It was two days before Christmas, and Media Fuel Principal Jeff Kivett was looking forward to spending some much-needed downtime with his family – or so he thought.
As the day progressed and Jeff was enjoying a relaxing day preparing for the holiday, he got a call from the alarm company that no business owner ever wants to take.
A vehicle had crashed head-on into the front of his building, shattering the façade. So much for a happy holiday. Continue reading “What to Expect When an Unexpected Restoration is Required for Your Business”
Street shoes on a gym floor are bad enough, but water on a gym floor is even worse. When a water disaster hit this facility, Hays + Sons came to the rescue. We first got rid of the surface water and then set up our specialized equipment to dry the floor out completely and efficiently before this beautiful wood gym could start to warp from the moisture.
Tenting the floor with plastic creates a drying chamber that cuts drying time down significantly. The two dehumidifiers create a push/pull setup so that they’re only processing the air in the tented area and not the whole gym.
Our certified and trained team of water restoration experts will have the basketball team back on the court in no time. At Hays + Sons, we do water restoration right.
Hays + Sons to the rescue.
What did Ball State do when they found they had water on their gym floor right before the big game? They called Hays + Sons, of course. Our team of certified and trained water mitigation experts came to the rescue and dried out the gym so the game could be played.
Hays + Sons Completes Large-Scale Repairs on Apartments Ravaged by Fire in West Lafayette, Ind. in April
INDIANAPOLIS – At 5 a.m. on April 24th, a fire broke out at the Riverbend Apartments on 202 S. River Road in West Lafayette, Ind. The three-story building contained 32 apartments and all tenants were students at Purdue University. The fire claimed the life of 22-year old Cody Day, who was staying with his friends when the fire broke out.
Hays + Sons was called to the scene at 8 a.m. the morning of the fire, though the West Lafayette Fire Department had not yet released the scene due to the fatality. Hays + Sons was able to begin temporary repairs to the building to prevent further damage on Friday, April 25, 2014.
“The Hays + Sons team was very quick and prompt to help us button up the building and secure the residents’ belongings when the fire was first put out,” said Jay Humrickhouse, manager of the Riverbend Apartments. “They were very conscientious and courteous towards the residents and the difficult time they were going through.”
Because of a history of fast, trustworthy work with student housing in the area, Hays + Sons was chosen to begin large-scale demolition on May 21. In total, Hays + Sons rebuilt 8 units in 10 weeks: 4 4-bedroom townhouses and 4 2-bedroom apartments.
As a result of the tragic loss, the city of West Lafayette required the installation of an updated fire detection system throughout the entire building, which included a main control panel that gives the heat and smoke sensors direct contact with the fire department. This new system eliminates the need for anyone to call 911 and allows a quicker response by emergency services in the hopes of saving lives.
“Throughout the process, they understood we were under a very stringent timeframe to get the residents back in before the start of the Purdue school year,” said Humrickhouse. “They worked diligently and professionally to get the job done – and we got our residents back in on time.”
Hays + Sons is continuing to finish minor items and all tenants are moved back in to the complex.