The roof is an integral part of any home which protects the structure, occupants, and contents from the elements. During the rainy spring season, Indiana homeowners often take notice of the roofs overhead, as leaks and other issues tend to make themselves known this time of year. Correcting roofing problems can involve making repairs, patching the roof, or replacing it – but how does a homeowner determine which route to take? Hays + Sons explains what to expect from a home’s roof and how to decide the best method for solving roof troubles.
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Once the weather warms up, homeowners throughout Indiana are eager to get back to work around the house. This time of year, you’re probably planning out your list of home maintenance and spring cleaning tasks, as there’s much to do to get your home in order for the year ahead. As you prepare to ready your home for the summer season, consider which projects will benefit your house and family long-term and help save you money throughout the year. Here are the top 5 money-saving projects we recommend you add to your to-do list in spring.
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Basement floods are, unfortunately, very common and have the potential to cause extensive damage to the home as well as personal belongings. In many instances, the severity of the flood and the amount of resulting damage can be curbed by knowing exactly what to do and what not to do when you find yourself in this situation. Hays + Sons explains what to do as well as what to avoid if your home’s basement ever starts to flood.
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As the winter holiday season is upon us, many Hoosiers are either preparing their homes to host festive celebrations or preparing to travel to celebrate with loved ones. While everyone wants to enjoy the holiday spirit to the fullest this time of year, it is important to take certain precautions to prevent household hazards. Hays + Sons shares top holiday home safety tips to help you spread holiday cheer while protecting your residence. Continue reading “Home Safety Tips for the Holidays”
Turkey is undeniably the featured entrée of Thanksgiving dinners across the country, with 88 percent of Americans consuming 46 million birds during their holiday celebrations. There’s no arguing that turkey has become a staple of the Thanksgiving holiday, from the President’s traditional turkey pardon to the creation of new turkey cooking fads and trends. One such turkey preparation method that started in Louisiana decades ago and spread across the nation seems to be here to stay – the deep-fried turkey. Continue reading “Best Practices to Avoid Turkey Fryer Disasters This Thanksgiving”
Problems affecting your home’s sewer line can lead to some serious issues inside the house. Sewage backup poses a health hazard to your family and when problems aren’t resolved soon after discovery, this issue could cause significant damage to your home. Take a look at the top causes of sewage backup so you can take action and prevent these problems from happening. Continue reading “Causes of Sewage Backup in the Home”
Water heaters – they’re a staple in homes across Indiana, the United States, and beyond. We rely on this plumbing appliance everyday to provide hot water for bathing, cleaning, and cooking. While many homeowners don’t pay their tank water heaters much mind unless they fail to work, these appliances need some regular care and maintenance to remain in good working condition – without this maintenance care, a water heater failure could cause serious damage to the home. Hays + Sons explains how to maintain your tank style water heater and why you need to make it a priority.
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A fire at home can quickly become out of hand, causing costly damage to your house, injuries, and even fatalities. To reduce your risk of a house fire, know the facts and how to curb risk factors. Hays + Sons shares important statistics to educate our customers about home fire risks and tips for fire prevention that help keep your family safe. Continue reading “Fire Prevention Tips to Reduce Your Risk of a House Fire”
Summer weather brings all sorts of hazards to the Midwest, with tornados and severe storms causing damage to homes throughout Indiana. While high winds and hail are common with storms and can seriously harm residences, lightning strikes are another hazard you need to be prepared for this season. Hays + Sons shares the precautions you should take to prevent damage and what to do if your home is hit by lightning. Continue reading “Be Prepared for Summer Lightning Strikes”
If your Indiana home has a basement, it’s almost guaranteed your basement will flood at some point – an estimated 98 percent of U.S. homes with basements experience flooding at least once. Flooding and water damage to this underground area is typically quite costly to remedy, and lingering issues (such as mold and moisture problems) can persist if the job isn’t done correctly.
As a homeowner, one of the best ways to protect against this common threat is to use a sump pump. Hays + Sons explains more about sump pump systems, caring for them, and what to do should you find standing water in your home’s basement. If you’re in need of professional water restoration services due to basement flooding, contact us today. Continue reading “Sump Pumps: Protect Your Basement from Flooding”