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What Is The Priority After Flood Damage In Crossville Warehouses?

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Helps Crossville Warehouse Owners After Flood Damage

If your warehouse floods, you might find yourself wondering what to tackle first. Should you call your insurance agent? Try and mop up the water? Or something else?

The very first step to take after flood damage in your Crossville warehouse is calling SERVPRO. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we will arrive within four hours of you making the first contact. 

When our technicians arrive on-site, our priority is safety. There are a few things to take care of to ensure your warehouse is safe for us to carry out water mitigation:

  • We need to assess the level of contamination present in the floodwater.
  • We need to take care of any obvious hazards such as loose debris or sharp edges.
  • We need to take care of potential risks, such as sagging ceilings or the risk of electric shock.

Once we have dealt with immediate risks and set up a safe working environment with an electricity supply (we can bring a generator if necessary), we can turn our attention to cleaning and disinfecting your warehouse.

For thorough flood damage cleanup, call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333.

What Are Cleaning Levels During Water Mitigation In Sparta?

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Cleans up During Sparta Water Removal Services

When it comes to water damage cleanup, one thing is for sure: SERVPRO always aims to leave when your home looks “Like it never even happened.”

Perhaps you have not considered levels of clean when looking for water mitigation in your Sparta home. After all, what is clean? Surely all types of clean are the same? We train our technicians to distinguish the different cleanliness levels, so you can rest assured they will clean your house to the appropriate standard.

The primary levels of clean are:

  • Sterile, meaning free of all soils and microorganisms. It is the level of cleanliness appropriate for an operating theater and requires Government-approved products and procedures, which is unnecessary for your home, even after water damage!
  • Disinfection means removing 99% of soils and microorganisms. This is not always possible, especially with porous materials like textiles, which is why industry standards suggest removing textiles if there are hazards such as viruses or sewage in the water.
  • Sanitary means cleaning to the level where general good health is protected. We train our technicians to check thoroughly that your home is sanitary before they leave.

For careful water mitigation, you can trust, call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333.

Where Can Owners of Commercial Properties Seek Help After a Burst Pipe Causes Water Damage?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

water dripping into a trash can on tile flooring. Call SERVPRO of Cumberland Morgan & White Counties when you discover water damage in your Crossville business.

They Can Call a Certified Restorer Like SERVPRO to Perform Commercial Water Mitigation in their Crossville Business

Discovering a water leak in your business is not a pleasant situation. Sprinkler system malfunctions and roof fails can paralyze your business operations, forcing you to close your doors. Your next decision determines how extensive the damage spreads.

Hiring SERVPRO restorers to perform commercial water mitigation in your Crossville business is the best decision. We respond within the shortest time possible since we understand how fast water damage can spread. We act fast during our water mitigation process to ensure your business returns to its normal operations within a short period.

How do you dry a water-damaged business?

For an effective and fast mitigation process, we use advanced equipment and tools and unique but approved products. If the water has already saturated building materials, we remove it through evaporation and dehumidification.

We can use desiccant dehumidifiers with two 20-inch reinforced duct lines. The equipment uses chemicals called desiccants to absorb moisture. It produces heat that passes through the desiccant material to the affected area via one of the duct lines. After heating the affected area, the other duct line extracts moisture from the building. We prefer desiccant dehumidifiers since:

  • The equipment acts effectively in drier and cooler conditions.
  • It produces the driest air with the lowest vapor.
  • The machine works effectively when the intake air is cooler and drier.

Do not allow water damage to be the reason for closing your business doors for days. Contact SERVPRO of Cumberland Morgan & White Counties for fast water mitigation services. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Our emergency helpline is (931) 250-5333.

Who Can Help Property Owners Perform Mold Removal?

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

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Mold Removal in Sparta Properties is Best Left to Professional Restorers like SERVPRO 

Mold damage results from untreated water damage. For that reason, the restoration process is a bit different than fixing primary water damage. Mold spores settle and start to multiply based on the availability of moisture and food. The most effective way to prevent mold infestation is by controlling moisture levels. Mold spreads fast and can build colonies in your property within a short period. To avoid these damages, involve SERVPRO restorers for an effective mold removal service.

How do restorers detect mold growth?

If mold removal in your Sparta property is not handled on time, it can cause problems. When our restorers get to your property, we identify the source of water or humidity. We can use inspection cameras to check for mold growth in confined areas and infrared cameras to check various surfaces' moisture levels. Our restorers prefer using the equipment since:

  • We do not have to demolish surfaces to check for moisture.
  • It helps inspect difficult areas.
  • We inspect more areas within a brief period.

When cleaning mold in affected areas, we use advanced and unique products such as sanitizers to minimize mold growth chances. To apply the product effectively, we can use a pressure sprayer. The equipment dispenses the product at about 50 psi. We ensure your property is safe for inhabitation before we leave.

A mold infestation must be handled by an experienced professional. Contact SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties to get your property back to its pre-damaged state “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (931) 250-5333.

Effective Restoration When Storm Flood Damage Occurs in Crossville, TN

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

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Let SERVPRO Perform Storm Flood Damage Restoration in Your Crossville Home

Crossville is a city in the United States, in Cumberland County, Tennessee. It is among the cities and towns that form the Crossville, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is also the county seat of Cumberland County hosting a population of 10,795, according to the 2010 census.

Two major stage roads intersections led to the development of the city where settlers traveled through the area. Gradually, the local government widened, paved, and improved. Currently, the U.S. Route 127 that crosses Tennessee from North to South and the U.S. Route 70 that crosses the state from east to west follows the old routes. The city is roughly 110 kilometers (70 miles) north of Chattanooga, 48 kilometers (30 miles) East of Cookeville, and 110 kilometers (70 miles) west of Knoxville.

Crossville city has a total area of 15.1 square miles according to the United States Census Bureau. 14.7 square miles of the city is land while water covers 0.3 square miles.

Places to visit in Crossville city

Cumberland Mountain State Park – This 1,720- acre state park is located around the man-made lake Byrd Lake. The park provides residents and tourists the opportunity to play golf at an 18-hole Bear Trace golf course among other recreational activities.

Cumberland County Playhouse – It is the biggest non-profit performing arts facility in the entire city, and among the largest rural American theaters. More than 165,000 visitors attend the theater each year. This theater also offers touring shows. It comprises:

  • Two outdoor stages
  • Two indoor stages
  • A concert series 
  • A comprehensive dance program

Horace Burgess’s Treehouse - Was a treehouse and church built by a local minister, Horace Burgess. The minister built the treehouse in Crossville city for 12 years after having a visionary commandment from God. Its construction began in mid-1993 under the support of a still-living white oak tree with a height of 80 feet and a diameter base of 12 feet. It is a popular tourist and local attraction. It was unofficially the largest treehouse across the world. Unfortunately, the treehouse burned to the ground.

Flooding in Crossville

Heavy rain often causes flooding in Crossville and other cities in Tennessee. One of the notable flooding incidents in middle and west Tennessee took place on the 1st and 2nd of May 2010 following torrential rains. The floods went on for a few days causing several deaths and widespread property damage in the region several days later. 

How SERVPRO technicians restore flood-damaged properties in Crossville

The longer flood water stays in your property, the more costly the damage. Acting fast by involving SERVPRO restorers is the best way to breathe life into your property and get it to its original condition, if not better.

Our restorers respond within the shortest time possible to minimize damage. We use advanced equipment and innovative techniques to handle flood damage scenarios of any magnitude.

We can use an infrared camera to inspect the affected area. We choose the equipment since it is effective and comes with advantages such as:

  • It helps us inspect more areas within a brief period.
  • Helps in inspecting difficult areas.
  • It causes no destruction to the building.

If the storm ruined your roof or other parts of your home, we can board up your property to prevent additional damage. We also use powerful extractors and drying equipment to eliminate water and moisture.

Get fast flood damage restoration services when the unfortunate incident takes place. Contact SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties for reliable disaster recovery services at (931) 250-5333. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Crossville Water Restoration from SERVPRO?

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

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Certified Technicians Mitigate Water Damage in Crossville

Water damage affects an estimated one of 50 insured homes each year. Between 2007 and 2017, data indicates that burst pipes (often frozen) and similar disasters have now doubled in frequency.

SERVPRO professionals are Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified and ready to provide water restoration services for Crossville homes. Whether leaks, burst pipes, or appliance failures occur overnight or during a holiday, SERVPRO professionals are available to begin mitigation.

Structural Drying Protocols for Crossville Homes

When necessary, SERVPRO technicians focus on drying the damage with air movers and dehumidifiers after performing inspection and extraction services.

Several considerations must be taken into account for successful, thorough drying, such as:

? Salvageable water-damaged insulation can be cleaned and dried separately before reinstallation.

? Cabinets, baseboards, and toe-kicks may require small holes drilled into them for drainage and ventilation

? Smaller spaces can be dried more quickly with polyethylene drying chambers

Modifications made to the home to accommodate drying are implemented after obtaining approval from homeowners and are restored after mitigation.

Contact SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333 for water restoration services.

How to Restore a Mold-Damaged Crossville Establishment?

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Performs 24/7 Crossville Commercial Mold Remediation

Commercial entities need to keep a close eye on microbe levels in vulnerable areas of their property. Water damage in high-use areas such as office kitchens, public restrooms, and gym showers alike poses a risk of mold proliferation without professional servicing.

SERVPRO ensures that Crossville businesses receive mold damage remediation that begins within hours of initial contact. This team of certified technicians uses industrial-grade tools and a scientific approach to return a commercial property to a clean, safe condition.

Containment Measures for Mold Damage

SERVPRO AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians ensure that microbial growth does not spread with a combination of mitigation strategies and sophisticated equipment:

  • Clean rooms are established for decontaminating personal protection equipment (PPE) used during remediation
  • Negative air pressure equipment creates lower air pressure in contaminated areas to prevent mold spores from escaping
  • Vents and other openings are cleaned with a combination of EPA-registered biocides and dry-cleaning methods, like HEPA-filter vacuums, to remove spores

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties offers mold damage remediation to keep your business in business. Call (931) 250-5333.

Local Residents Rely on SERVPRO for Fire Restoration in Sparta Properties

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Techs Bring Experience and Comprehensive Training for Fire Damage Cleanup in Sparta

Sparta is a unique place in the State of Tennessee. It was once in the running to be the state capital but lost out to Nashville by a single vote. Although the town has under 5,000 residents, it boasts seven sites that have a listing in the National Register of Historic Places. One of the most notable is a small, unassuming structure known as the Rock House, constructed 1835. Originally it was a stop along the stagecoach line. Several famous names stayed at this location, including former Presidents Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk.

Blue Spring Cave

The longest mapped cave in Tennessee is located just outside Sparta and named the Blue Spring Cave. Researchers recorded a total of 38 miles of passages within the cave's network, and the scientists also discovered footprints left behind by now-extinct Pleistocene (Ice Age) jaguars. Specific paths in the cave are flooded, and links to air-filled passages have not yet gotten identified.

Founding of Bluegrass

The city of Sparta is the home of the bluegrass sound that Tennessee is known for. The difference between country music and bluegrass is the bluegrass style relies mostly on stringed instruments. This style of music has some specific techniques:

  • Higher pitches
  • Close-knit harmonies
  • Heavy reliance on guitars, banjos, and violins to drive the sound

Notable People Who Called Sparta Home

Sparta has spawned a large selection of notable people for a small town, including many bluegrass musicians such as Lester Flatt, Benny Martin, inventor of the eight-string fiddle, and Earl Scruggs.

Why is Professional Fire Restoration Better in Sparta Homes?

Fire restoration services in Sparta do not have a single solution. There are different types of residues and an infinite number of surfaces they can upon, and that is just two of the factors that determine the cleaning methods the SERVPRO technicians choose. The techs have to be diligent in determining the construction materials as selecting an incorrect restoration method can cause issues such as:

  • Marring of surfaces
  • Driving soot into objects
  • Causing dyes to bleed
  • Wet cleaning leading to shrinkage of textiles

SERVPRO technicians have multiple types of testing, so they do not rely on a single result to ascertain the best cleaning method for soot and smoke damage removal. Another consideration is the type of smoke damage left behind. Dry and wet smoke have specific needs, and intensely pungent protein residues require special handling. They are nearly invisible and can spread rapidly, landing on everything in the vicinity from floor to ceiling.

After removing charred items, cleaning of restorable articles, odor control treatments usually are needed to neutralize any remaining smoke odors. SERVPRO technicians have multiple applications. Some require the evacuation of the home, and others, such as the hydroxyl generator, get rid of airborne odors and are safe for use around people, plants, and pets.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333 performs fire restoration for local Sparta residents and makes the fire damage, "Like it never even happened."

Sparta Residents – Experience Racial Healing in the Era of Multiple Pandemics

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

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Virtual Event Focused on Racial Healing and Support for Sparta, TN, Residents

Dr. Catherine Meeks will be holding a live Zoom event based on Racial Healing in the Era of Multiple Pandemics, available to residents of Sparta, TN, and the surrounding areas. It is now more important than ever to work on ways to heal while learning all about the structures and stories that help us decipher differences versus what we all have in common. This is a presentation that assists the audience in exploration and learning more about the local community. Advanced registration is required in order to get the link necessary to join the Zoom call.

  • Date: January 30, 2021
  • Time: 11 am CST
  • Where: Virtual event via Zoom video
  • Cost: $25 per participant

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is passionate about helping the local community heal and grow. This region sees occasional storms that result in hefty damage from time to time. Should you experience flood damage after a significant storm, we are available to tackle all of the cleanup and restoration for you. Contact us by calling (931) 250-5333, and we can send out a crew as soon as possible. We have the proven techniques and equipment to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Extensive Fire Damage at Your Place of Business in Crossville Can Harm Your Bottom Line

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

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Hiring SERVPRO for Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration Ensures Quality Results and That Your Crossville Business Does Not Miss a Beat

Not only is Crossville a lovely city located in Cumberland County, Tennessee, but it is also the county seat. Crossville is part of the greater Metropolitan Statistical area, and it had a population of 10,795 as of the time that the 2010 United States Census was taken. Often referred to as Middle Tennessee or the Golf Capital of the state, this is an excellent region to lay down roots or spend some time relaxing on your next vacation.

Learning About Crossville, Tennessee History Throughout the Years

Crossville began development at the location of a branch at the intersection of Great Stage Road. This is where Knoxville, TN, connected with the Nashville region, along with Kentucky Stock Road, which was a path for cattle drivers that joined both Middle Tennessee and Kentucky. This later extended further south into Chattanooga, Tennessee. This pair of roads are situated in rough parallel by today's US-70 and US-127.

Samuel Lambeth, an early American settler, opened up a storefront at this junction in approximately 1800. During this time, the small community in the region was known as Lambeth's Crossroads. The storefront got settled where the modern intersection of Stanley and Main Streets currently exists, just to the south of the local courthouse. Once a post office got established in the 1830s, this community then took on the Crossville name. During the early 1850s, a merchant named James Scott bought the Lambeth store, then renaming it Scott's Tavern.

In 1856, Cumberland County was formed, and Crossville became the county seat due to the proximity to the center of the county. Mr. Scott donated the first 40 acres so that the town square and courthouse could be developed.

Unfortunately, Cumberland County and Crossville fell victim to a lot of pillaging that took place during the Civil War. This was due in large part to how accessible the area was from the well-developed roads. This allowed both renegades and forces to come and go at will. Seeing how divided families and communities became so common, the residents suffered from a lot of battles and devastating guerilla warfare in the area. The county became separated because of the conflict, which resulted in a significant number of troops being sent from both sides.

Post World War I, US-70 assisted with the connection of the area/town and the local markets so that residents had better access to goods and products. More highways were constructed after World War II, which improved all transportation in the area by leaps and bounds.

Throughout the Great Depression, the Subsistence Homestead Division of the federal government put together a housing project located just south of the Crossville area. This was known by the name Cumberland Homesteads. The purpose of this project was to give smaller farms to hundreds of impoverished families in the region. The recreational area for this project later became the hub for the Cumberland Mountain State Park.

Crossville, Tennessee is a Wonderful Place to Visit or Put Down Roots

Perfectly situated, Crossville is just a short drive from several metropolitan cities. Not only that, but it also features an elevation of 2,000 feet, which allows for four seasons and plenty of outdoor possibilities. Whether you are someone who enjoys lakes and streams or you want to play a few rounds of golf, there is something for everyone.

Top Attractions in the Crossville Area

There is never a shortage of things to see and do in Crossville. Some of the top attractions and sights include:

Cumberland Mountain State Park – Located on Office Drive, this is a 1,720-acre park that allows for a broad range of recreational activities. Many people come here for everything from bird watching or swimming to boating, hiking, golfing, biking, and more.

Model Railroad Exhibit by Crossville Model Railroad Club – Nestled within the outlet mall of Crossville, this is a unique experience great for the entire family. This is a display made up of over 4k square feet of fully operating toy railroads along with a lot of railroad memorabilia on display. There are always volunteer operators in attendance ready to answer questions about the exhibit.

Military Memorial Museum – You'll find this destination on South Main Street, where there are loads of interesting military photos, artifacts, and memorabilia. You can bring the whole family to explore and learn about the history of the building itself, the contents, along with history and stories about the military.

Stonehaus Winery – Located on Genesis Road, this winery offers a vast assortment of wines and tastings are available. There is a gift shop on-site along with friendly staff and a knowledgeable sommelier. Visitors can also set up a time to take a tour to learn more about the process and varieties available for sampling.

Commercial Fire Damage May Keep You from Full Operations – Calling in Skilled Technicians From SERVPRO Keeps you On Track Without the Need for a Lengthy Shutdown

A fire can tear any business apart, including the shutdown of regular, day-to-day operations. Depending on the extent of the blaze, your Crossville building's structural integrity may be at risk. You need to call trained technicians to handle document restoration, debris cleanup, and much more. SERVPRO is Faster to Any Size Disaster, ensuring that you can limit secondary damage while cutting costs for the overall restoration project.

Our crew is available for the restoration of commercial fire damage in Crossville to make your life easier. When you call us, you can count on us to handle:

  • Removal of any damaged elements deemed unsalvageable or unsafe, which includes damaged electronics, building materials, and other contents
  • Inspection and removal of floor coverings that help to keep dust, soot, and harmful contamination from settling
  • Full evaluation of all structural framing, including support beams and subfloor, ensuring everything remains strong
  • Treatment of odors and contamination that is caused by soot and smoke from the fire
  • Inspection and cleaning of your HVAC system, working to repair rather than replace, whenever possible

We have certified restoration technicians that use advanced methods and state-of-the-art equipment to get you the results you deserve. Call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333 when you need fire damage cleanup at your commercial property.