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How to Get Rid of Smoke Odors from Clothing and Electronics After a Fire

 

Experiencing a house fire leaves survivors not only with trauma from the event itself, but the extensive process of picking up the pieces after it’s over. Restoring your home will involve services for the structure, as well as for the personal property inside. The affected contents of your home will have suffered varying levels of damage – professional contents restoration companies will perform the proper cleanup to remove smoke, soot, and odors to return your belongings to their former condition. Continue reading “How to Get Rid of Smoke Odors from Clothing and Electronics After a Fire”

What to Do (and What Not to Do) If Your Basement Floods

 

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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Be Prepared for Summer Lightning Strikes

 

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”

How To Ensure Your Home Restoration Project Is Done Right

 

When a disaster causes damage to your home, you’re left to pick up quite a few pieces. Home restoration isn’t as straightforward as an average home improvement project tends to be, as the devastation that results from a fire, flood, or storm is often extensive. This isn’t something you should attempt alone – the success of your project hinges on selecting the right restoration contractor. Continue reading “How To Ensure Your Home Restoration Project Is Done Right”

What You Need to Know About Filing an Insurance Claim for Property Damage

 

Unfortunately, damage to homes and personal property is all too common. Fires, floods, harsh storms – these natural disasters can wreak havoc on your residence as well as its contents. Filing a claim with your homeowners insurance company will help you put the pieces back together again, but there are some things you should know about the claims process that will help you best protect your family. Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Filing an Insurance Claim for Property Damage”

Contents Restoration for Your Personal or Business Property

 

When a fire, flood, or natural disaster impacts your home or business facility, damage is rarely limited to what you can see from the outside. Inside a residence, office, or other commercial building, the precious items in your home or office often sustain harm, which can result in priceless losses. While structural repairs are necessary to rebuild the house or building, contents restoration deals with salvaging your unique belongings and restoring them to their original condition as best as possible. Continue reading “Contents Restoration for Your Personal or Business Property”

How to Landscape to Prevent Basement Flooding

how to landscape to prevent basement floodingProper landscaping techniques can help you prevent a flooded basement. Because spring is here and rain is a sure bet, now is the time to consider your landscaping around your house. Here’s how to landscape to prevent basement flooding: 

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Add Your Holiday Purchases to Your Homeowner’s Insurance

We’re well into the new year and the holidays are a pleasant memory. Hopefully, Santa brought your family everything they asked for. The big question now is, are all of those new toys, jewelry and electronics covered by your current homeowners’ insurance policy? Your policy should include personal property coverage for everything inside your four walls. Valuables such as jewelry, artwork and musical instruments should be listed on separate line items, on a document called a personal property schedule.

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