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Landscaping

There are multiple reasons for updating landscaping.  The TOP 4 reasons include economic, health, environmental, and social.

 

Economic reasons for landscaping:

  1. Increases the value of your home

  2. Makes your home more attractive to prospective purchasers

  3. Reduces the time your property is on the market

  4. Reduces heating and cooling costs

 

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Health reasons for landscaping:

  1. Creates a healthier home by filtering pollutants and providing cleaner air

  2. Keeps the family fit by fostering an active lifestyle

  3. Creates a beautiful environment to decrease your stress levels

  4. Provides privacy

 

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Environmental reasons for landscaping:

    1. Reduction of storm water runoff reducing local flooding

    2. Control temperature extremes, stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter

    3. Erosion control reducing loss of soils in waterways

    4. Reduction in evaporation and soil degradation

 

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Social reasons for landscaping:

      1. Creates green buffer zones to increase the livability of our communities

      2. Local noise and heat reduction

      3. Attractive environment for entertaining and relaxing

      4. Enhances livability of high density developments

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HiCaliber knows all the top landscaper in the southern Utah area. We are known for making sure all our jobs are top notch and that our customers are 100% satisfied. If this sounds like something your property could benefit from give us a call at 435-674-9338. Find us on Facebook and Instagram for updates https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber and https://instagram.com/hicaliberstgeorge

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/

 

Certified Property Inspections

HomeInspection1Investing in a highly recommended Home Inspector pays off

As licensed general contractors since 1976, we completely understand the building process and know exactly what to look for while inspecting the quality of a home or commercial building.

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!

Certifications

blog sizwHiCaliber inspectors are certified through the Association of Construction Inspectors (ACI) and the Housing Inspection Foundation (HIF).

ACI: Certified Construction Consultant, Certified Construction Inspector, Construction Project Manager

HIF: Registered Home Inspector, Certified Housing Consultant, Certified Home Inspector

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

Home Inspection Pricing Breakdown

Square Feet Cost
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1501 – 2000 Call for quote
2001 – 2500 Call for quote
2501 – 3000 Call for quote
3001 – 3500 Call for quote
3501 – 4000 Call for quote
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4501 – 5000 Call for quote
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Included In Each 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.

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.

images (1)*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.

Call us at 435-674-9338 and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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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New Construction In Southern Utah

Using HiCaliber for new construction won’t disappoint

“We are with you every STEP of the way”

Great projects are under way for the Team at HiCaliber.  This new build is going to be an eye catcher. Our commitment to you as a homeowner is one of quality, fair pricing, and great service during your new-build construction. We take pride in our work and dedicate our time and expertise to bringing your dreams into reality!

See the progression of this gorgeous home below! From foundation to exterior walls and roofing!

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No detail will be forgotten, no corners will be cut! We pride ourselves quality!

Energy efficiency is the new wave in new construction, and HiCaliber knows how to build economical, efficient buildings that are both functional yet eye appealing. HiCaliber is an award winning builder with State, Local and National awards. We have been building in Arizona, Nevada and Utah, as well as out of the country since 1976.

This particular home is being built with a specialized insulation that is literally sprayed onto the walls and ceiling, making it easier for attic access. The home owner won’t have to worry about debris and insulation falling from the ceiling. Also the temperature will never raise 4 degrees higher than the home temperature. Anyone who has ever been in an attic knows how important it is to have temperature control. They won’t need gloves to access any holiday décor either, the insulation will also keep the heat in.

The roof is being built with custom tiles that allow wind to circulate through and be released at the top. Yet another brilliant cost saver. Roof repairs will be minimal over the years.

With more than 11,000 new construction projects under our belts, you can be sure that the HiCaliber Professionals have the knowledge to get your job done right.

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

Moving Professionals In Southern Utah

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Why should you higher a professional moving company?

What a Moving Service Can Offer

1. If time management just isn’t your thing, professional movers provide a schedule for arrival, departure and all the details of moving.

2. Representatives from a moving company typically aid in scheduling the entire process from start to finish.

3. Experienced, professional movers know how to handle the kinds of things that might be too much for you to manage, such as getting heavy, expensive furniture moved with care and precision.

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4. Professional movers may provide boxes and pads to pack your items, and they may label and arrange them for you.

5. Proper packing and labeling is an effective way of reducing the risk of loss or damage to your belongings.

6. Professional movers are just that – professionals. They are used to the physical and mental stress of the moving process, and that prevents headaches as well as backaches – not to mention damage to your walls

7. A professional moving crew can often move things more quickly, even if you have the aid of family and friends. They know how to twist and turn furniture to fit it through a door or hallway.

8. Depending on your needs, professional movers can also provide warehousing and car carrier services. Warehousing can help out dramatically in case your new home isn’t quite move-in ready. Car carrier services make sure your vehicle arrives in one piece.

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HiCaliber has moving trailers that have the ability to secure large items. They have access to heavy moving “blankets” to prevent dents and dings. They also have equipment that makes moving heavy objects much easier, and safer.

The importance of using proper packing materials is essential to keeping your valuables in perfect condition. Even if you are moving down the street, relocating items is risky if not done properly. Protect your investment and sentimental items. It’s worth it to higher a professional for safety sake and peace of mind. Call 435-674-9338, find us on Facebook for promotions and updates https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber

Business Maintenance

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HiCaliber services local businesses every day for emergency services and monthly maintenance needs.

Our highly trained professionals will thoroughly clean your facility, leaving it spotless and tidy. The HiCaliber team is completely dedicated to customer satisfaction and committed to providing the best cleaning services possible. Plus, our pricing is extremely competitive and affordable

Examples of jobs HiCaliber has performed for local companies:

  • Pressure washing drive through and parking lot

  • Replacing water heaters

  • Restoring hot water

  • Installing sinks

  • Replacing baseboard

  • Fixing sliders on drawers

  • Fixing hinges on fitting room doors

  • Renovation and Remodel

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Whether is be a large job or a simple handy man fix; HiCaliber has your maintenance needs covered.

HiCaliber Services:

1. Resident Cleaning – Commercial Office cleaning
2. Rental Units – Construction/Remodel Cleanup
3. Move-In & Move-Out Cleaning
4. Office Buildings – Industrial / Manufacturing
5. Schools & Day Care Centers
6. Churches – Temples
7. Fitness Centers – Restaurants
8. Auto Service Centers – Auto Dealerships
9. Medical Facilities – Retail Stores

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Professional Cleaning Services:

1. Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
2. Tile & Grout Cleaning
3. Vinyl & Wood Flooring
4. Health Cleaning

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!

Tile cleaning is necessary if keeping your tile floor in excellent condition is important to you. Tile floors can be great investments to put into a home, but they must be maintained in order for the investment to pay off.

When you are ready to have HiCaliber come to your place of business and give it an update give us a call 435-674-9338.

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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