Commercial Carpet & Floor Cleaning Blog: Posts by Neal Peters

Tips to help property & facility managers achieve a higher degree of clean.

Meet the Manager: Kari Brown of Providence Commercial Real Estate

By | September 16, 2021

Meet Property Manager Kari Brown

People don’t always realize that facility management involves so much more than maintenance and cleaning. For Kari Brown, property manager for Providence Commercial Real Estate, a typical day at work may include everything from landscaping to tenant relations to budgeting. Kari manages 350,000 square feet of property in the Knoxville […]

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5 Strategies for Supporting Your Team’s Mental Health as They Return to Work

By | June 22, 2021

Strategies for Taking Care of Your Team’s Mental Health

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of emphasis has been placed on keeping our employees and customers physically healthy and safe. But the pandemic has created a mental health impact too, as many Americans have experienced increased anxiety during the past year. If you’re a business owner or leader, then […]

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Then & Now: How COVID-19 Protocols Have Changed in the Past Year

By | May 18, 2021

Then & Now: How COVID-19 Protocols Have Changed in the Past Year

  What a difference a year makes. At this time in 2020, we were in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. We were still learning about the virus, how it is transmitted and what to do to mitigate it around our businesses. And many companies had moved to work-from-home […]

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What’s the Best Way to Remove Social Distancing Stickers from Flooring?

By | April 20, 2021

Removing social distance stickers from flooring

One of the unintended consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been teaching all of us exactly what six feet looks like when it comes to social distancing.  But if your business applied social distancing stickers to flooring to help your employees or customers remember to stay apart, it may not […]

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Meet the Manager: Jennifer Utesch of LawlerWood

By | March 16, 2021

Meet Jennifer Utesch, Executive Vice President of LawlerWood

When you look at Knoxville and the surrounding area, you see Jennifer Utesch’s work. As an executive vice president with LawlerWood, Jennifer oversees the company’s property management and facility management services. LawlerWood’s real estate services include development, project management, property management, facility management and brokerage. The company’s 65 employees manage […]

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4 Facility Management Trends to Watch in 2021

By | January 19, 2021

Top Facility Management Trends to Watch in 2021

After 2020, you would have thought people would learn about the dangers of forecasting anything. But, here we are, ready to put our two cents into the mix on what might be on the horizon for facilities management in 2021. (To be fair, find a legitimate source from 2019 that […]

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4 Good Things That Came from 2020

By | December 01, 2020

4 Good Things That Came From 2020

This year has given us…a lot. A lot of anxiety, a lot of changes, and a lot of uncertainty.  But, there has been a lot of good, too. A lot of good changes, both for the facility management industry, our region and the world on the whole.  Here at DPM […]

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6 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Surface Cleaning Company During COVID-19

By | November 06, 2020

6 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Surface Cleaning Company During COVID-19

The challenges brought to the business world by the COVID-19 pandemic have been significant. Among them is a new look at the way we approach cleaning––especially our offices and commercial facilities where germs are coming in from a variety of places and are hard to contain.  And while surface cleaning […]

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Empty Building? Now is the Time for a Deep Clean

By | October 08, 2020

Empty Building? Why Now is the time to deep clean

Let’s talk about deep cleaning. It’s the best way to ensure that your facility is at its best – keeping your teams healthy and productive. But when is the best time to tackle this project?  If you have a time when your facility is shut down or a time when […]

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Choosing the Right Surface Cleaning Products for Your Facility

By | September 01, 2020

Choosing the Right Surface Cleaning Products for Your Facility

To bleach or not to bleach? Natural cleaning products or chemicals?  Choosing the best, most effective cleaning products for a commercial facility can be confusing at the best of times. Throw COVID-19 and the upcoming flu season into the mix and the pressure to keep a building clean and sanitized […]

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