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Indoor Air Quality and VOCs

Volatile organic compounds are emitted as gases from certain liquids or solids. They are consistently higher indoors (up to 10x higher according ...

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Why Pike Systems is Grateful for 2020

The end of the year is a time to reflect. We've heard it time and time again: 2020 is one for the record books. We all have different views a...

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COVID Training and Cleaning Audit Tool

Pike Systems is excited for the launch of our new COVID training and cleaning audit tool. As we get closer to launching our new learning platform we&a...

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We're Hiring - Equipment Specialist

Pike Systems is hiring an equipment specialist for Northern Illinois.

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Pike Hires 1st Infection Preventionist

Pike Systems welcomes Tonya Obrochta to our Healthcare Team!

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July 1st Product Launch:New Genesan Micro Dilution Caps

New Product Alert! We get so excited when we get to share great new products with our customers

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The Next Generation of Self-Contained Carpet Extractors

Introducing . . . the CRI Gold Certified ES300ST, ES300XP and ES400XLP

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COVID-19 Relief Update

If you're a frontline professional, you know the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARE...

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Breaking News! Antibacterial Hand Soaps must now prove germ-killin...

A new US proposal has been passed that now requires antibacterial hand washes to prove that they are more safe and healthy than plain soaps.

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Carolyn Quinn recognized as Certified Healthcare Environmental Service...

The American Hospital Association Certification Center is proud to announce that Carolyn Quinn, Vice President of Pike Systems

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Fighting C. Difficle just got easier!

We are proud to announce that Pike Systems now offers Perisept, a new sporicidal disinfectant with a 2 minute c. difficle spore kill time - this is th...

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Enterovirus D68

Will the spread of Enterovirus, specifically in schools, Pike Systems would like to provide you with information to help limit the spread of infection...

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Track facility goals with Cloud Based Quality Control

Introducing Cloud Based Quality Control - Pike Systems now offers a new way to monitor and reach goals with a web-based suite of custodial management ...

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Campaign for Updated Safety Data

In March 2012, OSHA revised the Hazard Communication Standard to be consistent with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification an...

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Zika Virus: What are the implications for the healthcare environme...

The Zika Virus is not a new virus, but as you have seen in recent news, it is becoming more prevalent.

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Why Water Conservation is Important and How it is Changing the Way We ...

With more and more facilities striving to become green, we are seeing a rise in concern for our water consumption and justly so

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Pitch the Pad. . .Buy the Brush! New Product Alert!

Introducing . . .The new Sonic Scrub Brush from Malish! Pitch your pads and buy this brush as the ultimate solution for all 14" x 20" os...

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Hand Hygiene During the Holidays

Tis the season for enjoying the company of our family and friends, for shopping sprees to malls to find the perfect gifts, for office parties . . . an...

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Pike Systems Rings in the New Year with a Launch of Ecommerce Website

Pike Systems is excited to announce that we are making it even easier for you to get the cleaning supplies, equipment, and information that you need&#...

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Ice Melt Residue - We've Got You Covered!

ICE ICE BABY! Ice melt is a necessity, especially when the dead of winter hits. With ice melt comes ice melt residue on your floors which can be a...

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The Key (and Great New Product) to Protecting Your Gym Floor...

Traditional wood gym floors look beautiful. However, very few of the guests that visit these facilities understand the amount of work, time and money ...

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Oil vs. Water-Based Floor Finished - Which is right for your facility?

Both oil and water-based floor finishes look great, but there are differences between the two that should be considered when selecting which product t...

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Do's and Don'ts of Caring for your Wood Floors

Every summer, you spend a considerable amount of time, money and resources refinishing your wood gym floors.

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Tips for Keeping Your Wood Floors Looking Great!

In order to maximize your investment and retain a high level of appearance, a well-planned and executed maintenance program must be implemented.

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How Weather Affects Curing a Wood Floor

Often, in a world surrounded by concrete and man-made products, we don't often stop to think about what is natural. Wood, being a natural product...

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Introducing . . . Recon by Hillyard!!!

Recon is a revolutionary sports floor coating system that can eliminate the roller coaster effect of annual sports floor maintenance, and deliver new ...

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The Benefits of the Carpet and Rug Institute Seal of Approval

Do you often see the labels above, but aren't entirely sure what they mean? They actually a really important labels to have on your products beca...

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Vacuuming 101

Vacuuming is the most efficient way to keep your carpet clean. Depending on the foot traffic, the general cleaning formula ranges from daily for busy ...

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Tips for Your Summer Floor Care

Summer is officially in full swing! The kids are out of school and the Chicago weather is finally warm! Now is the time to get those floors lo...

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The Future of Squeegee Blades is Here!

We are proud to introduce Hydrotec Squeegee Blades from Pike Systems! The squeegee blades are engineered from natural rubber using advanced techno...

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Why Commercial Vacuums beat out Consumer Vacuums every time.

Far too often, we hear stories about contractors purchasing consumer grade vacuums because they need them fast and they are convenient and inexpensive...

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Updated:How to Choose the Right Floor Pad

Preserving the appearance and the cleanliness of a floor begins with selecting the right floor pad. This ensures that the job is done right

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Are your Auto Scrubbers ready for a new school year?

As the students gear up for a new year of learning, it is important that custodians too prepare for a school year and make sure all the auto scrubbers...

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Odors are No Match for Us!

Pike Systems is revolutionizing the way we fight odors! Introducing Fresh Wave IAQ, the newest product in odor elimination.

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Routine Preventative Maintenance for your ProTeam Backpack Vacuum

Just as you maintain your car by getting a regular oil change, frequent preventative maintenance is required to extend the life and performance of you...

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The Shift Towards Online Certification Training Platforms

Richard Brown, the assistant director of building services at Princeton University, credits online certification courses as a tool for helping him

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How to Reap the Cost Benefits of a Microfiber Program

By now we've all heard of microfiber. We've given insight to its many advantages in our previous blogs

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School Bus Disinfection Tips

School buses are prone to the spread of diseases such as colds and the flu, and COVID-19 is no exception. Surfaces such as the back of seats and hand ...

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Reducing Custodian Cross-Contamination

Cross contamination can cause the spread of germs and viruses, including COVID-19. Although healthcare workers are often trained on reducing cross con...

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Preventative Equipment Maintenance - It Pays Off

Floor equipment and vacuum cleaners are similar to any other equipment you use, they are more reliable the more you take care of them.

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Tips When Choosing an Electrostatic Sprayer

As we are continuing to re-open schools, experiencing high-traffic in hospitals, and returning to work and travel, having a total solution for infecti...

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Microfiber - Is it worth the switch?

Looking for a quick and easy shift towards preserving environmental resources? Switching to microfiber can help.

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PPE Removal

We're all familiar with PPE at this point. The use of PPE, or personal protective equipment, has become even more prominent in the midst of the c...

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Cost Savings? It's In The Bag!

The first step in any sustainability program is to reduce consumption through efficiency measures. Reducing the energy necessary to constantly change ...

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