From Odor Removal

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

DIY With Baking Soda

20 Uses for Baking Soda

Personal Care

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1. Freshen your breath

Mix 1 tsp of baking soda in a glass of water. Swish, spit, and rinse. Easy mouth wash that neutralizes odors.

2. Polish your teeth

Many people will use baking soda as a natural toothpaste. There is some concern, however, that baking soda can be too abrasive for everyday use (although there are plenty of people who swear by it), but even using it from time to time to help polish and whiten teeth is simple and effective. I’ll add a little baking soda to my normal homemade toothpaste every few weeks when I want a little boost.

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3. Gently exfoliate

Here’s a simple way to gently get rid of dead skin: Mix 3 parts of baking soda to 1 part water. Rub gently in a circular motion and then rinse clean.

4. Relieve Skin Irritation

Add a cup of baking soda to bathwater to soften your skin and relieve skin irritations.

5.  Relieve insect bites

Make a simple paste of water and baking soda and apply as a salve onto affected skin.

6.  Keep your brushes and combs clean

Baking soda is great to help naturally remove oils, build up, and residue on your combs and brushes. Simply soak in a solution of water and baking soda (about 1 tsp of baking soda to a cup of water). Rinse and dry thoroughly.

7. Relieve Diaper Rash

Put two tablespoons of baking soda in your baby’s bathwater to help relieve diaper rash.

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8. Pamper your feet

Soaking your feet in a baking soda solution will help soothe and soften tired feet. Mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda into a small tub of warm water and soak – Epsom salt helps too.

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9. Easy DIY scrub

Sprinkle some baking soda on your tubs, sinks, or tile and then wipe with a clean damp washcloth. Rinse and dry. You can also make a paste by mixing water and baking soda before hand.

10. Simple Floor Cleaner

This is great for tile floors: Use 1/2 cup baking soda in a bucket of warm water to help mop and clean floors.

11. Cut grease naturally

Add a heaping scoop of baking soda to your normal dish soap and let soak for a while. Baking soda helps remove grease.

12. Simple Air Freshener

Most air fresheners on the market are full of toxic chemicals that you shouldn’t breathe. Luckily, you can make this air freshener using baking soda and a few drops of your favorite essential oils

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13. Easy Microwave Cleanup

Sprinkle some baking soda on a damp cloth and gently scrub away any microwave mess. Cleans and deodorizes.

14.Baking Soda Oven Cleaner

Sprinkle baking soda over the bottom surface of your oven. Spray with a water bottle to dampen the baking soda. Let this mixture sit over night and then scrub in the morning. Rinse thoroughly.

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15. Clean Crayon Off walls!!!

Apply baking soda to a slightly wet cloth and rub lightly. Wipe off with a clean, dry cloth.

16. Boost Your Laundry Detergent

Adding baking soda to your laundry helps soften the water making clothes cleaner, fresher, and softer! Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your laundry to make your detergent go further.

17. Deodorize The Refrigerator

Place an open box in the back of your refrigerator to help neutralize odors. Just be sure to change the box every couple of months.

18. Unclog Drains

Use baking soda and vinegar to unclog drains – nice solution for not using harsh chemicals.

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19. Carpet Deodorizer

Sprinkle baking soda on your carpet and let sit overnight. Sweep up what you can and then use a vacuum to suck up the rest. – this is very useful if you are a pet owner

20. Absorb Toilet Odors

Add a cup of baking soda to the toilet and leave it for an hour before flushing. It will clean the toilet and absorb the odor.

BASICALLY BAKING SODA IS AN AMAZING DIY DEODORIZER!!

Carpet Cleaning On A Regular Basis

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The Importance of carpet cleaning on a regular basis

In case you own a home or a business with carpet, then you know that your carpets can get dirty and require carpet cleaning to keep them looking their best. However, apart from just being clean there are plenty of other factors at to why you need to have a regular carpet cleaning.

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1. dirty carpet not only looks horrible but could also harbor lots of bacteria and germs. Those germs and bacteria can cause individuals in the house to become sick more often and will influence quality of air as well. Specific illnesses such as asthma can be activated and worsened by the germs and bacteria in dirty carpet. Therefore, if you desire to be healthier and have better indoor air quality it is wise to have your carpet cleaned on a regular basis!

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2. Odor is another common problem that could be easily traced back to dirty carpet. The odor is once again brought on by bacteria and also dirt as well as other particles held in the fibers. Especially if you are a pet owner. The pollen coming from their bodies and their fur could work its way to the carpet which the basic vacuuming can’t remove it all. This pet dander and fur build up can cause an odor as time passes.

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As you can see just vacuuming your dirty carpets regularly will suffice. In order to have truly clean, odor free, and clean air you need to have consistent carpet cleaning service! The number of times you will get them cleaned is perfectly up to you however each 3-6 months is a good rule of thumb.

Give HiCaliber a call at 435-674-9338 for your next carpet cleaning.  Mention the coupon and get a discount.  We have been top rated on Angie’s List.  We also have an outstanding star rating/reviews on Facebook and Google as well as other sites.

https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber

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Clean Ducts Are Important For Health

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Indoor air pollution is now listed by the Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.gov) as the fourth greatest environmental threat to Americans. When your heating and cooling system is running, airborne contaminants are being drawn into your duct system. Over a period of time, these harmful contaminants will eventually build up inside your air ducts.

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Indoor contaminants may include: dust mites, tobacco smoke, household mold, chemicals, airborne allergens, bacteria, animal dander and carbon monoxide. These contaminants are then circulated thoughout your home or office and effect the health and comfort of you, your family, or your employees.

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Having your air ducts cleaned, can help ellimate these problems.

1. Reduce Dusting

Source removal duct cleaning can help to reduce household dust by removing the dust where it travels most – through your air duct system.

2. Improve Indoor Air Quality

According to the EPA, indoor air is found to be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air. Air duct cleaning by Advanced Air Care can remove airborne contaminates such as bacteria, fungus, mold spores, pet dander & pollen which may help to alleviate allergy & asthma symptoms.

3.Save Energy & Save Money

According to the EPA, a build up of only .042 inches of dirt on a heating coil can result in a decrease of efficiency of 21%. A clean air conveyance system may help to increase efficiency and therefore may help to reduce heating and cooling costs.

4.Extended Equipment Life

9 out of 10 system failures are caused by dirt and dust. One of the functions of the fan, located inside of your air handler, is to keep the heat exchanger cool. Accumulated dirt and debris can reduce the CFM (cubic feet of air per minute) as much as 50%. This is the most common cause of cracks in heat exchangers. By having your system cleaned, you may prevent pre-mature breakdown & aging of your heating and cooling system.

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HiCaliber is top rated for being thorough when cleaning air systems for clients. The majority of our reviews can be found on Facebook, Angie’s list, and Google. We come highly recommended by property owners in southern Utah and surrounding areas. We have the newest technology and equipment to provide the BEST results.
Call 435-974-9338 to schedule your next duct clean. Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber and on Instagram https://instagram.com/hicaliberstgeorge/

Impossible Carpet Stains

Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE with HiCaliber at your door!
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HiCaliber will treat your home or business as if it was our own. Our company is completely customer driven and our repeated referral business speaks for itself. We have performed thousands of carpet cleaning services since we started business in 1976 and we pride ourselves on doing each job right the first time.

When we perform a cleaning service our goal is to restore your carpet to its ‘like new’ appearance. It is recommended that your carpets be cleaned at least once or twice a year with a professional steam-extraction cleaning process. Doing this helps to preserve the life of your carpet, and creates a cleaner environment for you and your loved ones.

We also offer monthly cleaning specials; call our office to book your carpet cleaning today!

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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.

Carpet protection should also be considered each time you have your carpets professionally cleaned. This application is inexpensive and very worthwhile. When you are in need of carpet repair work, re-stretching, animal odor removal, or installation of new carpet, let us take care of you. We are competitively priced and available to work on jobs of any size!

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Call our office, check our website, or “Like” us on Facebook to see what cleaning specials we are currently running. Stay tuned — We change our specials monthly!

 

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Rodent Infestation

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Just recently HiCaliber was called for a job involving a rodent issue.

When there is an infestation involving rodents/pests in a home IT IS VITAL TO HAVE A PROFESSIONAL INVESTIGATE!

The job required special equipment and bio hazard suits as the rodents had taken over the duct system and some had died inside.  The smell ALONE required special breathing devices.

Many home owners will have a second home that is a get away.  Meaning, the only time the property is occupied is a few weeks out of the year.

Unfortunately pests/rodents are VERY creative and motivated to get inside homes.  If there is no one living there, sometimes the situation goes unnoticed for a long time.

The situation was contained and the property is in the process of being repaired back to it’s former glory.

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Our professionally trained technicians are certified in bio-recovery and are equipped to handle jobs including:

• Animal Waste and Carcass Cleanup (Birds, Bats, Rodents, Skunks, etc.)
• Contagious Disease Decontamination
• Crime/Death/Suicide Scene Decontamination
• Drug/Meth Lab Cleanup
• Human Waste Decontamination
• Industrial and Commercial Accident Decontamination
• Law Enforcement Decontamination (Holding Cells, Police Vehicles, Interrogation Rooms, etc.)
• Vehicle Cleanup

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We use industry-approved protocols to safely and completely remove the bio-hazard damages, returning the premises back to pre-loss condition. We serve a wide range of clients which include insurance carriers, city and county municipalities, police departments, property managers, commercial building owners, and private residences. For more than 30 years of business we have gained extensive and unparalleled experience in the processing of bio-hazard cleaning. We are well equipped to handle the meticulous-work required to decontaminate areas following a sewage back up, crime scene, or even death.

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Our job is to handle the cleanup as quickly and effectively as possible. We take our duties very seriously. Given the nature of risk involved with bio-hazard scenes, we immediately respond to the service call and work tirelessly to resolve the situation. It is imperative to hire a business you can trust and feel comfortable working with. HiCaliber is surely the company you need.

Advantages of Carpet In Your Home

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The advantages carpeting in your home

Provides Warmth and Comfort

Carpet provides actual thermal resistance, or R-value. In colder climates or seasons, it retains warm air longer, an energy conservation benefit. Carpet also provides a comfortable place to sit, play or work and gives a room an overall warmer feeling.

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Adds Beauty and Style

You can choose from many thousands of carpet styles and colors. That means your ultimate choice will reflect how you want to personalize your living space. Carpet can be a neutral foundation, or it can be a focal point with vibrant colors and stronger bolder patterns and textures.

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Improves Indoor Air Quality

New carpet is the lowest VOC-emitting flooring choice available. It actually acts as a passive air filter, trapping dust, pollen and other particles and removing them from the breathing zone. Studies have shown that people with asthma and allergy problems have seen symptoms improve with carpet.

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Softens Slips and Falls

Carpet is ideal for cushioning our footsteps, reducing slips and falls and minimizing injuries when falls do occur. Carpet provides safety protection for the whole family, but especially for toddlers and older individuals.

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Reduces Noise

Big screen TVs, speaker phones, computers and modern sound systems make our homes noisy places. Carpet helps absorb these sounds. Adding a cushion pad beneath your carpet reduces noise even further. Carpet also works as a sound barrier between floors by helping to block sound transmission to.

How HiCaliber can assist

Carpet protection should also be considered each time you have your carpets professionally cleaned. This application is inexpensive and very worthwhile. When you are in need of carpet repair work, re-stretching, animal odor removal, or installation of new carpet, let us take care of you. We are competitively priced and available to work on jobs of any size!

Call our office, check our website, or “Like” us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber to see what cleaning specials we are currently running. Stay tuned — We change our specials monthly

Upholstery and Fabric Cleaners

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Upholstery Cleaning Tips and When to Hire a Pro

Furniture is important to the overall appearance of your home. But over time, your upholstery collects dirt and stains that make it look tired and dingy. A professional upholstery cleaning service can remove those stains and make your furniture look new again for the fraction of the cost of replacement.

HiCaliber is skilled at handling a variety of upholstery types, including very delicate fabrics.

Professional upholstery cleaning can remove dirt from furniture such as couches, love seats, recliners, dining room chairs and mattresses. We also offer services for upholstery in cars, boats and RVs. This time of year is usually when the boating or cross country road trips take place. Be prepared this year!

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Hiring a Professional Furniture Cleaning Company

To keep your furniture looking spick and span, regular upholstery cleaning in is essential. However trying to perform this task yourself can result in some disastrous consequences for your furniture and home!

Fabrics HiCaliber can clean: We have the experience and know-how to deal with all types of fabrics and furniture items. We have been around for decades so you can be sure we have come across your type of furniture and fabrics before! Therefore we know, and can be trusted with the most delicate natural fibers to the most robust fabrics.

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Protecting your furniture and upholstery: professional companies are by nature specialists in what they do. Therefore they are best equipped to take the best care of your furniture. Store bought cleaning products applied to the wrong types of fabrics can cause blemishes or undue wear and tear which can make your furniture look aged.  HiCaliber is  skilled enough to know what types of products and techniques to use on which fabrics and can prevent costly cleaning disasters!

Convenience: The convenience of the quick drying process: We use a quick drying process leaving most fabrics dry in as short a time as 1 to 3 hours – ready for you, your family and your guests to use!  Furthermore fabrics and furniture which do not dry properly can develop dangerous molds and mildew which can be harmful to your health. Using the Professionals at HiCaliber are therefore a more convenient option!

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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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Carpet Restoration

You might think that after having duct tape on the carpet for more than 15 years that the carpet would be beyond repair. Not with the help from the professionals at HiCaliber!

Tape makes sense from a practicality and cost standpoint.  But…  The sticky residue left behind is NOT an easy task to remove.  Not to mention, once the tape is lifted there is a very visible outline of where it once layed.

HiCaliber’s talented technicians like a challenge!!!  From oil, nail polish, grape juice, and tape there isn’t anything that will scare them away from restoring your carpet.

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See the before and after pictures: This task would seem IMPOSSIBLE to some carpet cleaners.  The finished product (right picture) shows ALL the residue has vanished.

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See the before and after pictures: Like the pictures shown previously this comparison does NOT disappoint either. The customer was more than satisfied with HiCaliber exceeding their expectations.

The HiCaliber Difference:

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.

When we perform a cleaning service our goal is to restore your carpet to its ‘like new’ appearance. It is recommended that your carpets be cleaned at least once or twice a year with a professional steam-extraction cleaning process. Doing this helps to preserve the life of your carpet, and creates a cleaner environment for you and your loved ones.

Don’t let your carpet suffer any longer!  Call HiCaliber today 435-674-9338 find us on Facebook for promotions and updates https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber.