From Smoke Damage

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.

 

Vehicle Re-NEW

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REMOVE THE ODOR FROM YOUR VEHICLE

Did you buy a car that is new to you, but may have belonged to someone else?  Could there have been a smoker in the car before you bout it?  Did you go on a family vacation, and came home with a sick child who happened to throw up?

No matter what the odor, or how it got there, HiCaliber is here to save the day!

ODOR ELIMINATING PROCESS:

  1. Removing the source as possible.
  2. Cleaning affected surfaces and materials
  3. Recreating the conditions of penetration with appropriate counteractants.
  4. Sealing restorable surfaces as necessary
  5. Certified professionals are trained and experienced in dealing with carpet-related odor. They have the detection tools, the specialized agents, the equipment and the experience necessary to deal with odors of all types and kinds

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HiCaliber is dedicated to eliminating all traces of odor from the affected area or material. However, this isn’t always an easy task. Even with thorough cleaning, odor molecules can hide inside porous materials like wood, drywall, carpeting, etc. Thankfully, the HiCaliber specialists are equipped with the right techniques and knowledge to eliminate the odors at their source, to ensure professional quality cleaning and odor improvement. These practices, coupled with interior premium detail, are highly effective at transforming air quality.

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HiCaliber uses the latest equipment called Ozone and Thermal Fog

The Ozone and Thermal Fog machines are placed in the affected area, filling all crevices and compartments with Ozone fumes which destroy bacteria, viruses and odors. Once the area is cleared of the bad odor, the area is ventilated to rid the room of the Ozone fumes, returning air quality to healthy breathing conditions.  This process isn’t just masking the smell, it is getting rid of the cause of the smell!

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We have serviced many local clients, car dealerships, the Washington County Sheriff’s office, Utah Highway Patrol and local Police Department fleets for more than 36 years and are proud to continue offering these services to the southern Utah community.

Call us 435-674-9338 Located at 1330 W Sunset Blvd. Suite L, Saint George, Utah 84770.

 

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

NEW CAR-NOT SO NEW SMELL!

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REMOVE THE ODOR FROM YOUR VEHICLE

Did you buy a car that is new to you, but may have belonged to someone else?  Could there have been a smoker in the car before you bout it?  Did you go on a family vacation, and came home with a sick child who happened to throw up?

No matter what the odor, or how it got there, HiCaliber is here to save the day!

This is the process in eliminating odors:

  1. Removing the source as possible.
  2. Cleaning affected surfaces and materials
  3. Recreating the conditions of penetration with appropriate counteractants.
  4. Sealing restorable surfaces as necessary
  5. Certified professionals are trained and experienced in dealing with carpet-related odor. They have the detection tools, the specialized agents, the equipment and the experience necessary to deal with odors of all types and kinds

 

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HiCaliber is dedicated to eliminating all traces of odor from the affected area or material. However, this isn’t always an easy task. Even with thorough cleaning, odor molecules can hide inside porous materials like wood, drywall, carpeting, etc. Thankfully, the HiCaliber specialists are equipped with the right techniques and knowledge to eliminate the odors at their source, to ensure professional quality cleaning and odor improvement. These practices, coupled with interior premium detail, are highly effective at transforming air quality.

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HiCaliber uses the latest equipment called Ozone and Thermal Fog

The Ozone and Thermal Fog machines are placed in the affected area, filling all crevices and compartments with Ozone fumes which destroy bacteria, viruses and odors. Once the area is cleared of the bad odor, the area is ventilated to rid the room of the Ozone fumes, returning air quality to healthy breathing conditions.  This process isn’t just masking the smell, it is getting rid of the cause of the smell!

We have serviced many local clients, car dealerships, the Washington County Sheriff’s office, Utah Highway Patrol and local Police Department fleets for more than 36 years and are proud to continue offering these services to the southern Utah community.

Call us 435-674-9338 Located at 1330 W Sunset Blvd. Suite L, Saint George, Utah 84770.

 

Fire Restoration in southern Utah

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The Fire is out!  Are we safe?

When the firefighters leave, it may seem like the danger has passed and the home is safe from further destruction, but without professionals to help clean the smoke damage, the building with never be safe. Smoke damage and clean up should never be attempted by a homeowner.

We can just use soap and water right?

Ash and smoke will cause extensive corrosion, etching and discoloration, not to mention lingering powerful odors. Professionals that clean fire and smoke damage can stop this before it becomes a major problem. There are many companies out there that advertise their ability to restore areas affected by fire, but only those with proper certification should be considered.

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HiCaliber is certified and highly recommended!

We’ve serviced more than 40,000 commercial and residential projects due to disasters since we started business in 1976. We offer fire damage restoration and other restoration services throughout southern Utah and southern Nevada. Our team receives great satisfaction in helping rebuild people’s lives as well as their properties. We are known for being hardworking, honest, and for doing excellent work.

5-Year Restoration Guarantee

HiCaliber proudly guarantees the work we perform, with a 5-Year Restoration Guarantee. We’re so confident in our experience, our team, our work, and our customer service, that we guarantee it! We have been in the restoration and construction business since 1976 and have gradually evolved with the changes of the restoration industry. Our skilled employees are always furthering their education, to stay on the cutting-edge of new technology available in today’s ever-changing market. Restoration isn’t just a job, it’s a profession. We work for you. It’s our goal to make sure you recognize your value to us as a business and as neighbors.

We want to make sure you are completely taken care of from start to finish. We also understand the emotional sensitivity that occurs when a loss is encountered, so let the professionals at HiCaliber do the work and relieve some of your stress.

Give us a call 435-674-9338 located at 1330 W Sunset Blvd. Suite L, in Saint George, Utah.

Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber for promotions and updates.

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Property INSPECTION IN SOUTHERN UTAH

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Why higher a certified Inspector?

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 structures. Working with a qualified and experienced property inspector can give you the peace of mind you need when making such an important investment!

Why cheaper isn’t always better!

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.

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What is involved in the Inspection?

  • 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.

HiCaliber Specializes 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 NecessaryWe understand that the home buying process is stressful.  Using HiCaliber for your inspection will definitely be a life saver.  HiCaliber is honest and trustworthy.  We can help you make sure your investment is a profitable one or notify you if there are issues that will cost you a lot of money.

Think of an Inspector as insurance on your investment.

Give us a call 435-674-9338  Located at 1330 W Sunset Blvd, Saint George, Utah 84770.  Follow us on Facebook for updates and promotions https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber

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SMOKE STINKS

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Will it ever get better?

The flames are out but the smell and destruction remain. Smoke has blanketed the area with soot and ash, and odor has permeated the structure. Your keepsakes, furniture and other belongings have all been affected. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, your belongings could possibly encounter further damage from the chemicals and water used to control and extinguish the flames. Thankfully, the experienced professionals at HiCaliber are just a call away, and yes… We will make it better.

Types of smoke

There are two types of smoke damage: driven and free-floating, both of which are very destructive. Driven smoke is pressurized and has force behind it. This type of smoke is often the cause of smoke-residue found on vertical surfaces such as walls. Free-floating smoke is the product of driven smoke that has lost its energy. Because this smoke is heavier than air, it typically settles onto the horizontal surfaces in the affected structure.

Can they both be treated?

HiCaliber addresses the issues caused by both types of 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.

Experience is Key!

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!

Insurance WILL PAY!

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 who you want to work with. We hope you’ll consider requesting HiCaliber to ensure a successful outcome of your project.

Put HiCaliber to the test!

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 away. We can’t wait to earn and KEEP your business!
Call us 435-674-9338, Servicing Southern Utah. Find us on Facebook and be sure to follow for promotions and coupons https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber.
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WE DO IT ALL

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Choose HiCaliber For All Phases of Construction.

When it comes to providing excellent results and customer satisfaction, we can confidently say that the HiCaliber team is at the top of its game! Proudly serving people across Utah and Nevada since 1976, our team of professionals is qualified and experienced enough to address all your construction needs. In the home and commercial repairs industry – from superior carpet cleaning service, to entire remodels – you simply won’t be able to find a better company to work with! We are committed to the highest standards of excellence on every job we perform. We believe in earning the trust of each of our clients and never lose sight of those who keep us in business.

Residential and Commercial Remodeling: We are proud to say that we provide a level of experience that is unmatched by any other company. We have the knowledge and know-how to help you begin the commercial or home project that you hope to complete. You tell us your vision and we’ll bring it to life.

New Construction: We are equipped to carry out all phases of construction and will gladly build your home from the ground up. We take pride in the quality of home that we build and are confident you will be thrilled with your finished product. We specifically specialize in energy- efficient building processes. Let us help you make your dream home a reality!

Home Inspections: With more than 30 years of experience in the field, the professionals at HiCaliber know what to look for when inspecting a home. Rely on us to provide you with a home inspector to help you make one of the biggest purchases of your life

Damage Repair: We understand that unexpected mishaps can damage your home at any time of the day or night. That’s why we have representatives standing by 24 hours a day to answer your emergency calls!

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning: We use state of the art equipment while cleaning carpets, tile, and upholstery in your home or office. You can count on us to be extremely thorough in our services as we work to restore everything to ‘like- new’ condition. We are concerned with making your carpets clean, as well as ensuring your safety by eliminating harmful bacteria from your home/office environment. Our processes are environmentally friendly and the products we use are biodegradable.

Pressure Washing: This under-used and much needed service 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. We are among the best when it comes to performing this service at some of the best rates you’ll find!

Janitorial Services: Whether you are looking for cleaning services for a residential or business property, HiCaliber has the experience, attention to detail, and integrity you’re looking for. Each of our professionals has been extensively trained and is familiar with the chemicals and processes that provide the deepest clean possible. There isn’t anything that HiCaliber can’t fix. Give us a call 435-674-9338. Or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hicaliber. Servicing Southern Utah and Nevada.