk
of pests, making themselves comfortable in your building. Feel free to ask us any questions.
What is the difference between fumigation and spraying?
During fumigation, the entire area is sealed off, and a fumigant (lethal gas) is pumped into the area to exterminate all pests. The area being fumigated is enclosed in one of two ways: 1. Covering the building with a vinyl-coated tent or 2. Sealing the area off with plastic and tape. During fumigation, the chemicals penetrate the entire area, leaving no pests alive.
Spraying is usually a preventative measure. It kills existing pests using different chemicals from fumigation. Pests only die if they come into direct contact with the spray.
The longer you delay, the more you are exposing people to health risks associated with the pests that inhabit your buildings.
If you’re not sure which pest control solution is right for your situation, a pest control specialist from Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control will be able to advise you on the best option. Call us for a free assessment before you risk taking things into your own hands.
3. Pest Control
pest-control is the best way to protect your building from harm.”
What is a pest? A pest is any animal or plant harmful to humans or human concerns, including
livestock, crops and forestry. The term is also used to describe organisms that
cause annoyance, such as in the home or other building. In its broadest sense,
a pest is a competitor of humanity.
specialise in commercial pest control
evaluate your pest problem and identify the cause
determine the best treatment
certify that our solution will prevent the pests from returning
How Pests can make you sick
(and what to do about it)
Having a pest
infestation in your building can become a costly concern. Rodents and insects
of all types cause an assortment of problems. Some of these problems negatively
affect the integrity of your building, while others affect your health.
Hygiene and Pest Control Services brings a professional and personalised pest
control experience to all our commercial clients. Services are guaranteed and
include the control and treatment of cockroaches, ants, termites, flies,
rodents, weeds and soil poisoning.
Did you know? Facts about cockroaches:
thought of cockroaches makes your skin crawl, you are not alone; these creatures
are linked to dirt and filth. Because of their supple exoskeletons, cockroaches
can squeeze through cracks. The smallest hole can contain any number of
roaches. They are also associated with the spread of germs and disease. Studies have shown that the faeces, saliva and
shed body parts of cockroaches are linked to asthma and other allergies. They
are scavengers, which means they go out and collect food; this means they go
wherever the food is. If they can’t find any, they continue looking until they do.
Unfortunately, this brings them into your office, factory, warehouse or home.
This can have adverse effects on the health of anyone occupying the building
that the cockroaches infest.
Facts about ants:
Ants are not counted as dangerous pests, but they do cause damage to lawns and gardens. These insects settle in large colonies, building complex labyrinths at grass root levels. Controlling ants in lawns starts with knowing these insect’s soil preferences. It takes a rigorous amount of effort to terminate their nests. Spot control is the most efficient way to control ants as they tend to gather in small areas. Spot application limits the chemical area, lessening harm to beneficial insects who also call the garden home. Ants are more of a blessing than a curse, so contemplate the seriousness of the situation before you resort to chemical usage.
Facts about rats:
Exterminating rodents only provides short term population control. Sustainable control will only be attained by reducing the rodent carrying capability of the environment by reducing food and harbourage.
only be used as a last resort after non-toxic, and less-toxic methods have been
tried, and only if a significant problem exists, that is a menace to human
We recommend that rodent control procedures are used in this order: 1. Remove access to food and harbourage 2. Encourage natural predators 3. Encourage domestic predators 4. Live traps and relocation 5. Instant-kill traps 6. Fumigant 7. Rat Poison Please be aware – using poison in an uncontrolled way results in secondary poisoning to other animals; particularly cats, dogs and owls.
Help – There are Pests in the Building
It is unavoidable
that pests will occupy buildings from time to time. Some pests are not likely
to be of any great concern, especially in small numbers, but others can pose a severe
resulting from pests in buildings can include:
Deterioration of the structure (termites destroying wood, rodents making holes).
Persons developing allergies (allergies to pests such rats, cockroaches and dust mites are common).
Pests can bring in and spread diseases (rodents, flies).
Insect bites (mosquitos, spiders, fleas, etc.).
Hygiene maintenance is an important deterrent to many types of pests. Pests enter a building in search of food, and they will stay if they find it.
4. Lawn Care
“Enjoy a lush, green and healthy lawn with our comprehensive Lawn Care Service.”
Weeds We have specialised herbicides to control weeds.
Lawn Insects We control insects found in lawns such as ants, termites, crickets, mole
crickets and caterpillars.
Fungi We control fungicidal infections.
Our Environmental Impact
environmentally friendly cleaning products, we minimise harmful toxins in your
office, workshop, factory, warehouse, and home. The environment, therefore,
benefits from the decrease in chemicals that are pumped into our water and air
daily. Many people, particularly children and the aged, are vulnerable to toxic
chemicals that are used in most cleaning products.
We want to
offer the best in cleaning, hygiene and pest control services but not at the
expense of our environment. Therefore, we offer environmentally friendly
alternatives to all chemicals and soaps, plus we use bio-degradable Sani-bin
liners and natural bacteria-based sanitizers.
Professional pest control
for a happy, healthier environment.
are fond of creepy-crawlies (and I don’t think many people are), you may not
want to coexist with a multitude of pesky bugs. If you would rather live
without them in your space, it may not be a good idea to tackle any pest
infestation yourself; this could be dangerous because of the chemicals that are
To be safe,
call on the professionals – after all – this is what we are trained to do. We provide
a wide range of treatment solutions and also offer regular maintenance and
prevention contracts for corporate clients, commercial business owners and
“We believe in delivering a service that is professional, effective, and above all else, value for money.”
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest
Control Services is HACCP Compliant
Analysis & Critical Control Points) is the internationally recognised
structured operating method that helps organisations in the food and beverage
industry identify their food safety risks, prevent food safety hazards and
address legal compliance. HACCP is mandatory in several countries, including
the US and the EU. The Codex Alimentarius Commission has adopted principles and
guidelines for HACCP application. The HACCP system is science-based and
identifies specific hazards and measures for their control to ensure the safety
Who Can Use HACCP?
HACCP is used
at all stages of food production and preparation processes. All organisations
who play a role in the food supply chain can apply HACCP principles,
irrespective of their size or geographical location. Why is HACCP important to
your organisation? A structured approach to food safety using HACCP as a
management tool helps companies and organisations demonstrate their stakeholder
commitment to food safety and that stated requirements are being met. HACCP is
designed to deliver:
taking a formalised approach to assuring food safety helps you demonstrate your
commitment to stakeholders by meeting the demands of legislation.
customers and stakeholders will see that you take a serious and managed
approach to food safety.
advantage; HACCP is a key differentiator, and it can help you to become a
supplier of choice.
efficiencies; HACCP system assessment services can be provided to complement
your existing ISO 9000 approvals, saving you both time and money.
Is DIY Pest Control a good idea?
We’re not saying you can’t use ant traps, mosquito repellent
or bug spray, but when the pest problem gets out of hand, we would advise you
to call on the specialists.
Three concerns when attempting DIY pest control.
1. Health and Safety
control is harmful to humans, especially those who have breathing problems such
as asthma, or those who have a sensitivity to chemicals. Children, the elderly
and pets are susceptible to harm.
problems and headaches are some of the minor side-effects of chemical exposure.
More severe diseases that are the cause of chemical exposure include nervous
system malfunction, reproductive complications, and possibly cancer.
2. Environmental Risks
proper expertise, you may cause damage to the environment when you attempt DIY
pest control. It is all too easy to blend chemicals in a way that will harm the
environment. The wellbeing of the soil, micro-ecosystems that exist in your
area, seepage into the underground water table, and runoff into the sewerage
system may all be at risk with DIY pest control.
3. Cost Effectiveness
professional may seem more expensive, but adding one product to another and
trying, again and again, can add up in the long run. A professional pest
control specialist will give you a quote and tell you in advance how many
treatments are necessary. In addition, hiring a professional means that most of
the risk rests with the pest control company. Specialists have knowledge of chemicals
that are harmful to people, pets, and plants in more depth than the instructions
on a DIY box cannot offer.
When is a Pest a Problem?
building will experience a pest problem from time to time. Whether at your home
or your place of work, pests may move in seasonally. The extent of their stay
will fluctuate depending on the location of your building and the proximity of
food sources or rubbish bins. Pests are seasonal, for example, ants tend to
come out when it’s hotter, and rat problems are worse in colder weather.
Whatever the case may be, you can depend on Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control
Services to offer the best treatment and advice without breaking the bank.
Maintaining a clean home
and office environment will go a long way in keeping pests at bay.
Call us for a quote today and live pest free tomorrow.
Whether you choose to rent or buy, we have the best
quality commercial hygiene
equipment for your guest house, spa, hotel, workshop,
warehouse, commercial building, hospital, clinic, workplace cafeteria, office
restroom, restaurant kitchen, or anywhere else where you need hygiene equipment
that works all the time.
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest
Control services offers a wide range of commercial hygiene
products and commercial hygiene consumables.
We deliver, install, service and maintain all our commercial hygiene equipment.
At Pinnacle Hygiene we offer tailored service in
all areas of hygiene and pest control. Even though we are a small company, we
are more than capable of offering you effective and lasting solutions to all
your commercial cleaning, hygiene and pest control needs.
Why use us for your Hygiene Equipment and Pest Control needs?
In the industry since 2007
Appreciate our client’s hygiene and pest control
We offer a full evaluation service
Provide you with an in-depth proposal and quote
We help you decide on the best, long-lasting
hygiene and pest control service
We guarantee our high
level of Service, Reliability, Personal attention to detail, Quality Products and Professionalism.
Did you know we offer a fumigation service too?
“Whatever the location or size of the job, we fumigate safely and effectively.”
thought of termites, cockroaches, bedbugs and other pests sharing your space
with you is enough to give you the jitters, feeling vulnerable, stressed and
grossed out. Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control services has been serving the
Johannesburg community with effective pest treatment for years, providing
outstanding service and getting rid of pests once and for all. We are the most
dependable company in the area.
Are you aware of the difference
between the two most common methods of pest control: fumigation and spraying?
is a technique where an area is sealed off, and lethal gas is used to
exterminate pests in the area. The area being treated is enclosed by covering
with a vinyl-coated tent or sealing it off with plastic and tape. With
fumigation, the chemicals penetrate the entire area, essentially leaving no
Spraying, on the other hand, is a preventative measure that is used before you
have entered your space. It kills any existing pests, but only through direct
contact with the spray.
you’re not sure which method of pest control is right for your situation, a
pest control technician will be dispatched to evaluate your needs and help you
sort out your options.
We are a reputable company. We allow for minimum disruption to your workplace. All fumigation is done under strict supervision.
The matter of commercial hygiene and pest control is not one to be pushed aside; especially when you consider how a clean work environment will have a positive influence on the efficiency of your workforce.
Workplace Hygiene with Pinnacle
people spend 40 to 45 hours per week at their place of work. With this in mind,
are your employees and the visitors to your premises happy and content?
help you establish and maintain optimal workplace hygiene through our extensive
range of hygiene equipment and consumables and pest control service.
We are a BEE Level 2 Company
South African, we understand the climate and culture of our local people;
therefore we can offer a personalised and effective service in all areas of
pest control and commercial hygiene.
dedicated ourselves to providing hygiene services for the commercial market,
including washrooms, kitchens and factories. We are also highly skilled and
competent commercial pest control agents.
We understand your pest control and hygiene needs.
Pest Control Services
Pest Control Services offers a professional and personalised pest control
service to the Commercial and Industrial sectors. Our work is guaranteed and
includes the treatment of rodents, cockroaches, ants, termites, flies, weeds
and soil poisoning. We also offer a variety of garden treatments and all our
programs are HACCP compliant.
“Green cleaning refers to using cleaning methods and products with environmentally friendly ingredients and procedures which are designed to preserve human health and environmental quality.”
to offer a premium quality cleaning, hygiene and pest control service, but not
at the expense of our environment. Therefore we use environmentally-friendly cleaning
agents and soaps, bio-degradable Sani-bin liners and natural bacteria-based
sanitizers to mention a few.
A Full Range of Hygiene Equipment available to rent
Hygiene equipment is installed
free of charge and is serviced regularly. Any faulty equipment is repaired or
replaced immediately. You may rent the following items from us, resting in the knowledge that the
equipment will remain serviced and maintained: Baby Changing Stations Toilet Roll Holders Hand Dryers Hand Sanitiser Dispensers Air Freshener Dispensers Wall Mounted Bins Sanitary Bins Paper Towel Dispensers Soaps Dispensers
Hygiene Consumables will be delivered to your business.
to large and small commercial businesses and provide a cost-effective solution.
an extensive range of products including: Cleaning chemicals, Paper towel Quality Toilet Paper Soaps
Are there benefits to outsourcing cleaning services for businesses in South
Yes, there are! There are financial and social benefits of outsourcing commercial cleaning services. Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control Services offers a specialised commercial cleaning service as well as a competent Pest Control service.
1. What are the benefits of a clean work environment?
clean environment is conducive to being content at work, and this is important
because we spend about one-third of our day at work.
benefits of a clean work environment:
cleanliness is a health and safety requirement
2. Why outsourcing a commercial cleaning service makes sense for your
for money includes more than just money – time is treasured too. Outsourcing
commercial cleaning services means the cleaning company is in charge of buying
and maintaining their cleaning provisions and hygiene equipment. They have the
purchasing power to get value for each purchase, allowing them to use better
products and equipment. This service adds value to you, the customer. Every
business has its area of proficiency. Outsourcing enables you to focus on what you
are good at while those who specialise in the field of commercial cleaning and
pest control can get on with their business.
outsource your auditing, your marketing, your human resources and your vehicle
maintenance – why not outsource your commercial cleaning too?
“To outsource is to obtain goods or service by contract from an outside supplier.”
3. Who can offer an expert cleaning service for my business?
a broad range of cleaning and hygiene equipment services for all commercial
properties. This includes kitchens, washrooms,
office areas, reception areas, clinics,
workshops, and factories. We offer further services such as the deep cleaning
of bathrooms and kitchens.
deliver all cleaning products, and paper products including; • Quality toilet paper, • Towels, • Catering roll, • Paper Towel, and • Tissues to your work premises.
hygiene equipment can be bought or rented from us. Our hygiene specialists are
available to service, maintain, and replace equipment.
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control Services
Hygiene Products and Equipment
a variety of commercial hygiene products, equipment, dispensers and pest
control services in a choice of trending finishes. Whether you buy or lease our
equipment, it is installed free of charge and is serviced regularly.
to small and large businesses and provide a cost-effective solution for all
your hygiene consumables.
We deliver to your offices.
More about our Paper Products
supply a full range of hygienic, good quality paper consumables for all commercial
environments including: Offices Factories Washrooms Kitchens Clinical areas
More about Pinnacle’s Commercial Hygiene
Equipment and Cleaning Services:We
offer a range of hygiene and pest control services for businesses. We service
properties, including kitchens, washrooms, factories and office areas. We also
offer a Deep Cleaning service in commercial kitchens and bathrooms. We have a
range of environmentally-friendly options.
Hygiene has many years of experience in pest control services and commercial
hygiene services. Corporate hygiene is not a matter to be treated lightly. A
germ-free work environment can have a positive influence on the happiness and
performance of your workforce.
motive for cleaning should not be for the sake of appearance; prevent the
spread of germs that cause flu, MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus), C. diff (Clostridium difficile) and other diseases. There is a
connection between proper cleaning, employee attendance and performance, and
company budget for commercial cleaning will confirm that the return on
investment is well worth the cost.
managers and building owners should view commercial hygiene equipment as an
investment and not as an expense. Executives who make financial decisions
should be reminded that maintaining a clean office environment will pay for
itself in surprising ways.
“Why should we pay attention to housekeeping at work?
Practical housekeeping can help control or eliminate workplace hazards. Poor housekeeping practices frequently contribute to incidents. If the presence of paper, debris, clutter and spills is accepted as normal, then other more serious hazards may be taken for granted.
Housekeeping is not just cleanliness. It includes keeping work areas neat and orderly, maintaining halls and floors free of slip and trip hazards, and removing of waste materials (e.g., paper, cardboard) and other fire hazards from work areas. It also requires paying attention to essential details such as the layout of the whole workplace, aisle marking, the adequacy of storage facilities, and maintenance. Good housekeeping is also a necessary part of incident and fire prevention.
Practical housekeeping is an ongoing operation: it is not a one-time or hit-and-miss clean-up done occasionally. Periodic “panic” clean-ups are costly and ineffective in reducing incidents.” www.ccohs.ca
The advantages of a germ-free workplace, thanks to Commercial Hygiene
There is a confirmed link between a hygienic working environment and better employee health. A clean workstation can decrease employee absenteeism.
Regular cleaning protects office equipment, floors, carpets, and tiled surfaces.
What customer will not be impressed by a clean environment?
A clean work-place is an unappreciated marketing tool.
People who work in a clean and healthy environment feel cared for and are thus motivated to work harder.
Why don’t we include the cleaning industry under the healthcare umbrella; it plays a crucial roll in keeping people healthy, happy and efficient?
“Aiding attendance, productivity
and customer satisfaction can build a financial argument that will convince
even the accountants.”
Pinnacle Hygiene we offer personally tailored, practical and well-managed
services in the area of commercial
hygiene and pest control.
Call us on 086 100 0819 or send an email if we can help you with any of the following:
Bathroom Hygiene Thorough cleansing of all the toilet facilities in your office building, warehouse or factory. We clean areas or locations that are neglected and could have a high concentration of germs like shower drains, toilet bowls, toilet covers, toilet rims, toilet seats, urinals, basins, walls, and floors.
also offer washroom deep cleaning. Our deep cleaning services can be used in
conjunction with our bathroom hygiene products. This means your toilet
facilities will use the most sanitary products as well as be cleaned and
maintained by professional cleaning teams. We offer you an all-round cleaning
and hygiene solution for your washroom facilities.
Kitchen Hygiene Our Kitchen Hygiene Service utilises specific chemicals to remove dirt and germs and prevent bacteria and germs from spreading. We clean areas behind appliances such as fridges and stoves, cupboards, drawers, kitchen drains, inside refrigerators, inside microwaves, inside other kitchen appliances, kitchen sinks, inside ovens and work surfaces.
We also clean and maintain grease traps; remove all
potentially harmful burned carbon deposits and fat deposits from kitchen
equipment and eliminate dirt and bacteria; extending the life of your kitchen
Hygiene and Pest Control Services offers a professional and personalised pest
control service to the Domestic, Commercial and Industrial sectors. All
services are guaranteed to treat and control ants, rodents, flies, cockroaches,
termites, soil and weed poisoning. All of our garden treatments and programmes
are HACCP compliant.
Hygiene Equipment All of our hygiene products are available to rent or to buy. Our hygiene products and equipment is installed free of charge and is serviced regularly by our teams in the field. Any faulty equipment is repaired or replaced immediately.
Hygiene Consumables We cater to large and small commercial businesses and provide a cost-effective solution for all your hygiene consumables such as liquid hand soaps, cleaning liquids, quality toilet paper, paper towel, and cleaning chemicals.
Indoor Office Plants We can supply a full range of indoor office plants to enhance your working environment. We have an excellent level of service, and we specialise in the design, installation, and maintenance of your interior plants. They are great for any office space because they enhance the overall appearance, therefore, reducing stress and fatigue; eliminate air pollutants and improve air humidity levels; enhance office morale and increase productivity by lowering office noise thus allowing for fewer distractions.
Of all the equipment that is needed to finish a building, hygiene equipment should be a priority. After all, what other room in the building gets frequented by all and sundry? The bathroom hygiene equipment that you choose for your public and employee toilets is going to send a message loud and clear. What do your hygiene products say about you?
Bathrooms shouldn’t be an afterthought just because
they are private spaces. Think about it this way. Whilst occupied, the toilet
is a private space; however, that very same private space becomes a private
space for every other individual who visits it throughout the day.
Bathrooms are allowed to be interesting and
attractive. They are the one place where you can show people that you care
about their personal needs and comfort.
In this article we are going to explore previously overlooked questions like; Part 1: Why choose really nice bathroom hygiene equipment? Part 2: Can Hygiene equipment and dispensers be trendy? Part 3: What do I need to know about the different kinds of hygiene equipment and dispensers? Part 4: Who can help me make head or tail of my commercial hygiene equipment needs?
Part 1: Why choose really nice bathroom hygiene equipment?
You could choose to ignore the toilets in your
building; toss in the bare essentials and focus on an impressive reception area
However, people pass through reception. Reception
never becomes their private space; not even for a moment. Sure, you should make
your reception area look lovely and inviting, but not at the neglect of the one
place that your visitors, customers, clients, shareholders and employees will
spend a little more time than just passing through.
Want to impress your customers and clients? Want to encourage a happy workforce? Start in the most unlikely place; Invest in great quality hygiene equipment.
I read this really cool article, by Kate Rutter (November 2007). In it, she compiled a diagram based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. She calls it the “Office bathroom hierarchy of needs”. It’s brilliant!
One Star Bathroom Flushable toilet (lid is optional), greyish coloured toilet paper in a dispenser that frees one or two squares at a time, a tiny hand wash basin with only cold water, a soggy soap bar, shared hand drying towel, a small plastic bin that has fallen over in the corner, a door.
Two Star Bathroom Flushable toilet with a lid, a mirror, free-rolling toilet paper dispenser, a lock on the door, hand- soap or –sanitiser in a dispenser, a fair-sized basin with cold water tap, paper towels or a hand dryer, a wall mounted bin, clean floor.
Three Star Bathroom Flushable toilet with a lid, toilet seat sanitiser, a mirror, coat and handbag hook behind the lockable door, an extractor fan, 2-ply toilet paper in a refillable toilet paper dispenser, ample counter space and a hand wash basin with soap or sanitiser dispenser, automatic hand dryer, wall mounted sanitary bin next to the toilet and another wall mounted bin near the basin, frequent cleaning.
Four Star Bathroom Flushable toilet with a lid, toilet seat sanitiser, a full length mirror, coat and handbag hook behind the lockable door, an extractor fan or a window to outside, 2-ply toilet paper in a refillable toilet paper dispenser, ample counter space and hand wash basin with soap or sanitiser dispenser, automatic hand dryer, feminine hygiene dispenser, wall mounted sanitary bin next to the toilet and another wall mounted bin near the basin, frequent cleaning.
Five Star Bathroom All of the above and then add some plants, décor items, something to sit on that is not the toilet, and a few unique corporate fixtures to make it your own.
Your public bathroom’s look and feel and the
bathroom hygiene equipment that you choose will determine how likeable the
space becomes. In the end, your choice will influence how the people who visit
this space feel about being there – and by ‘there’ I don’t just mean the
Part 2: Can Hygiene equipment and dispensers be trendy?
What’s new in corporate décor? What look is trending in office buildings? What is the theme at your place of work?
You will find toilet and bathroom hygiene equipment and dispensers to suit your style, your needs, and your budget. At Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control Services, we offer you a range of hygiene products and dispensers in white, stainless steel, or aluminium.
Our range includes:
Toilet Roll Holders
Baby Changing Stations
Part 3: What do I need to know about the different kinds of hygiene
equipment and dispensers?
A soap dispenser is a vessel that dispenses small
amounts of liquid-, gel- or foam- soap into the user’s hand by the push of a
button, the press of a lever, or via an automatic sensor.
Dispensers are placed on or near the basin and are
commonly found in public toilets, where they are most often secured to the
wall. They are also useful in other commercial settings like large kitchens,
clinics, hostels, workshops and schools. Inside the plastic or metal casing is
a plastic bag or tube which contains the soap. Once the contents of the tube
are used up the bag or tube is replaced without having to dispose of the entire
Good quality dispenser soaps contain sanitising and moisturising agents.
your hands clean through improved hygiene is the first step you can take to
avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Unclean hands spread many illnesses
and diseasesunclean hands. If soap and water are
unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. This hygiene product is
available as a hand sanitiser dispenser. You can read more about that in item 9.
Paper Towel Dispensers
paper towel dispenser is a container that holds large volumes of paper towel
but dispenses just enough for single use. Most commonly this paper towel is
used for hand drying in public bathrooms. The paper towel is dispensed by
turning a handle, pulling perforated paper from the dispenser, or via automatic
Paper towel dispensers are not only for use in
bathrooms; they are needed in kitchens where large amounts of food are
prepared. The busy kitchens in hotels, hostels, restaurants and fast-food,
hospitals, and more could all use a paper towel dispenser or two at key places.
Hand Dryers are electrically powered and are found
in most public bathrooms. They are push-button operated or work automatically
using a sensor. They work by blasting warm air onto your hands in order for
them to dry without the use of a towel.
Hands-under hand dryers have been around for many
years. Hands-in dryers are a slightly newer concept. Both offer a relatively
convenient way of getting your hands dry without worrying about germs on towels
or paper waste from paper towels.
Paper towel dispensers can be used in conjunction with or instead of electric hand dryers and vice versa
What are the pros and cons of electric hand dryers?
No paper waste or litter
Doesn’t need refilling
Needs electricity to operate
Specialist maintenance is required
What are the pros and cons of paper towel dispensers?
No electricity needed
Little to no maintenance required
Paper waste and litter can be an issue
Needs to be manually refilled
Sanitary bins, also known as feminine hygiene bins, are
made available to allow for the safe disposal of feminine hygiene products. As
an accompaniment to sanitary bins, one could offer a dispenser with small
disposable bags for the same purpose. We supply sanitary bins and bin liners
for commercial and office use.
Wall Mounted Bins
Bins are wall mounted to allow for easy floor cleaning. If they share the bathroom with a paper towel
dispenser, they are installed below it to facilitate easy disposal and less
littering. Wall mounted bins have a large waste capacity to reduce frequent
clearing and are designed with a liner lip so that the bin liner does not stick
out in an unsightly manner.
Air Freshener Dispensers
Air fresheners are consumer products. Air freshener
dispensers are designed for use in public bathrooms because they have a higher
traffic volume. They can also be placed in reception areas, foyers, hallways,
Air freshener dispensers are used for two reasons: eliminate unpleasant odours introduce pleasant odours
There are different types, brands, and methods of
refreshing the air; from the more traditional candles, gel, beads and diffusers
which evaporate a combination of oils and alcohol spirits, to the more modern mechanical,
non-mechanical, drip control systems, or time operated mist dispensers and
The location of your air freshener has to be considered when choosing the best system. Candles and diffusers in a public bathroom will more than likely be carried off to refresh someone else’s home. Most bathrooms do not have electrical plug points, so the plug-in type is not suited for a bathroom setting.
If you are thinking of a more commercial, public setting for an air freshener dispenser, then a mechanical time-operated air freshener system combined with a drip hygiene odour control and cleaning system will work well. Unfortunately, due to their chemical nature, some air fresheners cause allergies.
Seat Sanitiser Sprays
Seat sanitiser sprays offer peace of mind against
the spread of bacteria found on toilet seats and bathroom surfaces. Once
sprayed onto a surface the product is proven to kill bacteria which can cause
illness and disease which is spread via hand-to-object contact. The quick
drying formula evaporates leaving a germ-free surface in seconds.
Seat Sanitiser Wipes
The existence of all these sanitising products
confirms that sharing toilet seats with others is an area of concern for most
individuals. Using sanitising sprays and/or wipes makes having to use public
bathroom facilities less risky for everyone.
So much ado is made of the loo, but what about the dirty door handle? For your peace of mind, you could take an extra sanitising wipe and use it to hold the handle.
It is a well-known fact that when a toilet is
flushed, microbes are released into the air and they settle on all the bathroom
surfaces. To avoid being rained on by these microbes, and to keep them inside
the toilet where they belong, it is recommended that you close the lid before
Hand Sanitiser Dispensers
Our first contact with germs happens to be our hands. Many people don’t wash their hands and then go around touching everything from handrails to door handles. It is inevitable that your hands will come into contact with germ-causing bacteria at some time. The problem comes in when we use the same hand that opened the door to eat a snack or apply lip balm or touch our cellphone.
This is where hand sanitiser dispensers, placed at convenient places throughout your office building or place of work come in very handy (pun intended). Having a complimentary hand sanitiser dispenser in rooms that do not have hand washing facilities – for example, a foyer, lobby, conference room, workshop, stairwell or elevator – allows clients, customers and employees to sanitise their hands no matter where they are. Think of a hospital – there are hand sanitiser dispensers at every door. There must be a good reason for that.
The main ingredients in waterless hand sanitisers
are ethanol, isopropanol and n-propanol. Antiseptic hand gel is also a quick
and easy, dispensable method of sanitising your hands.
Is all this sanitising of hands and
places really necessary?
Washing hands with soap,
steriliser or sanitiser removes germs and prevents illnesses and the spread of
infections to others.
People often touch their mouth, nose, and eyes without realising it. Germs get into the body this way and make us sick.
Germs from dirty hands contaminate food and drink while people prepare or consume them.
Germs from unwashed hands are transferred to other objects, like handrails, table tops, door handles, and shared public facilities; from there they are transferred to another person’s hands.
Removing germs through cleansing hands helps prevent diarrhoea and respiratory infections, as well as thwarting skin and eye infections.
Take the time to do a bit of research before you
choose a toilet paper dispenser. There are two rather important questions to
How many people will be using the toilet?
How often will the toilet paper have to be topped up?
Never mind additional concerns like durability,
maintenance, cost, décor, and user satisfaction.
The truth of the matter is; everyone needs toilet paper.
It may be the least glamorous part of our existence
as human beings, but it’s a bare necessity in our society. It isn’t rocket
science, but if you get it wrong, it can cause bigger problems than anyone
cares to admit. With over a decade of experience under our belt, we will be
able to evaluate your needs and recommend the best toilet paper dispenser for
your office, commercial building, or any public bathroom setting.
For public and commercial toilets we recommend a
dispenser that can hold several spare rolls of toilet paper while dispensing a
generous amount of good quality toilet paper as and when needed. Depending on
the busyness of people doing their business, the dispenser is easy to refill.
11. Baby Changing Stations
Although not something you’re likely to require in
the restrooms at your office, many public toilets have specially designed
diaper (or nappy) changing stations available. They are hinged so that they can
be folded away when not in use and are typically not enclosed in a stall. If
the people who will be visiting your building need this kind of table for nappy
changes, bear in mind that this would be an excellent place to install
dispensers with air freshener, sanitising wipes, and/or disinfecting spray.
Part 4: Who can help me make head or tail of my commercial hygiene
Are you looking for the best quality commercial
hygiene equipment for the kitchen or bathroom at your office building,
workplace, commercial centre, restaurant, clinic, hotel lobby, warehouse,
workshop, spa, reception area, etc., etc.?
At Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control Services, we have extensive knowledge on the subject as well as a wide range of hygiene products and equipment available.
Our range is available to buy or to rent. We
deliver, install, service and maintain all our hygiene equipment. We also
deliver hygiene consumables to commercial customers.
Pinnacle Hygiene for your hygiene equipment needs
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control services has been in the industry since 2007.
We understand your individual hygiene product needs.
We begin with a full evaluation and provide you with an in-depth proposal to help you decide on the best, long-lasting hygiene equipment solution tailored to your business.
Our commercial hygiene consumable range compliments our hygiene products
There are financial and social benefits in outsourcing commercial
cleaning services for businesses in South Africa. Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest
Control Services offers a professional commercial cleaning service as well as a
qualified Pest Control service.
In this article, we will answer three questions about outsourcing your commercial cleaning services.
What are the benefits
of a clean work environment?
Why is outsourcing a
commercial cleaning service best for my business?
Where can I find a specialised
cleaning service for my business?
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi
1. What are the benefits of a clean work environment?
We spend about one-third of our day at work, so having a clean
environment is conducive to being content at work.
Here is a quick list of some of the benefits of a clean work environment:
Increased Productivity An untidy environment leads to distractions. A clean environment improves creativity, innovation, and the flow of information.
Happy, healthy employees Mess = stress We have germs on our hands, and our hands touch everything at our workstation. Keeping your hands clean is important, but so is keeping your work environment germ and bacteria free.
Professionalism First impressions last. A good impression portrays professionalism. Any visitor to your premises, be it an investor, client, or supplier, will be impressed by tidiness and cleanliness.
Staying with the programme Workplace cleanliness is a health and safety requirement.
2. Why is outsourcing a commercial cleaning service best for your business?
Every person has their own area
of expertise: this is merely a case of you focusing on what matters to you and
leaving the rest to those who specialise in that field.
Value for money involves more than just money – time is valuable too. By
outsourcing commercial cleaning services for your businesses in South Africa,
the cleaning company is responsible for buying and maintaining their cleaning supplies
and hygiene equipment. They have the purchasing power to get value for each
purchase, allowing them to use better products and equipment. This service adds
value to you, the customer.
You outsource your marketing, your auditing, your vehicle maintenance, your human resources – why not outsource your commercial cleaning too?
3. Where can I find a specialised cleaning service for my business?
Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control Services offers a wide range of hygiene equipment and cleaning services for all commercial properties. This includes washrooms, kitchens, office areas, clinics, reception areas, workshops, and factories. We offer additional services such as the deep cleaning of bathrooms and kitchens. We also supply cleaning consumables and paper products.
We deliver all cleaning products, paper products and commercial hygiene
equipment to your premises. Commercial hygiene equipment is available to rent
or to buy. Our team of hygiene specialists are on call to service, maintain,
and replace equipment.
We understand the benefits of outsourcing commercial cleaning services
for businesses in South Africa, and that is why we have been in business since
We guarantee our: Reliability High level of Service Quality Products Personal attention and service Professionalism
Call us on 086 100 0819 or email us at email@example.com
Keeping your hands clean is the first step towards workplace hygiene. It
is one of the most basic, yet important steps you can implement to avoid getting
sick and spreading germs to others at work. By not washing your hands with soap
and clean and running water, many diseases and unhealthy conditions are spread.
How do germs make you sick?
Faeces from people and animals is a common source of germs like Salmonella,
E. coli 0157, and norovirus. These germs commonly cause diarrhoea, and get onto
your hands when you use the toilet. Unfortunately, they also find their way
onto your hands in less obvious ways, like when you go to public places where
other people may not have washed their hands.
Germs infect your hands when you touch an object that has germs on it.
When these germs are not washed off, they can be passed from person to person,
thus spreading sickness. This is especially prevalent in places where people
congregate, like schools, offices, malls, and such. Public-, school-, and
workplace hygiene is to be encouraged to prevent the spread of diseases.
Do we all become super-germaphobic and wear gloves and masks wherever we go? Well I guess that is an option; but there is a slightly less phobic way of dealing with germs.
How does washing with soap and water help?
Washing your hands with soap and clean water prevents infections and the
spread of contagions to others.
Germs enter your body through your nose, eyes and mouth; you may not
realise how often you touch these parts of your body.
Germs from dirty hands can get into foods and drinks while people
prepare or consume them. Under certain conditions, germs multiply in some foods
and make people sick.
Germs from unwashed hands are transmitted to other objects, like
shopping trolleys, handrails, desks and chairs, computer keyboards, etc.
Eradicating germs through handwashing will prevent the spread of germs
which cause infections and diseases.
Encouraging people to wash their hands will keep all public and work places
healthy. Clean hands
Reduce the number of people who get sick with diarrhoea by up to 40%
Reduce respiratory illnesses, like colds, up to 21%
Reduce absenteeism due to illness by up to 57%
Handwashing helps battle the rise in antibiotic resistance
Thwarting disease decreases the volume of antibiotics people have to use and the likelihood that antibiotic resistance will develop. Antibiotics are often prescribed unnecessarily for diarrhoea and respiratory infections. Reducing these infections by washing hands frequently will help prevent the misuse of antibiotics which leads to antibiotic resistance. Handwashing will prevent the spread of germs which are already resistant to antibiotics and therefore difficult to treat. Source article: www.cdc.gov
Our Workplace Hygiene Solution
At Pinnacle Hygiene and Pest Control Solutions we have a wide range of Kitchen and Bathroom hygiene equipment which is suitable for clinics, hotels, workshops, warehouses, reception areas, office buildings, factories, schools, clubs, and any other place you can think of.
All our Equipment and Dispensers are available in stainless steel, white and platinum coloured range and are available to buy or to rent. We deliver to your offices, and our equipment is services and maintained by our hygiene specialists.
In this article we would like to tell you a little more about our range
of Mats for commercial use.
In most business offices, there is a constant movement of people. Your floors are susceptible to dirt and germs being transferred from people’s shoes to the floor, as well as wear and tear on the floor. Our dust mats will protect your floors from being damaged by trapping the dirt and dust. We have a wide variety of mats in standard and custom sizes. We are also able to provide you with floor mats with your company logo printed onto them.
grease mats are ideal for use in industrial or high grease environments like
kitchens, factories or warehouses. They are specially designed to trap grease
and prevent it from running onto your floors. We manufacture the mat in the
size that you require to suit the area you need to protect.
your company logo on your entrance mats enhances your entrance. We are able to
design mats to suit your requirements for shopping centre entrance mats, office
entrance mats, restaurant entrance mats, kitchen mats and promotional logo
help you choose a mat to enhance your entrance and showcase your brand.
mats are designed to reduce the fatigue that is caused by standing for long
periods on hard surface. They are often used to decrease foot weariness for
workers who stand in one position for long periods. We have a selection of
these mats to suit your requirements.
you need for commercial health, hygiene and pest control – from ONE place.
At Pinnacle Hygiene we offer personalised, well-managed and effective service in all areas of commercial hygiene and pest control.
We are small enough to be able to
offer excellent attention to detail, yet big enough to be more than capable of
offering you quick, effective and lasting solutions to all your hygiene,
cleaning or environmental services needs.
Give us a call or send us an email for a free evaluation on all your commercial health, hygiene and pest control needs.