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Oxbow Hygiene Services

1. Hygiene Services

The Hygiene Division offers service rental contracts for clients requiring washroom dispensers in their bathrooms. Our ranges include toilet roll holders, soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers, ladies sanitary bins, air fresheners and consumables to refill all dispensers. We offer a plastic and stainless steel range

2. Contract Services

The Cleaning Division focuses mainly on contract cleaning and we are privileged to include several leading South African companies, schools and shopping centres amongst our clients.

All basic cleaning equipment, equipment repairs and maintenance, chemicals and brush ware are also included in our charge. All disinfectants, neutral detergents, heavy-duty degreasers and polishes will be supplied with the correct identification labels and chemicals will be delivered on a monthly basis. Monthly stock levels will be monitored by our operations staff, which eliminates unnecessary wastage and ensures that the correct products are delivered. We are committed to the preservation of our environment and only use environmentally friendly products.

3. Specialised Services

Deep Cleaning Services

Deep Cleaning is a complete, intensive, heavy duty cleaning process using specialized chemicals to remove the build-up of scale and bacteria which causes unpleasant odours in urinals, toilets, basins, showers and kitchens.

Bacteria in kitchens and bathrooms are a severe health risk and can influence your business negatively. We use the latest technology in bactericides and disinfectants to ensure your kitchens and bathrooms are kept in pristine condition. It is important to do deep cleaning on a regular basis in public bathrooms and change rooms and restaurant or club kitchens in order to kill various bacteria to prevent the spread of Hepatitis B, Herpes Virus, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, E-Coli and Salmonella. Regular deep cleaning also maintains hygiene audit standards and keeps staff and customers healthier.

Window Cleaning

Oxbow Hygiene makes use of all methods when it comes to cleaning building window surfaces. We have various teams responsible for each specific type of building from low-level buildings, cleaned by means of ladders and/or scaffolding, to high-rise buildings where we make use of rope access by teams that have received the proper accredited training.

A new method that Oxbow Hygiene has now introduced is the use of telescopic poles, which operate with purified water. This method is used primarily for hard to get places on a building or where a ladder is unable to reach.

The benefit of the telescopic purification system is that there is a very low risk of injury as one is positioned on the ground.

Carpet Cleaning

Apart from the aesthetic benefit of cleaning carpets and upholstery it is important that these items are cleaned regularly as they can harbour bacteria and ingrained dirt. Regular cleaning also prolongs life span; therefore we recommend that a routine cleaning programme be put in place for all carpets and upholstery.

Oxbow Hygiene uses a spray extraction cleaning method whereby the carpet pile is injected under pressure with a special low-foaming detergent in hot water so that the soil/dirt in the carpet is loosened and suspended in the water. The water is then extracted immediately by a high suction wet vacuum system. Depending on the thickness of the pile and ventilation, carpets normally take about 5 hours to dry completely.

We use only the best tried and trusted equipment and chemicals to clean and deodorise carpets and upholstery and we specialise in removing stubborn stains.

We also offer an emergency water extraction service in the case of flooding from burst pipes or geysers. The excess water is extracted using high suction wet vacuum cleaners and the carpet is cleaned and deodorised to prevent mould/mildew and bad odours.

Pest Control

Infestations of cockroaches, rodents, ants, flies or other pests can be extremely detrimental to your business by causing damage to products or spreading disease. We will send in a team of specialists to assess the severity of the problem and eliminate and control the pests.

We highly recommend that treatments be carried out on a regular basis in order to keep any infestations at bay.

Our pest control experts are also proficient in dealing with once-off pest problems e.g. bees or termites and our treatments are guaranteed so that if the problem re-occurs within the guarantee period, we will return and retreat the problem at no extra charge.

All chemicals used are approved by the Department of Agriculture and where applicable are applied to the SABS Code of Practice.

Spring Cleaning

Gem Care also offers a variety of once-off cleaning services including:

– Pre-occupational cleans of offices or townhouses
– Cleaning and scrubbing of basements
– Cleaning of paving
– Stripping and sealing of vinyl floors
– General spring-cleaning
– Cleaning of escalators

Once Off Cleaning

Pre or post occupational cleaning of offices or residences. Whether you have been building, renovating or have new tenants moving in, we can clean the entire premises from top to bottom including:

– Deep cleaning of bathrooms and kitchens
– Wiping down of walls, light fittings, aircon ducts etc
– Cleaning of windows
– Stripping and sealing of floors
– Cleaning carpets
– Cleaning of cupboards