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SERVPRO® Provides Storm Cleanup in Crossville, TN

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

funnel cloud SERVPRO is always on standby to clean up storm damage in Crossville.

With Tornado season in full swing, it is important to make sure everyone in your home or business knows how to keep safe. These storms can cause a lot of damage to structures and people.

  1. Pay Attention to Warnings

The first and foremost tornado safety tip is to stay alert when bad weather moves through your area. That includes tuning in to weather reports, knowing when there is a tornado watch, and immediately taking shelter when a tornado warning is in effect.

  1. Move to the Basement Quickly

There is no space that is 100 percent safe during a tornado, rooms below ground like a basement offer you the most protection. If you don’t have a basement, your best bet is a room on the lowest floor of your home, preferably an interior one that doesn’t have windows like a bathroom, closet, or center hallway. You should also avoid sheltering where there are heavy objects like appliances on the floor above you.

Getting to the lowest floor is also the best bet if you’re in a high rise. However, the average lead time for a tornado warning is only about nine minutes, so that may not be possible. Your next option is to find the safest room in your apartment. Again, this could be a bathroom, central hallway, or interior closet.

  1. Crouch Low to the Ground

When you find a suitable spot to shelter, lay face down on the ground and cover your head with your hands to protect yourself from flying debris. You might also want to get under heavy blankets and pillows. Even winter coats can act as a cushion if anything falls on you, plus they may keep you warm once the storm is over. Avoid lying next to objects that are heavy or unsecured that might fall on you.

  1. Get Under Something Sturdy

You need to be prepared for the building to collapse. You don’t want to be next to heavy objects that might fall on you. Being under something sturdy like a heavy table, workbench, or desk is the preferred option. This can create a pocket of safety for you if the entire room collapses.

  1. Monitor Storm Alerts

There are several ways to get updates on whether tornadoes continue to pose a danger in your area. Your local news will post updates, as will the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) via its network of radio stations. You may also be able to sign up for community alerts on your mobile phone if available in your area. Try to have one of these handy so you know when it is safe to go back outside.

  1. Do Not Stay in a Mobile Home

Mobile homes are particularly susceptible to damage in a tornado. Many mobile home communities have storm shelters for their residents. If yours doesn’t, or if you live on private land, then you may need to find other shelter, preferably a building with a foundation. You’ll need to act fast if a tornado is approaching, so be sure to have multiple safe-place options ready to go to.

  1. Go Inside

You are much more susceptible to being swept up by tornado winds if you are outside, so you want to find a building to shelter in. If possible, choose a building that has a basement where you will be safer from a chance of collapse and debris.

If there isn’t preferable shelter, or there isn’t enough time to get to it, then go to the lowest ground you can find and lay flat with your hands over your head. Try to stay away from cars or trees.

  1. Don’t Try to Outdrive the Tornado

As a general rule, you don’t want to try to outrun a tornado, but some situations may require you to get in your car to drive to a safer location. When that happens, take the most direct route to shelter.

If you’re caught in your car during a tornado, do not get out. Stay in it with your head below the windows and your seatbelt on. Only leave your car if you can safely get to ground that is clearly lower than your car. If you can safely make it to lower ground, lay face down and cover your head.

  1. Avoid Overpasses if Possible

You may think that an overpass is a safe structure for sheltering, but it can actually put you in greater danger during a tornado. The shape creates a tunneling effect that can increase wind speeds, so do not shelter below overpasses or bridges.

  1. Prepare an Emergency Disaster Kit

Being prepared for a tornado includes thinking about what you might need after one has touched down. You need to plan as if it may be days before assistance arrives, so you want to build a disaster kit that has important supplies, such as:

  • Bottled water.
  • Nonperishable food.
  • A NOAA radio.
  • Bandages, gauze, and other first aid supplies.
  • Cell phone charger.
  • Prescription medications.
  • Copies of your identification.

Put these and other must-have items in a bag and keep it in the area you’ve designated for shelter.

Sometimes weather events provide enough warning to prepare for the potential impact, tornadoes can hit within minutes. Having a disaster preparedness plan in place can make a huge difference for the safety of you and your family.

Cleaning Up After the Storm

The immediate aftermath of a tornado can come with confusion, anxiety, and sadness. SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is here to help. Our crew is trained in storm cleanup. We will take care of the damage so you can focus on yourself and your family.

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Storm Cleaning Call SERVPRO® of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at 931-250-5333.

Commercial Duct Cleaning in Crossville TN

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

ductwork Clean Ducts Improve Air Quality in Crossville Restaurants

SERVPRO® Provides Commercial Cleaning and Sanitizing of Ductwork in Your Crossville Business

Keeping a restaurant running efficiently is something that business owners in the food service industry strive to do. You do your best to keep the costs and outgoing expenses down so in turn your overall profit margin is better. One of the ways that you can do this, and also improve the experience that customers have in your establishment, is to ensure that all aspects of your facility are running at optimal levels. 

Something that is commonly overlooked is the ductwork attached to your HVAC system. Between use and time, these pathways become partially blocked and clogged with debris, dust, dirt and even germs or bacteria. Duct Cleaning is a service that our SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties professionals can perform for your business, which can lead to reducing your overhead and providing a better eating experience for your customers. 

Each time your HVAC unit kicks on, air is moving through the ductwork with built-up debris and dust. These particles are circulating through the dining areas and kitchen of your restaurant. While a lot of this can’t be seen by even the most perceptive of observers, most business owners do not consider this possibility to be acceptable in their food preparation or serving areas. Indoor air quality is a sometimes-forgotten feature that adds to the pleasantness of a restaurant. 

Cleaning the ductwork in your business can give the air conditioner and heating units a lighter workload making it easier to get air through the system. Less strain on the system leads to less electricity use, which leads to a lower utility bill.  

It is important to know that your Crossville SERVPRO professionals can work around your schedule. Often your restaurant does not need to close or reduce operating hours to complete a duct cleaning. With special equipment that seals tightly over vents, dust, mold spores, pollen, and debris pulled from the ducts do not get spread throughout the building. The additional benefits of protecting against microbial growth and keeping the air in your business smelling pleasant for customers is something that will be beneficial to your bottom line.

If you would like to experience the benefits of duct cleaning for your restaurant or any other commercial or residential building, our professionals can plan the whole process from beginning to end. This will make it easier for you and get you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Duct Cleaning Call SERVPRO® of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at 931-250-5333.

Faster to your Sparta, TN Water Damage Event

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

flooded room SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties provides 24-hour fire and water damage restoration service in Sparta, TN

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 931-250-5333

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & Whit Counties

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Fire Extinguisher Check List for Crossville, TN

4/8/2022 (Permalink)

Standard Fire Extinguisher Making sure your fire extinguisher is in working order is a great line of defense for your home

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is here to assist with all fire mitigation and restoration needs. That being said, keeping a functional fire extinguisher in your home or business is one of the best measures against fire damage and towards safety. Checking fire extinguishers routinely is a must.

Know Where to Locate the Apparatus

The location of the fire extinguisher should be known to all occupants in the structure. This can be achieved vocally or visually through either verbally telling someone or by displaying a map of the location.

Inspecting Fire Extinguishers

Once you locate the portable extinguishers, the next step is learning the process of visual inspection. Visual inspections should include the following steps:

  • Access to the extinguisher is key. Make sure that it is not obstructed by storage bins, file cabinets, or similar items
  • Make sure the extinguisher is mounted in a location where it is visible and easy to locate during an emergency
  • Check the tamper-seal to verify it is not broken or missing
  • Ensure the pull-pin is not missing
  • Check the pressure gauge to make sure the indicator is in the operating range (the needle should be located in the green portion of the gauge)
  • Check the extinguisher for obvious physical damage, corrosion, leakage, or a clogged nozzle, and report any problems with campus extinguishers to Fire Prevention Services so we can make corrective measures
  • Keep track of when the last professional inspection was. This information is likely written on a paper inspection tag.

After using an extinguisher be sure to have it professionally refilled and inspected.

Check out all we can help you with at https://www.SERVPROcumberlandmorganwhitecounties.com/

Water Damage Remediation for your Crossville Business

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

Restaurant interior Don't let Crossville Commercial Water Damage add to your Overhead Costs

Flooding and water damage events at Crossville, TN commercial properties can often be complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a small water cleanup incident or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Unique Challenges are Presented when Restoring Commercial Properties

Our professionals are trained to recognize legal and environmental concerns, and they will strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. Getting your business back to working condition as quickly as possible is top priority because we understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency situation arises in your business, call us at 931-250-5333 and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO® of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties

SERVPRO® of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a damaging water loss occurs. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, you can rest easy knowing that our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet Our Crew: https://www.SERVPROcumberlandmorganwhitecounties.com/employee-photos

Company Profile and Certifications: https://www.SERVPROcumberlandmorganwhitecounties.com/company-profile

Indoor Air Quality in your Crossville, TN Home or Business

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

Man sneezing Keeping Indoor Air Quality at Peak Condition is imperative for the Health and Safety of Employees and Visitors

One of the problems that exists in an office work environment is indoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution is caused when a limited amount of fresh air is circulated throughout the office work environment, and toxic substances are present in the office environment. Many people don’t realize it, but the air that is circulating in their homes and offices may actually contain particles that can harm their health.

Causes of poor office air quality

Materials, supplies, machines, and equipment all release pollutants that contaminate the air. Chemicals from cleaners, floor glue, and furniture polishes also contribute to problem.

The following are ways to improve indoor air quality:

  1. Improve Ventilation

A structure should always have proper ventilation. Ventilation brings in fresh air from the outdoors and removes contaminated air. Proper ventilation flow has the following purposes:

  • Controls exposure to airborne contaminants.
  • Lessens potential fire or explosion hazards.
  • Removes airborne contaminants.
  • Provides a continuous supply of fresh air inside the workplace.
  • Keeps temperature and humidity at comfortable levels.
  1. Use professional equipment to promote indoor air quality 
  • Air scrubbers remove particles, gasses, and chemicals from the air within a given area.
  • Air purifiers often include HEPA filters that cand capture 99.97% of particles in the air.
  • Dehumidifiers lower the humidity levels in the air by removing excess moisture.

Keep the workplace clean

A clean environment contributes to clean air. Keeping desks and office equipment clean, along with implementing routine service on HVAC systems is a must. HVAC filters must be in good condition as well. Without proper filters, HVAC systems can add to indoor air problems because these systems pull in outdoor air that is potentially filled with pollutants that contaminate indoor air.

Indoor air pollution is a common problem not only among households but also in offices and commercial buildings. Keeping the workplace clean is essential to the health and wellness of your employees. SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties offers cleaning services. We are able to help with odor issues and provide deep cleaning to keep your workspace air quality in the best condition that it can be. Call us at 931-250-5333 for assistance.

When Storms or Floods hit Crossville, SERVPRO is ready!

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

Tornado Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Crossville.

SERVPRO ofCumberland, Morgan & White Counties specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained, and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Crossville, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 931-250-5333

Crossville 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

couch in water SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Crossville

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 931-250-5333

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet our crew

Sparta, Tennessee Smoke and Soot Cleanup

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke damaged Residence Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Sparta Home.

Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 931-250-5333

Who Can Make Water Damage Repairs to a Crossville Business?

1/20/2022 (Permalink)

cartoonish slip and falls from water Call SERVPRO to safely remove water from your Crossville establishment and preserve capital improvements and clients' inventories

The Professional Team at SERVPRO Helps Remove Water from Crossville Commercial Establishments

Water removal from a Crossville shop or office is essential to mitigating your loss from a water incident. Whenever a ceiling leak or a broken pipe causes damage to your business, your bottom line is in jeopardy. The quickest and most effective solution to water damage is calling a team of experts trained to extract water and dry the environment with minimal disruption to your day-to-day operations.

In Crossville, the water damage repair team ready to help upon receiving your call is SERVPRO. Water removal involves much more than drying the space. Instead, it consists of using industrial-grade equipment of varying capacity and a staff who knows how to optimize their use. Following water removal, we dry the space and finish the process by applying anti-microbial solutions to deter mold growth.

Aside from being certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), our staff is trained to handle your job with safety and efficiency in mind. 

Some of the steps we take to protect your business include the following:

  • Move-out services and off-site staging areas where we can store and clean items while preventing them from further damage. In this process, we inventory and document every item removed from your space to return them to their rightful place when the process is done.
  • Specialized drying solutions for electronics and documents to preserve priceless records.  
  • Dry-wall and minor repairs and coordination with other subcontractors when needed. With our help, we work in tandem, so the interruption to your business is as minimal as possible.
  • Documentation of the water damage restoration process can be useful for insurance claims.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is a phone call away. Call us at (931) 250-5333 and let us be your ally in your time of need.