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What to do when water damages your home

When disaster strikes and water leaks in your home, your first step is to contact your insurance company. To help prevent further damage, follow these tips from ServiceMaster Restore®. What to do after water damage: Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting. Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings not permanently […]

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Avoid water leaks when you’re on vacation

A relaxing vacation getaway. Sounds like an amazing way to celebrate summer, right? But the last thing you want to return home to after a few days away is a water leak or other home damage. Even a short weekend of travel can provide enough time for a broken dishwasher line, a leaky roof or […]

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How to build an emergency kit

If an emergency situation should happen, you want to be as prepared as possible. One of the best ways to prepare for the unexpected – especially as we head into storm season – is to keep an emergency kit filled with essentials. The goal is to be prepared for three days. Share these ideas to […]

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Keep allergens from taking over your office

Spring is in full bloom and so is allergy season. With another harsh allergy season ahead, taking measures to reduce allergens in your workplace is more important than ever. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has six recommendations for improving indoor air quality and reducing allergy symptoms: Control dust mites. Keep surfaces in clean […]

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How to clean, remove wildfire smoke soot

The aftermath of fire is devastating, and figuring out what to do after a fire can be overwhelming. If you’ve been evacuated, returning to your home can often bring a mixture of hope, fear and dread. Victims will have to deal specifically with wildfire damage, which includes soot and smoke removal. Follow this guide from ServiceMaster […]

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These mats are made for walkin’

You want your office to stay looking its best. When snow and ice salts tracked in from the parking lot threaten to damage the carpet in your office, there’s one simple way you can prevent a worn-down, dingy floor:  Use walk-off mats. Walk-off mats placed strategically in your office improve air quality, cleanliness and safety within […]

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Choosing a restoration company

For most homeowners facing water or fire damage, knowing where to start and whom to ask for help is a daunting task. For 30 years, ServiceMaster Clean in a Wink has worked locally to be a trusted partner to insurance companies and policyholders – a fact that’s remained unchanged throughout our history. To help you […]

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Homeowners: Follow these fire safety habits

October is National Fire Prevention Month and a great time to practice and develop fire safety habits. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) encourages homeowners to check smoke alarms to ensure they are working in the event of a fire. In addition to sharing this reminder with your family, you can provide these tips on […]

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5 tips to follow when heating up the grill

Hosting a barbecue with friends and family is the perfect way to bid good-bye to the summer. But before you heat up the grill, the National Fire Protection Association has a few safety tips to help you avoid experiencing one of the 8,900 home fires caused by grilling on average each year.* Propane charcoal BBQ […]

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Stay cool for the summer

Summer is officially here, and that means it’s getting hot, hot, hot outside! Here are five quick tips for staying cool in your home. If temperatures are cooler in the evening, open windows and doors to allow cooler air in and cool the home. In the morning, close windows, blinds and shades to keep the […]

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How to remove summertime spills

The summer months are a great time for barbecues, pool parties and grilling out. But when family and guests aren’t as tidy with their food and drinks as you’d like, your carpet and upholstery can suffer. Learn how to clean tough carpet spots caused by a few of the foods and beverages that are often […]

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Facebook photo contest!

Post a photo of your clean home on our Facebook page & enter to win your next cleaning on us! FRESH & CLEAN PHOTO CONTEST ENTER TO WIN: We love it when your home looks fresh and clean. ServiceMaster Clean in a Wink is giving you a chance to show off your clean home and win […]

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Meet Kelly Mansel

ServiceMaster Clean in a Wink is pleased to welcome Kelly Mansel, marketing representative, to our disaster restoration team. Mansel, who grew up in St. John, Kan., joins Erica Enstrom as a go-to contact for restoration information and ensuring a smooth claims process for insureds. “One thing I hope agents know: We have a good service that’s […]

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Employee spotlight: Erica Enstrom

For ServiceMaster Clean in a Wink marketing representative Erica Enstrom, being involved and talking with people has always come naturally. Enstrom began working with ServiceMaster in the summer of 2007, assisting the marketing and sales team with an open house. The then-Wichita State University student continued to help at the office, pitching in on everything […]

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Act fast after water damage

If you experience a water leak or indoor flood, time is of the essence. Here are five critical steps to take as quickly as possible. Turn off the water. If the water is coming from inside, shut off the main water valve immediately. Everyone should know where the shutoff valve is located. Turn off the utilities. […]

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Mobile app now available

ServiceMaster Clean in a Wink is pleased to announce the launch of a new smartphone app, available in the App Stores for Windows, Android and Apple.The app is an e-business card that stores our direct contact information in one convenient location – so you can easily locate and communicate with a ServiceMaster Clean in a […]

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AIR DUCT CLEANING COUPON

    $24.99 per vent opening (12 opening minimum). Up to $80 in savings. Skip cleaning your house for 5 years, will it get dirty? Imagine what your air ducts look like! They carry the air you breathe every day, but have you ever cleaned them? Have your air ducts professionally cleaned by trained technicians […]

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The ‘dirt’ on indoor air quality

Chances are you don’t give much thought to your home’s air ducts or what may be behind the vent covers. However, dirty air ducts may be negatively affecting your health. According to the American Lung Association, elements within our home and workplaces have been increasingly recognized as threats to our respiratory health. The most common […]

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Prevent the flu at your workplace

As the cold and flu season wears on, there are numerous ways to minimize the likelihood of becoming sick. A contributing factor in contracting an illness is contact with contaminated surfaces, such as doorknobs and handles (including microwaves and refrigerators), copier machine buttons and parts, elevator buttons and shared office materials. To minimize the spread of […]

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Deep cleaning after the big game

Did your Super Bowl party = a super mess? You may need to call a professional cleaner for help. But if you’re dealing with small carpet spots, such as soda that was spilled in the midst of the excitement, you may be able to take care of the carpet yourself. Follow this technique from Stainmaster(R) to […]

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Frigid temps, burst water pipes

When cold winter weather blows into South Central Kansas and Wichita, an increased chance of a common and costly problem comes with it — bursting water pipes. Keep in mind pipes of any material can burst, including PVC, plastic, iron and lead. To prevent pipe damage during severe cold, insulate your pipes. Or, if your […]

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Restoration 101: Water damage

Remember the saying “Time is of the essence”? That is certainly true of water damage in your home. When you face a water emergency, know that immediate response is the key to preventing unnecessary damage. From carpet delamination and mold contamination to hardwood floor crowning and damaged furnishings, the results of waiting too long to […]

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10 Christmas tree safety tips

Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 120 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Follow these 10 tips to avoid fire damage this season. Artificial trees should be labeled, certified or identified by the manufacturer as fire retardant. Select a tree with fresh, green needles. Place the tree at least three feet away […]

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Get ready for Old Man Winter

Like it or not, winter is on its way in Wichita. Although a fresh blanket of snow can be beautiful, it can knock out heat or power, sometimes for several days. Make sure you are prepared, no matter what the season holds. Share these home tips for a safe winter: Prevent ice dams by periodically inspecting […]

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Don’t burn that turkey!

No one wants to eat a burned turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, and we all definitely want to avoid a kitchen fire. Have a safe holiday with these cooking safety tips. Remain in the kitchen when  you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food. Stay inside the home when […]

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Cleaning the Halloween aftermath

You may not think of Halloween as a messy holiday, but after the floors are littered with costume glitter, candy remnants are on your floors and your jack-o-lantern is stuck to the porch, you may reconsider. Here are a few cleaning tips to help you tackle your post-Halloween challenges: Sticky candy. Mix 1 teaspoon of neutral […]

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Fire prevention tips from ServiceMaster Restore

October is Fire Prevention Month, but practicing good fire preparedness should be something you consider year-round. Below are fire safety and prevention tips from ServiceMaster Restore: Protecting yourself and your family In the event of a fire, there is usually limited time to react. One of the best things you can do to prepare for […]

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4 ways to detect mold quickly

If you find a black spot on the ceiling, chances are you will suspect mold growth. But what about mold that is less obvious yet still dangerous? Consider these four steps to finding indicators of mold in your home or office: Know why mold grows. Mold growth is common in homes that have had water damage. Be alert if […]

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Not all water damage is alike

Did you know that not all water damage is the same? There are three categories of water involved in any water damage situation. Category 1 is known as clean water or white water. This water damage will likely come from an overflowing bathtub, broken dishwasher or washing machine. While category 1 water isn’t dangerous, within […]

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5 risks of DIY smoke damage cleanup

Some homeowners are tempted to make repairs themselves after experiencing smoke damage. But they are often unaware of the risks that involves. If not handled properly, damage from smoke can worsen: Ash and smoke left behind can cause further damage and corrosion to materials. Odors from smoke will linger in a room or a home […]

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Rethink rented carpet cleaners

  Some homeowners attempt to deep clean their own carpets by using rental equipment. That equipment produces a vastly different result than ServiceMaster Clean carpet cleaning. We have trained technicians that know the exact amount of pressure to use when cleaning, which cleaning products are best for your carpet and how to remove stains, soil […]

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Advice for homeowners after fire damage

After a residential fire, there are steps you can take to minimize additional damage and costs. If fire should strike your home, follow these tips: Do not attempt to wash any papered or flat painted walls without consulting a professional cleaner. Incorrect cleaning procedures could compound the soot residue problem. Do not attempt to clean […]

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Tile floors need some TLC?

You hosted a 4th of July party this year and your tile and grout floors are proof. Luckily, you don’t have to spend time after the holiday scrubbing your floors. Just call ServiceMaster Clean. Beyond just improving the appearance of tile and grout, professional cleaning and grout sealing by ServiceMaster Clean in a Wink has several […]

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Mold 101

Mold is a fungus that can grow almost anywhere, indoors or outdoors. The approximately 100,000 species of mold that exist all share the same basic characteristics: the need for oxygen, moisture and nutrients to grow. Indoor wood, wallboard, wallpaper, upholstery and dust can be excellent nutrient sources. Although mold can grow in most environments, it […]

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Ketchup on your carpet?

If your summertime celebrations turn into outdoor and indoor parties, someone may accidentally spill ketchup on your carpet. If they do, don’t panic; just follow these steps to remove the carpet spot. Sponge with cool water. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of warm water. Using a clean white cloth, […]

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Stay safe this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff of a summer filled with pool time and barbecues. Have a safe and fun holiday weekend with these tips: Grill: Both children and pets are attracted to the smell and sight of food cooking. Keep them at least three feet away from the grill while it is lit or […]

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Our water drying process

Water damage can be devastating for homeowners. ServiceMaster Clean in a Wink cleans and returns homes to a pre-loss condition using state-of-the-art equipment, advanced techniques and Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) protocols. At ServiceMaster Clean in a Wink, our water drying process includes four steps: Excess water removal  We use various methods […]

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5 tips for selling your home this spring

Spring is the busiest season in the real estate market. If you’re putting your house on the market this spring, there are things you need to know to help you sell your home fast. The experts at HGTV ® suggest these tips to put your house at the top of a buyer’s list: 1. Half-empty […]

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Spring cleaning isn’t just indoors

With spring upon us, homeowners will begin to tackle spring cleaning projects. Remind your policyholders to also prepare their homes for heavy spring rains and storms by addressing these three areas: Inspect gutters and downspouts. Check for loose downspouts and sagging gutters. Tighten any loose gutter straps and reconnect any spout extensions that have come […]

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What’s in dust?

The dust that settles on your furnishings may seem insignificant, unless you know what it’s actually made of. Particles from the indoors and outdoors combine to form what we see as dust. Indoor particles include fiber from carpet, furniture and clothes, as well as skin cells. (Humans lose 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells every […]

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What to do after sewage back up

If you experience a sewer back up in your home or office, the problem is more than just an inconvenience – it’s a health hazard. Sewage contains bacteria, viruses and other germs that can cause disease, illness and can make a contaminated house uninhabitable. As with other types of water damage, sewage back ups should […]

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How to get better organized in just one weekend

If cleaning out your home and truly getting organized were at the top of your New Year’s resolution list, take advantage of a cold winter weekend to deep clean and get a fresh start this year. January is National Get Organized Month, and a couple days now to clear the clutter will help you free […]

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How to remove furniture impressions from your carpet

Moving your furniture around for a fresh look this New Year? You may be noticing unsightly imprints on your carpet from heavy furniture pieces and upholstered items that have been in the same place for some time. When you want to remove the dents and impressions in your carpets that furniture leaves behind, there are […]

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ServiceMaster partners with hoarding expert

ServiceMaster has joined forces with Matt Paxton, television personality of A&E’s “Hoarders” and the author of The Secret Lives of Hoarders, to expand the reach of specialized hoarding and estate cleaning services on a broader national scale. Working together with Paxton, ServiceMaster has developed a proven process to successfully help resolve hoarding clean up situations, […]

  • December 09th, 2014
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How to clean chocolate from carpets

Whether your kids attended a fall festival at school or you hosted a costume party at home this season, chances are your family is still munching away at a few (dozen) mini-sized chocolate and candy bars. But if those chocolate bars are crumbling, flaking and falling onto your carpets, you’ll need to learn a few […]

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In the News: Wichita Eagle 10.30.14

Wichita Eagle – Out of the Office                         Jerry Winkley, left, of ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink talks with Allen Clouse of Star Flooring & Decorating at Winkley’s retirement open house Friday. Photo courtesy of ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by […]

  • October 31st, 2014
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Butch Mattson on role as GM

For those who have worked with ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink over the years, it’s likely General Manager Butch Mattson has somehow been involved to keep your restoration and cleaning jobs running smoothly. Mattson has held key roles in the company since starting his career with ServiceMaster 12 years ago, making […]

  • September 25th, 2014
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National Fire Prevention Week: Oct. 5 – 11

Established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, Fire Prevention Week is a time to recognize and build awareness for fire preparedness and safety. The theme of National Fire Prevention Week 2014 is “Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month.” To help prevent smoke and fire damage, be sure you know and follow […]

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Myth vs. fact: What you should know about mold cleanup

Indoor mold growth can become a tenacious problem in homes and businesses where water damage was not properly dried. Left to grow unchecked, mold can cause discoloration and structural damage to building materials. Mold spores are small and can easily become airborne, quickly deteriorating indoor air quality. There are approximately 100,000 species of mold. Mold […]

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4 easy ways to keep tile floors beautiful

Preserve the cleanliness and appearance of tile floors with these four simple ideas for touching up in between professional tile and grout cleanings. Your floors will look better and clean up easier, saving you time, energy and money in the long run. 1.  Dirt be gone. Sweep or vacuum floors before mopping to remove surface […]

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ServiceMaster in Wichita becomes second branch in U.S.

ServiceMaster Clean and ServiceMaster Restore corporate headquarters purchased the ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink franchise in Wichita, Kan., on Friday, Aug. 1. Previously owned by Jerry Winkley, the Wichita facility is the second location in the U.S. to become a branch. Butch Mattson, who has been with the Wichita location for […]

  • August 14th, 2014
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The one small item you need to prevent big water damage

When you hear the words “water event,” do you think of flooded rivers, rain storms and Mother Nature? Or do you consider broken water tanks, busted pipes and overflowing toilets? An estimated 80 percent of water damage occurs in the home, according to Pete Duncanson, director of training delivery for ServiceMaster Restore in Memphis, Tenn. […]

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Severe storm cleanup

High winds, large hail and tornadoes. You know the damaging effects these summer storms can bring. But have you considered what to do when wet ceilings – and wet insulation – collapse into closets, onto upholstered furniture and all over carpets and rugs? Wet, fallen insulation can be an itchy mess – one no one wants all […]

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After fire: When to clean ducts

  Movement of air currents inside a structure often pushes soot into air ducts even after a light fire. Because of the expansion from heat, the pressure of the fire can force soot into the duct system, especially when the unit is not operating. But incorrectly treating soot and smoke damage can make a difficult […]

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Thanks for being a ‘Pal’ for autism awareness

Thanks to you and our employees’ generous purchase of dozens of ‘Puzzle Pal’ pieces for autism awareness, ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink was able to present Heartspring’s Community of Autism Resources and Education (CARE) program with a check for more than $1,500. The donations from the Puzzle Pal program will directly […]

  • May 15th, 2014
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Restoring damaged wood floors: Cupping & crowning

When moisture hits hardwood flooring, wood expands and becomes susceptible to cupping and crowning – two common wood floor problems that, if not addressed properly and at the right time, can require costly sanding and refinishing to fix. Water leaks from broken pipes or refrigerator and dishwater lines, for example, cause moisture imbalances and high […]

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Join ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink in being a ‘pal’ for autism awareness

Call 316-685-2325 to get your own $1 Puzzle Pal for autism awareness and support.   In support of National Autism Awareness Month, ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink is honored to partner with Heartspring’s Community of Autism Resources and Education (CARE) Program for the second year to be a Puzzle Pal pin-up […]

  • April 02nd, 2014
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I’ve had my carpet cleaned – now what?

Your carpet cleaning is complete, and you’ve said good-bye to the high traffic areas, spots and spills that have marred your carpet for the past year. You’re watching our yellow van pull away, and you must admit – it feels nice to have clean, fresh floors! So now that you have fresher, renewed carpets with […]

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Signs of sillcock leaks

Did you know that on the first warm day of spring, when it’s finally time to turn on the garden hose and water those newly planted flowers or wash the car, you could be at risk of a damaging water leak? Sillcocks, or the outdoor water spigots attached to the exterior of a house, can […]

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Having a LOVE-ly Time: Farm Bureau Valentine’s Meeting 2014 [Photo]

ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink’s Deb Schmitz and ServiceMaster by AAA (Topeka)’s Jennie Bowen joined Farm Bureau’s Kansas Agents Association for their annual Valentine’s Meeting, held Feb. 13 and 14 at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. Jennie Bowen of ServiceMaster by AAA (Topeka) and Deb Schmitz of ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration […]

  • February 19th, 2014
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5 tips for preventing winter weather claims

The chilly winter months are here, which means it’s time to get in-the-know when it comes to fire and loss prevention. We’re counting down our five most common winter claims hazards, along with some of our favorite and easy-to-follow tips and tricks to prevent loss. When the weather outside turns frightful, keep your home or […]

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ServiceMaster Restore on Designing Spaces®!

  Ever wonder exactly what goes into a detailed, comprehensive water damage clean-up? Then tune-in to Designing Spaces, the highly touted home-improvement show airing on Lifetime TV January 30th and again on February 14th (7:30 a.m. EST)  for a ServiceMaster Restore segment entitled, “Protecting Your Home: How to Handle Water Damage and Clean-Up”. The episode will […]

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After the damage: 7 common emotions you may feel

After a fire or water loss, it’s natural to face a myriad of questions:  Why is this happening? What will become of my home? My business? Whether the loss is big or small, the damage is bound to be more of a burden than you bargained for. Sometimes the greatest comfort can be found in […]

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ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink welcomes new customer service coordinator

ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink is pleased to announce the hiring of customer service coordinator Janice Trammell as the company readies for its 27th year serving residential and commercial clients throughout Derby and South Central Kansas. Trammell, who is herself a licensed REALTOR (R), will assist property managers, insurance adjusters and […]

  • December 03rd, 2013
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Floor care tips: Removing pet hair

What pet owner hasn’t been found with a tape-wrapped hand – sticky side out – tapping at the sofa seat in an attempt to capture wispy wads of stuck on cat or dog fur? If you’re a pet lover, you know how difficult it can be to keep your home clean by removing pet fur […]

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6 signs it’s time for an air duct cleaning

The quality of the air we breathe indoors has become an increasingly important environmental concern. Studies have shown that two out of three indoor air quality problems involve the HVAC system. Dust, dirt, smoke, allergens, animal dander and other contaminants circulate throughout every room of your home each time your furnace or air conditioner runs. Over […]

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Weathering the storms

As heavy rains fell and ServiceMaster crews were dispatched to affected homes and businesses in the early morning hours of August 4, owner Jerry Winkley watched via security cameras as rising floodwaters moved into his Hutchinson facility and rendered it inaccessible. Despite a flooded building, ServiceMaster of Hutchinson and ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean […]

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Tips for removing the 10 most common spots & spills

Think candle wax and red wine spills spell the end for your light beige carpet? Proper, professional rug care and immediate attention are often the best tools in helping rid the carpet of troublesome spills. When you want to try to alleviate these spots yourself, though, don’t always rely on the slew of tips and […]

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ServiceMaster to collaborate with ‘Hoarders’ TV personality Matt Paxton

ServiceMaster Restore has joined forces with television personality Matt Paxton to expand the reach of specialized hoarding and estate cleaning services on a broader national scale. Paxton has appeared as a featured organizer on the nationally televised program “Hoarders,” and his company, Clutter Cleaner, has cleaned over 500 of the messiest homes in America. Paxton is […]

  • September 25th, 2013
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ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink welcomes new Hutchinson-based estimator

ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink is pleased to announce the hiring of commercial and residential estimator Thad K. Bartley to assist with its long-standing focus on excellent customer service. Bartley, who grew up and resides in Hutchinson, Kan., will work with insurance industry professionals, property managers, local business owners and residential […]

  • September 18th, 2013
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Facilities manager celebrates 20 years

When Gregg Veloza joined ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink in 1993, he jumped into the role of carpet cleaning and on-call water technician, doing “a little bit of everything” out of Clean In A Wink’s then-headquarters: owner Jerry Winkley’s garage in Bel Aire, Kan. Over the last 20 years, the Massachusetts […]

  • June 12th, 2013
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After the disaster: How to find a contractor you can trust

When disaster strikes and home repairs are necessary, it’s hard to know where to turn. After a tornado, flood or other disaster, it’s not uncommon to see door-to-door contractors inundate a neighborhood, promising the best deals under the sun. Unfortunately, the “discounts” you receive from these contractors often show up elsewhere — whether padded into […]

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Puzzle Pal partnership raises over $1K for autism

Thanks to your support and donations during ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink’s spring open house on April 25, Clean In A Wink was honored to present Heartspring’s Community of Autism Resources and Education (CARE) program with a check for more than $1,100. The donation, which was made possible by your generous […]

  • June 01st, 2013
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CIAW restoration technician wins regional ‘Service Partner of the Year’

For fire restoration technician Yolanda Gonzalez, precise attention to detail and excellent reliability are nothing short of expected. “Yolanda is one of the most conscientious employees I have ever had. From [working on] the most fragile content to the dirtiest structure, she is always smiling and never complains,” said Mark Wagner, senior large loss estimator. It’s […]

  • April 18th, 2013
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3 easy ways to prevent smoke and fire damage

During the cold winter months, it’s tempting to crank up the furnace and light the fireplace to chase away the chill in the air. But if you haven’t consistently safeguarded your home throughout the year, the fireplace may not be the only area in your house that contains a roaring fire. To protect against smoke and […]

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Q & A: Carpet protector

Q:  What is carpet protector and what does it do? A:  Carpet protectors such as Scotchgard form a protective barrier around your carpet fibers. This barrier keeps new spills and spots to the top surface of the carpet, where they are easier to clean and remove. Protectants make even your regular vacuuming more efficient because […]

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5 ways to prevent mold growth

Simply mention the word “mold” and you’ll likely spark a skittish apprehension in most home and business owners. Its presence, blamed frequently for allergies and respiratory concerns, sometimes unseen and too often unaddressed, can be found almost anywhere and can spread quickly (sometimes within 48 hours or less). According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), mold […]

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Clean In A Wink delivers sanitizing solutions during 2013 flu outbreak

As the United States faces the worst influenza outbreak in the last 10 years, the importance of preventing and minimizing the spread of germs in offices, schools and facilities heightens. ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink’s sanitizing options, SaniMaster 6 and BioSpray, uniquely disinfect the high-contact surfaces where germs tend to reside. […]

  • January 21st, 2013
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How to prevent water damage caused by frozen pipes

With temperatures plunging well below freezing each night and Jack Frost christening the Kansas winter season with at least one icy storm, preventing frozen pipes — and their potentially disastrous results — should be at the top of your mind when planning to be away from your home or business. To prevent frozen pipes, we […]

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ServiceMaster wins Wichita Eagle Readers’ Choice “Best Carpet Cleaner”

ServiceMaster was voted “Best Carpet Cleaner” in the Wichita Eagle’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, which honors the area’s best in over 130 categories, including services, dining, shopping and entertainment. Readers voted using print and online ballots, writing in the company names of their choice. Results were announced in a Sept. 21 special edition of the Eagle. The honor comes as […]

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ServiceMaster of Hutchinson launches new web site

ServiceMaster of Hutchinson, a Reno County staple since the 1930s, enhanced their long-time community presence by unveiling a new web site, www.SMHutch.com. The new site enables online visitors to request a quote, register for Continuing Education courses and find expert advice about residential and commercial cleaning any time of day — a notion that would have been […]

  • September 01st, 2012
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How to prepare for your carpet cleaning

You’ve made the call. Your appointment is set. You are ready to say goodbye to the high traffic areas, spots and spills that have marred your carpet for the past year. It’s time for clean, fresh floors! So now that you’ve made the move toward fresher, renewed carpets with ServiceMaster, should you do anything to prepare? Mostly, no. We’re coming […]

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How to tell a spot from a stain (and why it matters in your home)

How do you know when a spill can be removed? And when is there no reversing that splatter of liquid on your white carpet or sofa? Understanding the key differences between spots and stains, and knowing how to properly respond when they occur, increases your chances of thorough spot removal on area rugs, upholstery and carpet. A spot is a […]

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Spring cleaning tips for a healthy home

If you find yourself sniffing and sneezing throughout the spring months, it may be time for a thorough house cleaning. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, approximately 40 million people in the U.S. suffer from indoor/outdoor allergies. While it is best to consult with a physician to learn how to handle your specific […]

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4 tips for easy hardwood floor maintenance

Sleek and beautiful, warm and charming, hardwood floors add a delightful ambience to any home and are a favorite among amateur and professional interior designers alike. But the beauty of hardwood floors can be difficult, and costly, to maintain. Dirt and soil can act like sand paper on a hardwood floor, scratching the finish and reducing the […]

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ServiceMaster Clean delivers critical services during 2012 Daytona 500

True to its mission of providing fast and precise janitorial and disaster relief services, ServiceMaster Clean came to the rescue during the 2012 Daytona 500 on February 27 at Daytona International Speedway. During a late-race “ServiceMaster Clean Yellow Flag Caution”, driver Juan Pablo Montoya lost control of his car and collided into a ServiceMaster Clean jet dryer […]

  • March 01st, 2012
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ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink account specialist returns

Deb Schmitz, Account Specialist ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink is pleased to welcome the return of account specialist Deb Schmitz, as the company launches its 25th year of quality customer service. Schmitz, who will assist insurance agents, adjusters, furniture and floor covering retailers and contractors between Sedgwick County and the Oklahoma state […]

  • January 30th, 2012
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Clean In A Wink tuned to industry trends through KCCA membership

ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration by Clean in a Wink is a proud member of the Kansas Cooling Contractors Association. The KCCA was created to build relationships between contractors, suppliers and affiliates. There are several benefits to membership, including continuing education classes and industry news communicated through a monthly newsletter. The KCCA, a recognized voice in […]

  • January 20th, 2012
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5 steps to lessen water loss severity

When water floods your home or business, porous materials such as sheetrock and wood will soak up the liquid, resulting in bloated, discolored and warped structures that, when unattended, may become a breeding ground for mold. Whether your bathroom sink overflowed or broken pipes flooded your office with six feet of water, understanding what to […]

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4 ways to prevent water damage

A busted pipe, a leaky toilet, a major flood. All of these things can lead to residential or commercial water damage and may result in severe structural damage. While there is no way to predict just how or when a water loss may strike, there are some steps you can take to keep your home or business […]

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