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Sump Pumps: Protect Your Basement from Flooding

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”

How to Prevent Water Damage Caused by Frozen Pipes

Midwest winters bring numerous days with temperatures that fall below freezing. The water inside a structure’s plumbing pipes is prone to freezing during cold weather which has the potential to cause great damage. Preventing this common winter problem starts with protecting your plumbing from frozen pipes and knowing how to care for frozen pipes when they occur. Continue reading “How to Prevent Water Damage Caused by Frozen Pipes”

COVID-19 Cleaning Protocols for Large Facilities

Covid 19 Stadium Cleaning

In today’s world, cleaning is no longer a basic measure performed to maintain the neatness and aesthetic appeal of large facilities. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, stringent sanitation standards are necessary to safeguard public health and safety. The COVID-19 cleaning protocols necessary to protect patrons and others today are more intensive than the typical routines employed just one year ago.

As our facilities reopen and adjust operations in the face of current public health concerns, strict COVID-19 cleaning protocols must be adopted. Comprehensive, science-based commercial cleaning regimens provide customers, visitors, and staff much-needed peace of mind while shielding the facility against potential liabilities. Continue reading “COVID-19 Cleaning Protocols for Large Facilities”

Hays + Sons Lafayette Wins Reader’s Choice Award for Best Home Renovation Company

awardHays + Sons is proud to announce that its Lafayette location received the Journal & Courier Readers’ Choice Award for Best Home Renovation Company of 2018. The Journal & Courier is part of the USA Today network. Hays + Sons was selected first out of twenty-three businesses submitted for the award. Hays + Sons specializes in disaster restoration services and also provides renovation, home remodeling and general contracting service as well.

“We’re honored to be recognized,” said Jacob Houk, president of Hays + Sons, “To me, being voted Best Home Renovation Company by residents of the Lafayette area means that we have exceeded the expectations of our customers when they needed us most. Our goal is to provide exceptional service to our customers during their time of need, by being passionate about our work and treating both our employees and our customers like family. Our mission is simple: We aim to do restoration right.” Continue reading “Hays + Sons Lafayette Wins Reader’s Choice Award for Best Home Renovation Company”

Veterans Day Salute

“No duty is as urgent as that of returning thanks.”

James Allen, philosopher

As Veterans Day draws near, we at Hays + Sons would like to answer our call to the duty of gratitude. On behalf of all our employees, we would like to thank veterans for their continued service and great sacrifice. We find ourselves deeply inspired by those serving in the armed forces, and we strive to honor them by reflecting their values in both our personal lives and our business.

While we often dedicate our posts to helping our readers prepare for unexpected events like hurricanes, fires and flooded basements, we were inspired to express our appreciation for the values that the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force embody (and our team members aspire to). Specifically, we strive to be more like the armed forces with our:

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Team Hays Strikes Again

Early Saturday morning the Hays team was in full force helping one of our largest clients in their time of need. Often times you focus on the building during times like this, forgetting about the people inside. One of the residents lost a necklace that belonged to her deceased mother, our team helped search through the debris and found the necklace for the tenant. It’s a quick reminder that we do more than rebuild buildings.
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Egging, Toilet Papering: How to Clean Up After Halloween Pranks

Halloween cleanup can be the scariest thing about the holiday. Here’s a tip sheet on how to remove eggs, toilet paper, wax, and other messes that show up during the night.
Halloween can be a messy holiday. With pranksters about, you may end up with egg yolks dripping down your siding and toilet paper hanging from your trees. Inside, you might drip candle wax on your carpet, and your little ones could leave makeup stains on your furniture. Hey — it’s the price of having fun.
But when the fun is over, the cleanup begins. Here are some tips from the American Cleaning Institute and others on removing the Halloween mayhem that little tricksters leave behind.

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Hays + Sons Supports Camp Saturday and the People’s Burn Foundation

Hays + Sons was proud to spend Monday night with Jeff Saturday and some of the kids from his camp.
The People’s Burn Foundation supports burn survivors and their families through camp and other therapeutic activities. Camp Saturday is a week-long residential camp for children who are burn survivors to heal from physical and emotional scars by providing an opportunity to “just to be kids” with volunteer counselors comprised of mostly firefighters and paramedics. This emotionally rehabilitative camp helps children to understand that although their skin was burned their hearts and minds were not.
If you would like to support the People’s Burn Foundation and Camp Saturday go to their website at www.peoplesburnfoundation.org
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Hays + Sons in the News

Thanks, Chuck Steele & Zach Corbin in the Cincinnati office, for going above and beyond to help our clients in their time of need…
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Contents Facility – Did you know?

The 10 most common items cleaned in the Hays + Sons Contents Department are…

  • Dining tables and chairs
  • Dressers
  • Sofas, love seats and upholstered chairs
  • Glassware (dishes)
  • Mattresses
  • China/Crystal
  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Photographs
  • Wall art

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