What to Do if you Have a Water-Damaged Ceiling

October 29th, 2019

water damageThree steps to get your water damage under control and get back to normal ASAP. 

You’re enjoying a lovely, relaxing evening at home. Maybe you’re sitting in the living room, enjoying a cup of hot cocoa by the fireplace. You lean back against the couch, do a leisurely stretch, look up towards the ceiling, and wait … what’s that bulging, brown spot on your white ceiling? That wasn’t there before! What should you do?

The not-so-great news is this: a new, discolored spot on your ceiling, especially if it’s bulging, means water damage. The better news is, getting to the root of it quickly and having a local, trusted restoration company come out to assess the damage and begin the water damage restoration process immediately can keep a smaller water issue from becoming a much bigger one. (more…)

Five Key Ways to Protect Your Home and Family During a Power Outage

October 18th, 2019

Heed these five tips to keep your home and family safe.

Power outages can happen at any time of year. Whether it’s 90 or -9 degrees outside, tornadoes, strong rain, snow and ice storms can snap power lines, leave your family in the dark and cause a need for storm damage repair to your home. However, power outages can be more than just an inconvenience. They can also pose a health and safety risk to your family. Here’s a list of five key ways to be prepared and keep your family safe should in a power outage. (more…)

Choosing the Best Restoration Company for Your School

October 1st, 2019

Hays + Sons is the Restoration Company More Schools Trust for Institutional Restoration

institutional restorationAs a school administrator, when it comes to the safety and well being of your students, you can’t take any chances. You need to be ready for anything. A burst pipe is flooding a classroom. Mold is discovered in a janitorial closet. Or worse, a storm, fire or other unexpected event strikes your school. Suddenly, you need help, and you need it immediately.

You need an institutional property restoration partner who knows the ins and outs of working with school systems and the special requirements of working with budgetary restraints, red tape and sometimes, aging facility infrastructures. More Indiana schools trust Hays + Sons when they need emergency restoration service for their facilities.  (more…)

How to Be Financially Prepared for Property Damage or a Natural Disaster

September 26th, 2019

natural disasterFour Steps to Ensure Your Family is Protected

“I never thought it would happen to me,” is commonly heard in the aftermath of a destructive storm or other natural disaster. Unfortunately, destructive storm damage and catastrophic weather events are becoming more and more common, no matter what part of the world you live in. Hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and earthquakes can strike at any time, resulting in both structural and personal property damage. In addition to the emotional devastation that comes with property damage, those who haven’t prepared for the financial impact of a natural disaster have a harder road to recovery. In addition to preparing yourself and your family physically through an emergency preparedness checklist, here are four steps to take to ensure you’re prepared financially if Mother Nature wreaks havoc on your property:  (more…)

September is National Preparedness Month

September 3rd, 2019


Eight Steps to Ensure Your Family is Prepared in an Emergency

National Preparedness MonthSeptember is National Preparedness Month. That means it’s a great time to take a moment to be sure that the whole family knows what to do if a storm or other unexpected event strikes your home. While those of us in the Midwest may not have to worry about hurricanes and wildfires, we do have to take steps to be ready in the event of flooding, hail storms, tornadoes, blizzards and other significant weather events that might cause storm damage requiring the services of a property restoration company.

Here’s a list of Eight Steps to Ensure Your Family is Prepared in an Emergency. Take a moment to review them now, in the calm BEFORE the storm.   (more…)

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