From Disaster

Standing Water Can Create Mold

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Have you experienced a flood?

Small amounts of water accumulating over time in your home have now caused devastating water damage and HiCaliber of Southern Utah is here to help with your flood restoration.

That dripping noise you’ve been hearing at night was not only annoying as you try to drift off into sleep, but it’s has also been damaging as each drip added was further damage that occurred. Water damage can be disastrous as it penetrates carpeting, drywall and framing.

With each layer that the water infiltrates is further and possibly causes more costly repairs. Oftentimes, the entire flooring or walls need to be replaced for complete restoration from your flood needs.

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Ripping up carpet and padding, tearing down drywall and replacing them all can be a huge expense. HiCaliber of southern Utah will work with your home insurance company regarding your flood protection to safeguard less that you’ll be responsible for.

If moisture is left untreated it can be the perfect environment for mold to develop.

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Mold Growth and Risk

Mold is a growing problem despite the dry climates of southern Utah and Nevada. When combined with disastrous floods or leaks, mold damage can be compounded very rapidly and even pose risk to those in its proximity if not given immediate attention.

It grows in inconspicuous locations, where moisture is present: underneath floors, in between walls and in other moisture-laden places not checked frequently. Mold reproduces by means of tiny spores which are invisible to the naked eye and travel along air currents both indoors and outdoors.

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Mold requires nutrients, water, oxygen and favorable temperatures to grow. Nutrients for mold are present in dead organic material such as wood, paper or fabrics; mold can also derive nutrients from some synthetic products such as paints and adhesives. Some molds produce powerful chemicals called mycotoxins that can produce illness in animals and people. Allergic responses may include hay fever-type symptoms such as sneezing, irritation to the eyes, throat, runny nose, red eyes and skin rashes.

Call the True Professionals

If you suspect mold growth at your home or office call the experienced professionals at HiCaliber. We service southern Utah and parts of southern Nevada. Our technicians are highly trained in detecting mold and assessing the severity of your situation. We can provide microbial investigation services to help you determine the nature and extent of your microbial problem.  Samples from an outdoor area nearby are also collected to compare to existing conditions within the structure. The samples are then analyzed by a laboratory to determine the type of fungi present.

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Following identification of the nature and extent of the mold problem, HiCaliber staff will recommend methods of remediation and abatement. Although the extent of fungi present can be relatively small and confined, a professional, licensed mold abatement contractor should conduct the remediation and repair process. For larger, more widespread situations, this may require relocation of building personnel while abatement work is ongoing.

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Whatever the severity HiCaliber will restore your home from any water or mold damage. Call us for first time response for your flood/mold restoration needs at (435)674-9338 or visit us online at http://www.hicaliber.  Find us on Facebook and Instagram for promotions and updates https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber https://instagram.com/hicaliberstgeorge

When The Unexpected Happens

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Luckily for this southern Utah woman, she was not home when an unexpected disaster hit her home.

Luckily HiCaliber offers 24 hour emergency service.  Once deputies investigated the accident HiCaliber arrived and secured the property to prevent any further damage.

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HiCaliber is the only company to call for restoration services on crime scenes. We are very sensitive with each service call. We are recommended by the local police, hospitals, and clients who have previously used our services. When you need the service of high quality, experienced, professionals to restore your home or office to its original or improved condition, call HiCaliber.

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We hope accidents like this won’t happen often.  But if you find yourself in a situation where your property needs service immediately, call us 435-674-9338. We would be happy to show you what sets HiCaliber apart from the other companies.  We strive for perfection!

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This particular incident was managed in a few hours. HiCaliber took care of the clean up, and we plan on doing the repair work. We will be contacting the insurance company to make sure all damages are covered. We will also make sure the structure is secure and stable, giving the residents peace of mind.

Best Property Inspection In Southern Utah

Are you looking for the most thorough home inspection?

The search is over!  HiCaliber is the best, and ready for the test!!!

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Why Are Home Inspections Important?

A home inspection is an all-encompassing examination of the condition of a home.   The home inspection process is often but not always performed at the time of the sale of the home. A home is one of the most important purchases one will ever make.  A home inspection is an inexpensive way to discover the universal condition of a home.  It is important to conduct a home inspection to avoid a costly mistake by purchasing a property in need of major repairs.  Even if you think you have found a “dream home,” it is a home inspector’s responsibility to let you know that your “dream home” may not be just right.

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***Use the coupon above for savings on your next property inspection.***

Specializing In

Lead – Mold – Radon – Termite
Structural Settling Testing Available
Residential & Commercial Inspections
Consultation Service Available
Computer Inspection Reports
Pre-Construction Progress Reports
Complimentary Estimates & Repairs Included If Necessary

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Home Inspection Pricing Breakdown

Square Feet Cost Included In Each Inspection
Up to 1500 Call for quote
  • Structure – Includes foundation, framing and the impact of weather, time and gravity.
  • Roofing – Evaluates age, flashing, gutter, downspouts, skylights, chimneys, roof penetrations, and ventilation.
  • Exterior – Examine doors, windows, siding, trim, porches/decks, driveways, walkways, and grading around the house.
  • Interior – Analyze ceilings, walls, floors, doors, windows, steps, stairways, counter tops, cabinets and garage doors.
  • Electrical – Inspect receptacles, fixtures, ceiling fans, switches, service panels, breakers, smoke, and carbon alarms.
  • Plumbing – Review piping, water supply piping, waste and vent piping, fixtures, toilets, sinks, showers, hose bibs, and water softeners.
  • Heating and Cooling Systems – Inspect air conditioning, heat pump/furnace equipment air handler, condenser, evaporation coils, condensation drain supply, return ducting, ventilation, insulation, and fireplaces.
  • Appliances – If in the home at the time of inspection.
  • Swimming Pool/Hot Tub – Inspect pool interior finish, decking, visible piping, electrical, pump, and filter screen enclosures.

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If repairs or remodeling are necessary, HiCaliber is happy to provide a complimentary estimate to you, upon request. Guaranteed, we are the most thorough and comprehensive property-inspection company available in the region. We’ll give you the service you expect and deserve. It’s important to have an inspection performed with a company you can trust. Our sought-after and highly referred business speaks for itself. We are, and always will be “Committed to Excellence”.

HiCaliber performs home inspections throughout southern Utah and southern Nevada. If you would like to contact our office, please call (435) 674-9338 or (800) 492-6333 for outlying areas. We look forward to working with you!

 

Smoke damage hits southern Utah home

While you are away, the smoke will PLAY!

HiCaliber has developed a strong reputation in the restoration business for being entirely customer driven! We are not a chain or a national franchise, we are a locally owned business. We have serviced more than 40,000 customers on restoration jobs alone, and those numbers are still rising. We work 24/7, 365 days a year. Our business phones are always on and will be answered regardless of the time of day. We understand the emotional sensitivity of your situation and we’re here to help take some of the stress and burden off of your shoulders. You’re in good hands!

Just recently a local homeowner discovered just how destructive smoke damage can be.

The home owners didn’t leave the stove on or forget about a candle.  They had batteries charging!!!  And then… the charger burst into flames!

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This is an example of smoke damage on tile. Without a professional, this can be almost impossible to clean up.

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This is what was left of the charging system that caught fire

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The countertops needed attention from the professionals as well.
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The smoke even traveled into the bathroom. Look at all that!
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Unfortunately with smoke damage, carpet isn’t always salvageable. HiCaliber will be helping with the install of new carpeting.

When disaster strikes, the only thing on a home owners mind should be “I’m glad we are all safe.” Let HiCaliber do all the dirty work and get your insurance company to cover the cost of repairs.

Depending on the severity of the fire, the restoration-time for your property and belongings varies significantly. Thankfully, the experienced professionals at HiCaliber are just a call away.

 

Commercial Cleaning

Having a BUSY Business is good right?

Yes! But, heavy traffic means wear and tear on flooring.
HiCaliber is known for doing commercial carpet cleaning for businesses in southern Utah HiCaliber takes pride in bring your flooring back to life.

See the examples below!

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In this example- The finished side is on the right. Look at the difference!! The color in the carpeting is more vibrant and not as dingy.

IMG_20150412_072502072 You can tell where the chair mats were laying. There is a DEFINITE line from where the carpet was protected.  HiCaliber had the surrounding carpeting looking just as fresh.

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We are just a phone call away! Whether it be for “spot cleaning” a stained area, or cleaning your entire floor! HiCaliber is the best put us to the test!

10-Step Deluxe Plan

1. Furniture Moving: The utmost care is exercised in moving your furniture during the cleaning process.
2. Heavy Duty Vacuuming: We use a highly efficient, commercial-grade vacuum for maximum dry-soil removal, with additional emphasis on areas near baseboards.
3. Spot Removal: Special spotting agents will be used in an attempt to remove persistent spots.
4. Pre-Conditioning: Specially formulated agents are used to prepare your carpets for maximum soil suspension.
5. Carpet Agitation: A conditioning agent is groomed into the carpet fibers, bathing each fiber entirely while the soil rises to the surface.
6. Jet Stream Extraction: Heated soft-water is injected deeply into the carpet fibers. Then a powerful suction extracts the dirt and filth, as well as the excess cleaning solution; 98% of the moisture is removed!
7. Low-Speed Buffing: Removes excess cleaning agents and insures thorough soil removal.
8. Baseboards / Fab Set Application: Special attention is paid to carpet near walls and corners. Application of this special agent helps to neutralize the PH balance of your carpet.
9. Tab Furniture: Furniture and/or objects that may leave marks on the floor are placed on carpet-safe blocks. We also place moisture resistant protectors under all legs of furniture to avoid rust or furniture stains. These tabs are easily removed by our customers once the carpets have dried.
10. Final Finishing: We carefully groom your carpet’s pile, which results in maximum appearance, softness and rapid drying.

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Spills happen! There is no way around it, but don’t let spills reflect poorly on your business. Take pride and have HiCaliber take care of it like this company did.

Call us at 435-674-9338 and follow us on Facebook for promotions and updates https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber

Pressure Washing In Southern Utah

Pressure washing is versatile

This under estimated miracle worker gives your structure the ‘face-lift’ it occasionally needs. Pressure washing is an incredible option for restoring the look of your building to ‘like-new’ condition by removing dirt stains, mold and other signs of use and age from exterior walls, decks, driveways and more.

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Pressure washing can also be done to prepare a surface for painting, as maintenance on vinyl siding or other building materials, or to improve your home or business’ curb appeal. It’s also a great idea to pressure wash advertising signs, awnings, bulldozers, buses, churches, garages, recreational vehicles, restaurant vent hoods, schools, construction equipment, etc. We are among the best when it comes to performing this service, at some of the best rates you’ll find!

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Most pressure-washing companies use cold water and high pressure machines to do the cleaning, which may not be in your best interest. This cleaning approach can cause extensive damage to your structure as well as sub-standard results.

HiCaliber uses self-contained, mobile, pressure-washing equipment that can pump 225 degree Fahrenheit hot water at 5,000 PSI. We use a gas engine and a concentrating nozzle to boost water-pressure from your garden hose by as much as 60 times its normal pressure level. Our custom-designed equipment enables us to ensure quality results with the professionalism our customers expect.

We’ll complete the job safely and on-time, while ensuring your property makes the turn-around you’re looking for!

We Service the Following Fields:

Residential – Apartment Buildings – Condominium Buildings
Schools – College Campuses – Hotels
HOA – Gas Stations – Shopping Centers
Constructions Sites – Commercial Businesses
Car-Washing Businesses – Parking Structures

Give our 24-hour service a call today. We have competitive rates and provide free estimates.

When you’re looking for the best, put HiCaliber to the test!

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Restoring Your Property After Smoke Damage

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Why You Need A Professional For Smoke Damage

The smoke released by any type of fire (forest, brush, crop, structure, tires, waste or wood burning) is a mixture of particles and chemicals produced by incomplete burning of carbon-containing materials. All smoke contains carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and particulate matter. Smoke can contain many different chemicals, including aldehydes, acid gases, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, benzene, toluene, styrene, metals and dioxins. The type and amount of particles and chemicals in smoke varies depending on what is burning, how much oxygen is available, and the burn temperature.

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Who Does It Affect?

Exposure to high levels of smoke should be avoided. Individuals are advised to limit their physical exertion if exposure to high levels of smoke cannot be avoided. Individuals with cardiovascular or respiratory conditions (e.g., asthma), fetuses, infants, young children, and the elderly may be more vulnerable to the health effects of smoke exposure.

What Can Happen If Exposed To Smoke?

Inhaling smoke for a short time can cause immediate (acute) effects. Smoke is irritating to the eyes, nose, and throat, and its odor may be nauseating. Studies have shown that some people exposed to heavy smoke have temporary changes in lung function, which makes breathing more difficult. Two of the major agents in smoke that can cause health effects are carbon monoxide gas and very small particles. These particles are two and one half microns or less in size and individual particles are too small to be seen with the naked eye.

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How HiCaliber Can Help

HiCaliber addresses the issues caused by smoke damage, in addition to many other fire-related services, such as air-duct cleaning, board-ups, content cleaning, drapery cleaning, electronic restoration, emergency water extraction, furniture restoration, odor removal, pack outs and storage, professional garment cleaning, and truck-mounted cleaning services for carpets, tile and hardwood.

We are fully staffed and equipped to handle the complete restoration process from start to finish. HiCaliber’s skilled professionals have many years of experience with restoration work, and provide above industry-standard customer service. Rest assured knowing that HiCaliber cares. We are committed to excellence on every job we perform, and your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Give us the chance to prove our excellent skills and customer service guarantee when you’re in need of restoration work from a fire or smoke damage.

435-674-9338 find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber for updates and promotions.

FINAL FIRE

ANGIE’S LIST WINNER FOR THE THIRD TIME!

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Check us out on Angie’s list by following the link http://www.angieslist.com/companylist/us/UT/saint-George/hicaliber-reviews-2354678.aspxipt>

Business Description: HiCaliber “Committed to Excellence.” When you’re looking for the best, put HiCaliber to the test!

In Business Since: 1976
Service Area: Southern Utah & Southern Nevada
On Angie’s List Since: 4/29/2010
Warranties: YES
Free Estimates: Ask for Details
Office Hours: Mon 09.00 AM – 05.00 PM, Tue 09.00 AM – 05.00 PM, Wed 09.00 AM – 05.00 PM, Thu 09.00 AM – 05.00 PM, Fri 09.00 AM – 05.00 PM, Sat Closed, Sun Closed, By Appointment
Excluded Services: Ask For Details
Features: Emergency Service
Licensed: Yes, I am appropriately licensed for my trade.
(All statements concerning insurance, licenses, and bonds are informational only, and are self-reported. Since insurance, licenses and bonds can expire and can be cancelled, homeowners should always check such information for themselves.)
Cities Served: Apple Valley | Boulder City | Brookside | Central | Central City | Clark County | Dammeron Valley | Dammeron Vly | East | Enterprise | Far West | Green Valley/henderson | Gunlock | Henderson | Hildale | Hurricane | Ivins | Jean | La Verkin | LAS VEGAS – Downtown | Leeds | Logandale | Mesquite | Moapa | New Harmony | Overton | Pine Valley | Provo | Rockville | Rose Park | Saint George | Santa Clara | South | Southwest | Springdale | St George | The Strip | Toquerville | Veyo | Virgin | Washington | West Central | Zion National Park | Zion Ntl Park

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Before they’re posted, all reviews are CHECKED in order to guard against providers and companies that try to report on themselves or their competitors. This process was reviewed and approved during a 2012 audit by BPA Worldwide

LISTED BELOW ARE EXAMPLES OF OUR REVIEWS

Best Customer Service

Thank you so much HiCaliber for the carpet cleaning. Your guys did an AMAZING job. I can’t believe how much better it looks in our house. When I met them at the house your guys (I am horrible I cannot remember their names….sorry) were so friendly and helpful. You seriously have the best customer service and staff. Everyone makes you feel like family. Thank you again for providing this contest. It helped us more than you will ever know. We are so grateful for HiCaliber.”
Merrilee Barton

High Quality Professionalism

Thank you so much for the thoroughness of your report. You did an excellent job on the home inspection you performed. I will be recommending this service you provide whenever I can. It’s nice to deal with an owner owned business that provides a personal service. I doubt that I would have received as complete as a report from another impersonable inspection company. The web site to your actual report, just everything is such high quality professionalism. I especially liked the fact, that you explained to me verbally and in writing the minor problems the property has but, are not deal killers, and how the repairs should be done. This prevented panic on my part, and with the pictures provided, reassured me you visually inspected the whole house. The biggest problem when buying a house is the uncertainty involved in the whole process. You have successfully removed the uncertainties in my purchase. Kudos to you and the employees at HiCaliber, you were fantastic to work with. I will for sure being doing business with you in the future.”
Mike Marshall

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