“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”
“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.
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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.
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.
Egg Splatters on Your House
Time is your enemy when your house has been egged because sunbaked yolks can stain your siding. Also, micro-shards of egg-shell can become embedded in paint or act as an abrasive when you clean off the gunk.
Instead of scrubbing, spray away the egg with your garden hose. But don’t aim the hose full blast at the yolk, which will splatter the mess. Instead, Popular Mechanics magazine suggests first wetting the siding below the egg, then gently spraying the siding above the egg; the water will fall in sheets and flush away the mess.
If you need more cleaning oomph, dip a brush into a bucket of warm water (never hot, which will bake on yolks) and dish soap, and then scrub away the mess.
Toilet Paper in Your Trees
Wet toilet paper is a beast to remove from trees. So wait until the sun evaporates the dew; or, if rain is predicted, start removal right away.
Use a rake to grab and pull the TP down, a leaf blower to blast it, or a telescoping reacher/grabber to pluck it.
Start at the top and work your way down. Immediately throw the paper away as leaving it on your lawn can smother your grass.
Candle Wax on the Carpets
Never try to remove hot wax from carpeting. Not only can you burn yourself, but you’ll likely spread the wax, making a bigger mess.
When the wax has cooled, break it with a dull knife or Popsicle stick. Throw away the pieces.
Cover remaining bits with a paper towel or rag, and press a warm iron to the area. Replace the towel frequently to avoid spreading the wax.
Halloween Makeup on Upholstery and Carpet
Many commercial carpet and upholstery cleaners remove makeup from unwanted places. The only tricky part is applying these cleaners.
Always test the cleaner on an inconspicuous spot. Apply a dab of cleaner on a white cloth, then hold it to the test area for about a minute. If no color is transferred to the white cloth, the cleaner is safe.
Never rub cleaner on a stain. Rather, blot the stain starting from its outer edge and work to the center.
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
Have you noticed our new signage? Have you noticed our newly wrapped vehicles on the road? It’s part of our new Brand! We continue our rebranding efforts with a new website, www.haysandsons.com, building signage, and vehicle wraps. What do you think?