MechanizationLots of companies offer cleaning solutions. Meet the 1st company with a total program that addresses the housekeeping and custodial department as a whole.
Delivering custom programs tailored to your unique industry
Each industry presents its own unique challenges. Pike Systems’ staff members are knowledgeable in each of these industries and can assist you in facing these challenges head-on
At Pike Systems, our goal is to focus on the one positive way to reduce costs
Organizations continue to spend a small percentage of their budgets on maintaining and operating facilities, with amounts hovering around historic lows. Custodial and housekeeping budgets are hard to defend because they normally lack objective measurement. Pike Systems helps you evaluate how custodial budgets are established first and, then, shift your focus from a traditional budget model to a zero budget model that builds from the ground up based on the specific needs of the facility and building occupants.
There are only six ways to reduce costs. Five of the six have negative connotations including decreased morale, decreased cleanliness, and increased turnover. At Pike Systems, our goal is to focus on the one positive way to reduce costs.
The six ways to reduce costs are listed below:
Which of these have you employed in your organization?
Change or Decrease Benefits
Reduce the Quality or Frequency of Cleaning
Increased productivity can have the greatest impact on your overall budget
By increasing the productivity of your staff, you’re able to do more with less. Even after personnel cuts, it is possible to continue to clean at a high level. Increasing productivity requires so much more than just purchasing new equipment. Staff members must be trained, cleaning schedules must be tweaked for improved productivity, and quality control must be conducted routinely to verify compliance and determine if desired results have been achieved.
Pike Systems begins this process by conducting a complete audit of your facility where we acquire square footages, floor surfaces types, and a list of available tools. Pike Systems, then, works with you and your staff to increase overall productivity and quality by using the most effective, modern equipment available, while driving down the total cost to clean. By applying new and innovative technology to mechanization, we’re able to foster higher productivity and deliver higher quality.
Many of your current pieces of floor and carpet equipment can become obsolete as new, more efficient equipment is introduced. For this reason, the life cycle of each piece of equipment needs to be established at the time of purchase and adhered to down the road. It’s much more costly to keep fixing a beat-up piece of equipment than it is to purchase a replacement.
“Restroom Cleaning Machines are 50% Faster Than Cleaning By Hand”
Managing Budgets Vs Expectations
What do you do when expectations exceed your budget?
Pike Systems can help you properly mechanize your organization by providing:
- A better understanding of your facility and how to keep it clean
- Specific detail on cleaning rates on all types of cleaning equipment
- Higher performance cleaning processes that lower cost and create high levels of clean
- Mechanization models for your buildings that offer low, medium, and high degrees of mechanization tailored to fit any budget
- Cost justification worksheets that meet the needs of finance and purchasing
- Life expectancy charts and replacement cost suggestions for budget planning
- Breakdowns of where you spend your cleaning resources by building type
- Cleaning practices that simplify and drive cleaning efficiency