We cannot believe how quickly 2018 has come and gone. It feels like just last week that we started the year and suddenly we are planning our Christmas break again.
Looking back, we realize how blessed we are and how much we have accomplished this year, all because of your continued support and trust in our services.
As you may know, we have grown quite a bit this year and have added a number of extra services through Live Consulting, ExtracTank, METSA and Chim Chimney and these have severely tested our resolve… but we are glad to report it is still smooth sailing.
Here is a quick overview of what we got up to 2018…
Over 500 Canopies left sparkling clean through Extractor Hoods
Over 50 extraction related installations of various sizes
Medium and large tanks serviced monthly through ExtracTank (Over 400 for the year)
315 Chimney’s Serviced through Chim Chimney
Over 100 mystery phone calls and 11 Mystery Visits to Hotels, Lodges and Resorts and a Tourism research report through Live Consulting
Food and Beverage and Cookery Training for numerous clients through METSA
All in a days work…or 365 of them.
There were a few highlights of the year but if we have to pick one, it would be the day we were hanging off of ropes outside Nelspruit, cleaning windows at the University of Mpumalanga. How fun is our job!
2018 has really been a great year and we are so thankful for all the support we have received! Our ‘back end’ also got some upgrades with our Automated Scheduling System, reporting software and a whole new approach to customer interaction and feedback. (We hope you have noticed 😉 )
2019 Booking Coupons!!
Remember that you can book your own canopy clean, Fat Trap clean, Repair, Installation and a host of other services directly on our website, AND you get 5% discount when doing so. Insert this coupon code when making your booking: Gimme-5%
What’s happening in 2019? Oh we have so much planned…
We have just launched our Fat Trap Cleaning services!!
OHS management services will start running through Live Consulting from early in 2019
Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports can be done through METSA (Due date is 30 April 2019!)
We will be launching our official Facebook Page! Hope you ‘like’ that. 😉
Look out for a new name in our Admin department!
Funded Training Applications are now open through METSA!! (Contact Werner)
An additional 10 Extract Tanks will be going to our clients early in January. (Do you have your tank yet??)
We’ll be even more awesome than we were this year!
Phew… what a mouthfull.
From all of us here at Extractor Hoods (and partners) we wish you a Very Merry Christmas and an absolute blessed 2019. Please travel safe, be responsible and thank you so so much for your support in 2018. We look forward to working with you in 2019.
The importance of managing staff training and development cannot be overstated. The SETA regulations, SARS Skills Levy, BEE score card and EE compliance issues are all impacted by proper skills planning. Unfortunately many organisations cannot afford a full time training manager. So, what to do?
Many organisation appoint a ‘once off’ Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) to assist with the annual WSP/ATR submissions. Although there is value in doing this, the SDF may not fully understand what the business requires w.r.t skills development and may only be submitting for compliance reasons.
The solutions lies in finding a person who is as passionate about your people as you are.
METSA now offers a full training management service with fees from as little as R2 000.00 per month*. Our service includes (but is not limited to):
Annual Skills Gap Analysis and Training Needs Analysis
Staff performance plans
Workplace Skills Plan development and SETA submission
Annual Training plan submission
Monthly monitoring and evaluation of training plan
Sourcing of quotations and training providers
Management of training administration
SETA Liaison and reporting
EE / BEE Assistance and advice
Plan, coordinate and direct all training activities
Monitor training effectiveness and measure ROI
Management of training budgets
Why use us?
We have 14 years experience in Education, Training and Development
Over 3000 students registered and trained in the past
Over 100 WSP/ATR submissions with various SETA’s
We’ve worked with some of the largest hotel, retail and restaurant groups in the country
Fully Accredited with CATHSSETA (so we understand the back-end)
We’ve secured over R1 Million in training funding for clients
We’ve run mentorship programmes for 15 SMME’s
We’ve managed small and large training projects in urban and rural areas
We have an absolute passion for the development of people
Let us take the headache away and help you navigate your way around training and development.
Our team recently braved the freezing temperatures of Dullstroom to assist the towns folks with much needed De-carbonizing Chimney Sweeps. We spent two days in this beautiful town and discovered that chimney maintenance is grossly undervalued in our country.
We decided to go to Dullstroom after receiving more than 40 enquiries for chimney sweeps through our Dullstroom agent. Here are some of the problems we encountered:
On the first day we met a client who was complaining that the smoke from their fireplace sometimes blew into the house. Our initial suspicions were that this may be due to bats or a bird nest inside the chimney. We inspected the fireplace and the chimney and didn’t notice anything broken or out of place. It wasn’t until our team opened up the chimney that we found the problem:
A previous attempt at cleaning the chimney resulted in the roof insulation getting trapped inside the chimney. This created an airflow problem and caused the smoke to billow into the house on occasion. This was obviously a huge fire hazard as well! Our team quickly went to work and made sure that the insulation was clear of the edges and that the chimney had a clear vent. Potential crisis averted!
The next day our team was met with ice, freezing temperatures and a host of chimney’s to clean. We sprang to work and managed to assist all of our clients for the day.
One of the last chimney’s we did on the day provided evidence of just how important regular chimney sweeping really is. The client was very surprised when this mountain of soot was cleaned from her chimney.
Apart from the obvious fire risk, this carbon build up also prevents proper air flow and may result in smoke coming back into the room. Not pleasant for anyone.
Our team arrived home and was greeted with many more enquiries for chimney sweeps. We’ll be back Dullstroom, We’ll be back.
Yes, we’ve been around for 10 years and what an absolute blessing it has been! We could not have done it without the valued support of our customers, and to say thank you, we are running a crazy – once in a lifetime – first come first serve – never to be repeated – oh my gosh this is madness – black Friday eat your heart out – ExtracTank hire deal! Here it is:
Receive MASSIVE discount when you sign a 12 month ExtracTank hire deal in June 2018*
200 Liter tank Normal price: R959.64
CRAZY DEAL PRICE: R780.00 PER MONTH
(You save R2 155.00 Annually)
400 Liter tank Normal price: R1 588.00
CRAZY DEAL PRICE: R1350.00 PER MONTH (Serviced twice a month)
(You save R2 850.00 Annually)
All prices include VAT at 15%, delivery, monthly services and chemicals
* Specials valid for 30 days only from 1 to 30 June 2018
This is a fan that we recently removed from a client’s premises. This fan has not been cleaned in a very long time. The fan obviously does not work anymore and the client had to replace it at high cost.
Canopy and ducting cleaning is not only a legal issue according to the SANS act, but also saves you money in the long run. Regular cleaning should be seen as preventative maintenance that promotes longevity in your ducting, fan and canopy.
Not cleaning your ducting promotes a build up of grease and oil that magnifies your fire risk ten fold. A canopy/ducting fire cannot be easily doused and will most probably result in a significant loss of equipment.
Our services ensure that your canopy, ducting and fan last longer and are always 100% clean.