Commercial Carpet & Floor Cleaning Blog

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

2019 Knoxville Commercial Real Estate Update

By | April 23, 2019

How the Knoxville Commercial Real Estate Market is Performing in 2017

DPM Care was founded over 20 years ago in Knoxville. So, naturally, we’re partial to the city. Knoxville has seen steady growth over the past few years, and it’s been fun to watch. Keep reading to learn about the city’s growth and what you might be able to expect in […]

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6 Carpet Maintenance Practices For More Environmentally Sustainable Facilities

By | April 11, 2019

First, businesses that adopt environmentally friendly practices prove they are good stewards of the resources needed to run their businesses. And that matters to many consumers. In fact, a 2018 survey showed that “83% [of respondents] would always pick the brand that has a better record of sustainability…” But — […]

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Does Your Commercial Carpet and Upholstery Need Stain Guard?

By | March 26, 2019

It seems harmless enough— The cup of coffee that’s just a little too full. Until it goes flying and lands directly on the carpet, where the thirsty fibers soak it up immediately. A few paper towels later, the carpet isn’t wet anymore — but there’s a noticeable stain… And it […]

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Battling Against Commercial Odors (and Winning)

By | February 26, 2019

“What is that SMELL?” At home, unpleasant carpet odors can keep you from relaxing. At work, they can distract you from your job. The fact is: Carpet odors are disruptive. And without the right cleaning methods, it can be hard to get them to go away. You may be able […]

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How to Keep Flooring Clean in Healthcare Facilities

By | January 22, 2019

Keeping Floors Clean in Healthcare Facilities

According to the EPA, carpet “acts as a reservoir for dust, dirt, pollen, mold spores, pesticides and other materials which may originate indoors or be brought into the indoor environment from outside.” Not exactly something you’d want in a healthcare facility, right? Beyond that, according to the CDC, “on any […]

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5 Continuing Education Resources for Property and Facility Managers

By | January 17, 2019

5 Continuing Education Ideas for Project and Facility Managers

If you want to succeed in any career long-term, it’s important to seek continuous improvement. It shows your employer you’re dedicated to becoming the best you can be, which can increase your likelihood of receiving a raise. It also looks great to potential future employers who may want to hire […]

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Top Facility Management Trends for 2019

By | December 14, 2018

Being a successful facility management professional requires staying up-to-date on current trends. Often, these are things you might notice over the course of a year. But some are harder than others to spot. Here are three trends we believe will be important to facility management professionals in 2019. 1. Real-Time […]

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Top Facility Management Tips, Advice, and Resources from 2018

By | December 04, 2018

We search out helpful facility management resources and tips, then share those insights with you. Our hope is that you’ll find these resources beneficial year-round, but we understand you’re busy. So, in this post, we’ve compiled the best advice from facility managers featured in our 2018 Meet the Manager series […]

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Low-Moisture Carpet Cleaning vs. Hot Water Extraction: Which is Really Better for Your Carpet – And Why?

By | November 15, 2018

Low-Moisture Carpet Cleaning

Hot Water Extraction cleaning—often referred to as “steam cleaning”—has been the go-to carpet cleaning method for years. And with good reason. Many carpet manufacturers recommend steam cleaning, and it has a proven track record. It’s become ubiquitous. There are multiple other types of carpet cleaning methods, but there’s one that […]

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6 Easy Ways to Manage Commercial Facility Vendors More Effectively

By | November 07, 2018

facility manager tips for managing vendors

If you’re a facility manager, you rely on commercial facility vendors to keep your building clean, safe, and comfortable. But some facility managers leave vendors in the dark when it comes to what they really need and how they expect the vendor to perform services. We’ve been providing commercial carpet […]

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