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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!

 

The Importance Of A Clean Dryer Vent

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Why Clean The Dryer Vent

Safety:

Most people do not know that clean dryer vents are actually important and beneficial to have. Not only do clean dryer vents improve efficiency of your dryer, lower energy costs, but more importantly they make you safer from fire in your home.

Your lint trap traps about 60% of the lint, the other 40% goes up and through your dryer vent and dryer vent system. The accumulation of lint in the dryer vent or dryer vent system is a real fire hazard.

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Can You See The Potential Hazard:

98% of your dryer vent cannot be seen. The only part that visible is the dryer exhaust; transition hose and the roof exhaust vent or exterior wall vent on some multi-story dwellings. Most of the dryer vent is in a confined area inside your walls, floor joist, crawl space and attic.

A lot of times what you do not see, you forget about. A confined area is a problem because when a fire starts or extends in a confined area or space it may not be noticed as quickly as a fire in an open area. Many sprinkler systems and smoke alarms will not be triggered as fast as they should.

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Advantages of Annual Dryer Vent Cleaning:

SAVE MONEY: Every time your dryer goes through a cycle you add about $0.70 to your power bill.

SAVE TIME: If your clothes are not drying in one cycle think of the time that is wasted in doing laundry.

PREVENT FIRE: Like discussed previously having a clean dryer vent can prevent a fire and danger.  Dozens of deaths, hundreds of injuries and property loss are also attributed to dryer vent fires.

Using a Professional Cleaner is Key:

The professional cleaning process cleans all the parts and areas of your dryer vent system from the lint trap to the roof exhaust vent. This is done by brushes, clot busters, flexirod, drill and forced air through the dryer vent.  HiCaliber also utilizes the newest technology and can actually show you with a camera how clogged your dryer vent is.

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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.

 

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

WE NEED THE RAIN BUT…

MOLD AND MOISTURE GO HAND IN HAND

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So your property has recovered from the all the rain. Mud has been removed from your parking lot and driveway. Something smells a little damp, not a big deal right? WRONG!!! The longer moisture is trapped, the more likely bacteria will develop.

Often times, there are no signs that there is a moisture problem, but chances are if you have been involved in a flood there is bacteria just waiting to become disaster.

HiCaliber has equipment that can detect moisture behind walls and in floor boards.  If moisture is detected, HiCaliber is certified to restore and repair any damages to your property.  HiCaliber is open 24-7 for your emergency needs.  Even if you can’t see Bacteria/MOLD it doesn’t mean it’s not hiding.

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Some FACTS about MOLD:

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. Research on mold and its health effects is ongoing. For more detailed information consult a health professional.

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Services Included

Microbial Surveys Including Protocols for Abatement
Specifications for Abatement
Abatement Monitoring
Post-Remediation Inspections and Air/Structure Testing

Insurance Companies

Over the past 30 years in business, HiCaliber has developed great working relationships with many of the area’s insurance companies and its adjusters. When assessing your options for repair, it is important to understand that you have options when selecting businesses to work with in repairing your structure. If a claim is filed you have the right to choose what company or repair firm to work with. We hope you’ll consider requesting HiCaliber to ensure a successful outcome of your project.

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MOST IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!

Do not try to manage a mold situation without a certified Professional.  Mold can be highly unhealthy for your respiratory system and can cause allergic reactions.

WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THE BEST, PUT HICALIBER TO THE TEST! CALL 435-674-9338

Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber

Property Inspection Details and Deals

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While purchasing property it is incredibly important to call a professional company that is licensed and certified to conduct property inspections. Obtaining a detailed and thorough home inspection is one of the most important steps to take while purchasing residential and commercial properties. Working with a qualified and experienced property inspector can give you the peace of mind you need when making such an important investment!

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What makes HiCaliber #1 in home inspections?

All inspectors are NOT created equal, so choosing the right company to deal with is crucial to receiving a thorough inspection. With more than 30 years in the construction and restoration business, HiCaliber has the experience and expertise that you’ve been looking for. We have competitive rates and an unrivaled Quality Guarantee.

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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Environmental Testing

HiCaliber provides the following environmental tests at additional charge, upon request.

Environmental Test Cost Per Sample Environmental Test Details
Indoor Air Quality Call for quote Air samples are taken inside and outside the home at suspected problem areas. Results of any concentration of harmful air contaminants, allergens, types of mold, etc. are provided in a thorough report.
48 Hour Radon Test Call for quote Samples are taken in suspected problem areas over a period of 48 hours. After collected, the Radon samples are sent to a laboratory for evaluation.
Energy Audit Call for quote Multiple areas of the home are tested and examined for heat and cold efficiency. Problem areas are described in a checklist report and given at the time of the home inspection.
Meth Use & Lab Detection Call for quote Samples are taken at possible problem areas throughout the home. Once collected, samples are sent to a professional laboratory to determine the presence and concentration of Methamphetamine use or production.
Asbestos Sampling Call for quote Samples are taken at possible problem areas throughout the home. Once collected, samples are sent to a professional laboratory to determine the presence and concentration of Asbestos.
Mold Sampling Call for quote Cotton swab and/or air samples are taken at possible problem areas throughout the home. Once collected, samples are sent to a professional laboratory to determine the presence, concentration, and type of mold.
Lead Sampling Call for quote Samples are taken at possible problem areas throughout the home. Once collected, samples are sent to a professional laboratory to determine the presence and concentration of Lead.

* All testing is available without an inspection, but a service-call fee is added to the sampling cost when not included as part of an inspection.

Environmental Testing

HiCaliber provides the following environmental tests at additional charge, upon request.

Environmental Test Cost Per Sample Environmental Test Details
Indoor Air Quality Call for quote Air samples are taken inside and outside the home at suspected problem areas. Results of any concentration of harmful air contaminants, allergens, types of mold, etc. are provided in a thorough report.
48 Hour Radon Test Call for quote Samples are taken in suspected problem areas over a period of 48 hours. After collected, the Radon samples are sent to a laboratory for evaluation.
Energy Audit Call for quote Multiple areas of the home are tested and examined for heat and cold efficiency. Problem areas are described in a checklist report and given at the time of the home inspection.
Meth Use & Lab Detection Call for quote Samples are taken at possible problem areas throughout the home. Once collected, samples are sent to a professional laboratory to determine the presence and concentration of Methamphetamine use or production.
Asbestos Sampling Call for quote Samples are taken at possible problem areas throughout the home. Once collected, samples are sent to a professional laboratory to determine the presence and concentration of Asbestos.
Mold Sampling Call for quote Cotton swab and/or air samples are taken at possible problem areas throughout the home. Once collected, samples are sent to a professional laboratory to determine the presence, concentration, and type of mold.
Lead Sampling Call for quote Samples are taken at possible problem areas throughout the home. Once collected, samples are sent to a professional laboratory to determine the presence and concentration of Lead.

* All testing is available without an inspection, but a service-call fee is added to the sampling cost when not included as part of an inspection.

If you are in the southern Utah or Nevada area, give us a call 435-674-9338 and follow us on facebook for updates and promotions https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber

MOISTURE EQUALS MAJOR MOLD

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So your property has recovered from the flooding. All the mud has been removed. The carpeting and drywall seem a little damp, not a big deal right? WRONG!!! The longer moisture is trapped, the more likely bacteria will develop.

Often times, there are no signs that there is a moisture problem, but chances are if you have been involved in a flood there is bacteria just waiting to become disaster.

HiCaliber has equipment that can detect moisture behind walls and in floor boards.  If moisture is detected, HiCaliber is certified to restore and repair any damages to your property.  HiCaliber is open 24-7 for your emergency needs.  Even if you can’t see Bacteria/MOLD it doesn’t mean it’s not hiding.

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Some FACTS about MOLD:

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. Research on mold and its health effects is ongoing. For more detailed information consult a health professional.

Services Included

Microbial Surveys Including Protocols for Abatement
Specifications for Abatement
Abatement Monitoring
Post-Remediation Inspections and Air/Structure Testing

Insurance Companies

Over the past 30 years in business, HiCaliber has developed great working relationships with many of the area’s insurance companies and its adjusters. When assessing your options for repair, it is important to understand that you have options when selecting businesses to work with in repairing your structure. If a claim is filed you have the right to choose what company or repair firm to work with. We hope you’ll consider requesting HiCaliber to ensure a successful outcome of your project.

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MOST IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!

Do not try to manage a mold situation without a certified Professional.  Mold can be highly unhealthy for your respiratory system and can cause allergic reactions.

WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THE BEST, PUT HICALIBER TO THE TEST! CALL 435-674-9338

Mold Testing and Removal in southern Utah

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Mold is a growing problem despite the dry climates of southern Utah and Nevada. When combined with disastrous floods or leaks, mold damage can  pose risk to those in its proximity if not given immediate attention. It grows in 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 CAN BE EXTREMELY DETRIMENTAL TO YOUR HEALTH

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. Research on mold and its health effects is ongoing.

Services Included by HiCaliber

Microbial Surveys Including Protocols for Abatement
Specifications for Abatement
Abatement Monitoring
Post-Remediation Inspections and Air/Structure Testing

Insurance Companies

Over the past 30 years in business, HiCaliber has developed great working relationships with many of the area’s insurance companies and its adjusters. When assessing your options for repair, it is important to understand that you have options when selecting businesses to work with in repairing your structure. If a claim is filed you have the right to choose what company or repair firm to work with. We hope you’ll consider requesting HiCaliber to ensure a successful outcome of your project. Call us 435-674-9338 located at 1330 W Sunset Blvd Suit L, Saint George, Utah 84770.

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