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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

Heart Of The Home

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Kitchen is the Heart of the home

The kitchen is the most important room in your home because it is the center of your family’s day-to-day living. Your day most likely begins in your kitchen with breakfast to start your day. You deserve to begin every day in a tranquil environment. You prepare meals for your family in your kitchen and probably even eat in your kitchen. Your family and guests often gather in the kitchen to socialize, eat, and cook together. Your kitchen is a bonding area that not only ties your home together, it ties your loved ones together.

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Why is the KITCHEN the most important to have up to date?

Renovating your kitchen will add ease to your lifestyle and value to your home.  Studies show that an out of date kitchen can break a sale if the house is on the market.  Buyers look at the kitchen first.  Ultimately if you want your house worth more ~ start with the kitchen!

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Here are the most important things to consider for remodeling a kitchen:

1. Use quality materials.
Top-quality drawer slides and hinges mean cabinet doors will stay closed and drawers won’t stick. Stay away from drawers that are stapled together or made of particleboard. For cabinet interiors, wood veneer is more durable than melamine, laminate, MDF or particleboard.

2. Determine cabinet heights.
If you have eight-foot ceilings, choose cabinetry that goes to the ceiling. They offer more storage, enabling you to use extra wall space for artwork or open shelves. If your ceilings are higher than eight feet, leave 15 to 18 inches above the cabinets.

3. Decide whether to paint or stain.
Though stained-wood cabinetry is forgiving, most finishes date quickly and aren’t easily altered. Brush-painted cabinets can lend a unique personality.

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4. Select an elegant countertop.
White Carrara marble (honed or acid washed and sealed) and stained wood add elegance and warmth. We also like honed Kirkstone slate, soapstone and Wiarton limestone, and plastic laminate with a wood edge for a sophisticated look.

5. Install an island that works.
Beware of placing a bulky cube in the middle of the room. We like islands that have an open, airy look. Ideally, an island should be unencumbered by appliances, but if you want it to house a dishwasher-sink combo or a cooktop, try to maintain the light look of a leggy harvest table.

6. Don’t overdo the details.
Design accents such as pediments over stoves and plaster mouldings on cabinet fronts can represent decorative excess. Remember that the style of the kitchen should match the rest of your home.

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Dressing it up with corbels

What is a corbel?

Corbel. In architecture a corbel or console is a structural piece of stone, wood or metal jutting from a wall to carry a superincumbent weight, a type of bracket. A corbel is a solid piece of material in the wall, whereas a console is a piece applied to the structure.

Below are examples of different ways corbels can be used in decorating and construction.

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Dressing up Exterior

The use of corbels in exterior design brings more dimension and attention to a home or property.

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 Custome Home being built by HiCaliber has exterior corbels

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The use of corbels for upper deck reinforcement
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 Decorative corbels for additional detail for mantels

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Using unique corbels beneath kitchen countertop

There is no limit as to how to use a corbel.  From the images shown above you can see the variety.   Corbels come in many different designs and the materials used to make them are endless.  When you decide to do that remodel or build you new home contact HiCaliber.  They are there every step of the way and make sure no detail is left unnoticed.

Call us at 435-674-9338  Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber with of 6,700 likes.  Also 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.

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.

Ways to Improve Home Value

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1. The kitchen is still considered the heart of the home. Potential home buyers make a beeline for this room when they first view a home for sale, so make sure your kitchen looks clean and reasonably updated.

For a few hundred dollars, you can replace the kitchen faucet set, add new cabinet door handles and update old lighting fixtures with brighter, more energy-efficient ones.

If you’ve got a slightly larger budget, you can give the cabinets themselves a makeover. You can remove cabinet doors and drawers, refinish the cabinet boxes, then add brand-new doors and drawers. With a fresh coat of paint over the whole set, your cabinets will look like new.

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2. Give appliances a facelift. If your kitchen appliances don’t match, order new doors or face panels for them.

Simple Secret: Many dishwasher panels are white on one side and black on the other.

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3. Buff up the bath. Next to the kitchen, bathrooms are often the most important rooms to update. They, too, can be improved without a lot of cash.

replacing an old, discolored bathroom floor with easy-to-apply vinyl tiles or a small piece of sheet vinyl will add value. If your tub and shower are looking dingy, consider re-grouting the tile and replacing any chipped tiles.

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4. Step up your storage. Old houses, particularly, are notorious for their lack of closet space.

Firms like ClosetMaid allow you to measure and redesign your closets online. You can also get design details and parts for these systems at many large home-improvement stores. Most closets can be updated in a weekend or less.  In the end, your closets will be more functional while you’re living in the house and will make your home look more customized to potential buyers when you’re ready to sell.

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5. Add a room in a week or less. If you add a closet to  your den, you’ve now got a four-bedroom house. That adds a lot of value.

This quick fix can be very inexpensive but still add a large sum to the total value of your home.

Have HiCaliber come and update your home for you, we would love to be part of improving your living space and increasing the value of your property.

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

 

 

 

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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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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  • 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!

 

Yard Prep For Summer

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Who is ready for Summer?

We know you are, but is your yard ready???

Summer time usually means a family get together and relaxing in the sun.  But, sometimes the exterior of our homes and our yards need a little tender loving care.

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Did you know HiCaliber can help you prepare your outside living space???

  • pressure washing home exteriors
  • removing debris and dirt from drive ways
  • repairing walkways
  • restoring any damaged areas of your home
  • exporting all unwanted items off your property

Those are just a few of the services HiCaliber can offer you for creating a space you can be proud of and comfortable inviting guests over.

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Advantages of pressure washing exterior:

  • Pressure washing helps beautify the exterior areas of your home.
  • Pressure washing gives your home “curb appeal” It will increase the property value.
  • Pressure washing also helps prevent costly repairs. A good pressure cleaning can restore your deck, exterior of home or sidewalk to its original condition. The cleaning removes dirt and many other things that can make your deck, exterior of home, or sidewalk look in worse condition than it really is.
  • Pressure washing gets rid of mold. It’s a fact that many homes have mold of some kind on them. Pressure cleaning is able to cut through mold and grime and remove it in a way that is safe and will be beneficial to both you and your home.

Advantages of having a professional haul away unwanted items:

  • Trying to remove large items by yourself could put you at risk of injury.  The professionals at HiCaliber have the equipment necessary to remove any unwanted items without risk.
  • Professionals have large trailers and know how to haul off debris without causing any issues transporting items to the salvage yard.
  • Professionals have safety gear to protect them from any chemicals, mold, or “pests” that might be living in your items.

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Advantages of using HiCaliber for restoration:

  • HiCaliber has been servicing southern Utah for decades.  Reviews of our service can be found on google, website, facebook, as well as many other sites.  HiCaliber is highly recommended.  Pride is something that can be found in our work.  Once a project is started, it is not long until it is finished.  Trust is important, and that is something we have never had a problem with.
  • We go above and beyond to make our restoration projects look seamless. From roof repair, to sidewalk damage restoration, we have you covered.