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”
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”
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”
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”
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”