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Crossville Water Restoration from SERVPRO?

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

2 small toy green servpro ducks on surface with logo Ducks, not Crossville homeowners, love puddles of water in their homes. Call SERVPRO to "duck" water damage.

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)

servpro vehicle parked at a retail shop The SERVPRO inspection in preparation for mold remediation in a small Crossville shop is underway!

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)

servpro vehicle parked at fire station SERVPRO volunteers to follow the firefighters to a Sparta property for damage cleanup and restoration

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)

a bunch of rainbow colored hands meeting in the middle SERVPRO is looking forward to hearing all of the wise wisdom that will be shared on the Zoom!

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)

fire damaged business When your business is facing fire damage, recovery may see inconceivable. Contact our SERVPRO team for effective remediation services.

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.

Richard Smith to Play the Palace Theatre in Crossville

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

movie theater seats with two in between each one for social distancing It will be exciting to see the community at the Palace Theatre!

Crossville Residents, Don’t Miss an Evening with Musician Richard Smith

They always say that music soothes the soul, so what better way to get back into a groove than enjoying a live performance? Richard Smith will be coming to the Palace Theatre on January 23rd, and he’s bringing his musical talents and love for guitar-playing with him. Richard is known for work performed in-studio or touring with artists such as Eric Clapton, Les Paul, and more. This event will be limited to 100 seats to ensure safe social distancing, and tickets in advance are highly suggested as this will sell out.

  • Date: Saturday, January 23rd, 20201
  • Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Where: Palace Theatre, 72 South Main Street, Crossville, TN
  • Cost: All tickets $20 – limited to 100 seats sold to allow for safe social distancing

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties supports the local arts and live entertainment venues. Why call on us if you suspect mold damage in your home? We care about our community and the health of those living in it. We arrive promptly and get to work using proven mold remediation methods, ensuring that your interior is left Certified: SERVPRO Clean! Call us at (931) 250-5333 to learn more about this and other restoration and cleanup services that we provide.

Celebrate Sparta’s Most Outstanding Citizens

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Attend Sparta’s Third Annual Chamber Awards Dinner

Over the past three years, the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce has hosted an annual awards dinner honoring outstanding members and other community residents. This year the event lasts from 6 to 8:30 PM on January 28th and is being held at the Duck Pond Manor, located at 665 Duck Pond Rd. in Sparta. Some important reminders about the event are:

You are required to RSVP to 931-836-3552 or through the Chamber’s website if you plan to attend

Admission fees are $35/individual and $250/table of eight

The activity features a guest speaker, award presentations, and a fine meal

Your neighborhood SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is proud to announce this civic awards night. We would also like to remind local homeowners to always remain vigilant against potential water damage. If you ever do suspect that you have an issue and need a professional home inspection or water damage mitigation work done, call us at (931) 250-5333.

Awaken Your Creative Side at Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van with equipment Master the art of origami while SERVPRO masters the art of restoration in your home after a flood.

Join Crossville’s “Plateau Origami People” and Learn More about this Eastern Art Form 

Looking for something interesting and relaxing to do at the end of your workweek? Well, the “Plateau Origami People” group has just the activity for you. Come see and learn how to create new origami shapes from the group’s skilled origamists at Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library every Friday. Additional details about the weekly meetup are as follows:

The activity takes place between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

It is being held in Room 112, the Obed River Room.

It is open to everyone that is of at least high school age.  

Participants should bring their own origami paper.

Spectators welcome

At SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties, we understand the importance of creativity and how fostering it can help us in our everyday lives. In fact, we remain at the cutting edge of the flooding cleanup industry by routinely exercising our creative muscles. We are continually developing novel and innovative ways of effectively cleaning up flood damage. So, if you ever need flood damage remediation, contact us at (931) 250-5333.

Restoring Fire Damage in the Quaint Little City of Sparta

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Residents of Culturally Rich Sparta Often Face Fire Threats 

Although relatively small, with a total population of just under 5,000, the quaint city of Sparta is a veritable gold mine of Southern culture and recreation. Located in central Eastern Tennessee, the community boasts a rich musical legacy, offers numerous regional food and drink options, and is a gateway to breathtaking natural environments. Sparta, like Tennessee in general, has long been associated with country music, and the city has developed into a hub for one of its subgenres, bluegrass. Southern gastronomic delights, ranging from Creole cuisine to Memphis style barbecue, can be enjoyed at several establishments in and around town. The naturally beautiful area surrounding Sparta, popularly known as the “Land of Falling Water,” features multiple scenic overlooks, gorges, and waterfalls.

Sparta’s Unique Musical Heritage

Situated in both the American South and Appalachia, Sparta inevitably developed musical styles fostered by those regions. Bluegrass music, a melding of country music with folk, blues, and jazz elements, is the most famous of these musical developments. Since it is generally accepted that Bill Monroe created the bluegrass subgenre in the 1940s, its name is derived from that of his “Bluegrass Boys” band. One of the members of this band, Sparta native Lester Flatt, later became famous as the singer of “The Ballad of Jed Clampett,” the theme song for the popular TV sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies. Another hometown boy, Benny Martin, was also instrumental in the subgenre’s advancement. He performed with the Bluegrass Boys and other notable bands and invented the eight-string fiddle often used in bluegrass music.             

Bluegrass-Related Events Held In and Around Town

As a city famous for bluegrass music, it is no surprise that Sparta plays host to a number of bluegrass-related events throughout the year. These are mostly held between May and October and feature live performances from genre artists. The most notable event is the Lester Flatt Memorial Bluegrass Day Celebration held on the second Saturday of October in the city’s Liberty Square. It entertains attendees with multiple attractions, including:

Performances by nationally recognized bluegrass artists

Regional culinary selections

Arts & crafts showcases and offerings

Antique shows

Various exciting games and rides

A massive end-of-program fireworks display

In addition to this celebration, the city also holds a “Bluegrass on the Square” concert, which hosts local bluegrass bands, the third Friday night of every month between May and October. Area establishments, like the Happy Trails Brewing Company, further contribute to the calendar with their live music nights.   

The Delicious Regional Food to be Had in Sparta

Spartan cuisine is essentially Southern in nature, and you can find dishes representative of each part of the region on the area’s various restaurant menus. Some of the better restaurants offering this fare in the city and its environs are:

The Foglight Foodhouse, located just to the southwest of Sparta at 275 Powerhouse Road in Walling

Jack’s Top BBQ and Home Cooking at 22 Mayberry Street, near the city’s center

Tavern Grill at 1 East Maple Street

Templeton Barbecue on the outskirts of town at 999 Smithville Highway

At the local barbecue establishments, you can enjoy beef and pork barbecued using various southern methods. Other restaurants, like the Foglight Foodhouse, offer a combination of traditional southern fare and Cajun dishes. These eateries serve such things as pecan-crusted catfish, crawfish etouffee, and jambalaya with red beans and rice. Before or after meals, diners can also drop by the Happy Trails Brewing Company or the Northfield Vineyard for an adult beverage.

Nearby Natural Wonders to Behold

Sparta is situated in a heavily rural area on the edge of an Appalachian plateau overlooking the basin containing Nashville and its surrounding communities. This geography means that the town is surrounded by nature and is close to numerous gorges, waterfalls, and scenic overlooks. Locals and visitors can experience such natural wonders in the area’s various state and national parks/forests. Some of the particular wonders they can behold are:

The remarkable 136 feet high waterfalls at Burgess Falls State Park

Rock Island State Park’s “Twin Falls,” which resulted after three local rivers were dammed

The picturesque falls at Lost Creek State Natural Area featured in Disney’s 1994 movie “The Jungle Book”

Scenic overlooks like Welch’s Point and Yellow Bluff that give you a bird’s-eye view of the region’s rugged natural beauty  

As you can imagine, Sparta’s proximity to wilderness environments makes it more prone to suffering wildfires. While these risks are much more pronounced in neighboring Cumberland and Morgan Counties, your helpful SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties, would like to remind you to remain ever-vigilant against this potential threat and to always be mindful of possible kitchen hazards. Also, if you ever need fire damage restoration service, call us anytime at (931) 250-5333.

What Can SERVPRO Do if a Fire Damages My Sparta Home?

Sparta area homeowners can rest assured that, if they ever experience the effects of a house fire, the experts at SERVPRO know the most effective methods of completing fire damage restoration work on their home. A few of the measures our highly trained professionals employ in their efforts are:

Using high-velocity box fans and cutting edge air movers to force odorous smoky air from residences

Employing highly effective air scrubbers to extract smoke particles from interior air and surfaces

Removing soot residues from ventilation networks with HVAC cleaning systems

Eliminating smelly airborne particles with ozone generators and Vaportek systems

Using abrasive, dry, or wet methods to clean acidic residues off of impacted surfaces

Injecting carpeting and upholstery with EPA-approved deodorants

Deodorizing impacted materials and spaces with high-tech, smell-counteracting foggers  

Through all of these innovative efforts, our technicians are often able to return fire-damaged homes to their pre-fire condition more quickly than other area remediators can. 

So, whenever your home is damaged by a wildfire or an unfortunate accident like a kitchen mishap, remember that there is a local service that can help you recover quickly. Call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties for assistance at (931) 250-5333.

Enjoy Relaxing Fall Music Right Here In Crossville

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

van outside building We hope to see you at the Crossville amphitheater!

Chill Out This Fall With Free Outdoor Concerts In Crossville

There is nothing quite like music to lift the spirits and create a lively atmosphere. Crossville residents can enjoy the strains of free music drifting throughout the downtown area this fall, thanks to a series of outdoor concerts.

On Friday, 20 November, residents and visitors alike can enjoy the calming tones of Melissa Ellis. Melissa brings an unforgettable blend of jazz, blues, and soul to every performance, creating a vibe reminiscent of jazz's golden age. If you would like to experience her voice for yourself:
    •    Join Melissa at the Crossville amphitheater (in front of the library) on 20 November.
    •    Bring your own chair to sit on!
    •    Tickets are free – just show up on the night.
    •    The show starts at 7 PM.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties understands that outdoor venues are more at risk from the elements than indoor ones. Any outdoor venue concerned about water removal can call us at (931) 250-5333.