A How-To Guide for Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home

March 30th, 2020

Steps to protect your family from the spread of coronavirus, flu and other illnesses. 

You work to make your home a safe haven for your family. You take steps to protect them from danger by having a preparedness plan for tangible natural disasters, like storms or floods. But how do you protect your family from dangers you can’t see, like germs and viruses? The same way—by having a thorough plan and following through with it regularly.  

Here’s a step-by-step, how-to guide based on CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting your home to help protect your family from the spread of COVID-19, as well as other viruses. 



Seven Simple Steps to Prepare Your Basement for Spring

March 10th, 2020

To avoid a flooded basement, a little preparation goes a long way. 

In the Midwest, March Madness has more than one meaning. It’s “anything-can-happen month” in terms of weather. Spring showers and heavy rains are a definite possibility. And so is snow. Remember Easter of 2018? The kids were pawing through nearly a foot of snow to find their Easter eggs. What does wacky spring weather mean for you as a homeowner? 

It means you need to be prepared for anything. Here at Hays + Sons, our job is to help families and businesses stay safe and recover from unexpected events like flooded basements that cause water damage. But our mission is to help you avoid these situations altogether. 


What to Expect When You Have Water Damage

February 18th, 2020

When water damage strikes, the Hays + Sons team of experts will ease your stress and get things back to normal ASAP. 

Water damage is no picnic. Whether the damage occurs in your home or business, at a minimum, it’s an inconvenience that disrupts your daily life. At its worst, water damage can cause long-term damage to the structure of your building and even pose health issues to your family or employees if it’s not properly remediated. So, when water damage strikes, make Hays + Sons your first call. Our trusted water damage restoration experts will respond immediately. 

When you call Hays + Sons for your water damage, here’s what you can expect: 


Avoiding Burst Pipes in Your School

January 28th, 2020

Cold midwestern winters call for proactive measures to avoid water damage in your school. 

Burst pipes in your school can wreak havoc on administrators’ abilities to keep classes in session, and cause water damage to equipment, classrooms and contents. Even small water leaks, left unmitigated, can add up to larger problems like mold growth or structural damage over time, jeopardizing students’ well-being and safety.  (more…)

How Does the Residential Restoration Process Work?

January 15th, 2020

When the unexpected strikes your home, here’s what you can expect from a trusted residential restoration company. 

Severe winter weather causes damage to your roof. A fire breaks out in your kitchen. Your basement or crawl space floods from heavy rain. A frozen pipe bursts and causes water damage to your ceiling. No one wants to think about these things, but they do happen. If they happen to you, the fastest way back to normalcy and peace of mind is knowing what you should do and what will happen throughout the restoration process. When storm, fire or water damage happens in your home, the first thing you need to do is contact a trusted residential restoration company near you. 

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