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Crossville Golf Lovers Are In Safe Hands With SERVPRO

11/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Residents Can Stay Relaxed Thanks To A Reliable Smoke and Fire Cleanup Service From Our Technicians

Crossville is a compact little city, clocking in at just a little more than 10,000 residents at the latest census. Crossville has an exciting history. An early American settler named Charles Lambeth opened a store at this same site in 1800, and it originally had the name Lambeth's Crossroads. These days, the store's location is at the intersection of Main Street and Stanley Street, just a little south of the Courthouse. The land on which the Courthouse and the town square sit was donated by a local man named James Scott, who gifted it during the formation of Cumberland County and the appointment of Crossville as the county seat.

Crossville sits atop the Cumberland Plateau, which is the Southern part of the Appalachian Plateau. Its position means it enjoys a humid subtropical climate with wet and sometimes snowy winters and warm summers, but thankfully not too many weather extremes.

These days, residents and visitors appreciate that Crossville is an excellent place for leisure and enjoying the great outdoors. What better way to marry outdoor-sy pursuits with fun times than golf? Crossville proclaims itself the Golf Capital of Tennessee, and visitors can choose from twelve courses, ten of which are championship courses. There is something to appeal to golfers of all abilities. Some popular courses include:
    •    Wyndham at Fairfield Glade – a well-known luxury retirement resort with a 90-hole course.
    •    Heatherhurst Brae – here visitors can choose between two courses (the Crag and the Brae) and enjoy a relaxed 36-hole play with time for luncheon between rounds.
    •    Bear Trace – Tennessee's first golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, situated in the breathtaking Cumberland Mountains state park, is widely considered one of the best golf spots in the Crossville area.

Golfers are well catered for – the Crossville area boasts plenty of hotels and restaurants, alongside an outlet mall for bargain hunters and countless quaint buildings, antique shops, and heritage sites to keep the whole family entertained. Whether visiting Crossville on vacation or looking for local attractions for family days out, there is something for everyone.

Beautiful Landscape Comes With A Risk – Wild Fires
The Cumberland Plateau and environs are wild and beautiful. Unfortunately, acres of forest and brush means a risk of wildfires. The Catoosa Wildlife Management Area, situated on the Cumberland Plateau's upper part, includes 332 square kilometers of land. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency administers this area.

Wildfires can start very quickly:

    •    When the weather is dry enough, something as simple as the spark from a train wheel can start ablaze.
    •    Lightning can ignite a wildfire.
    •    Unfortunately, the most common cause of wildfires is human carelessness. Cigarette ends, matches, fireworks, and campfires are all common causes of wildfires.
    •    Hunters should also be wary – in rare cases, the spark from a rifle bullet can ignite vegetation and start a fire.
    •    Arson is also a problem, with careless people causing criminal damage.

Once a fire starts, certain conditions encourage it. If the fire is on a slope, it can burn and spread faster. Wind speed and direction can also fan the flames and make the situation worse. Dry weather means the fire can burn up fuel more quickly. When a fire is fast-moving, it is harder for firefighters to douse the flames.
Smoke from a Catoosa Wildlife Management Area fire can spread to Crossville, leaving homes in danger of smoke damage. In some cases, Crossville residents have found their town under a heavy blanket of smoke thanks to Catoosa wildfires. When this happens, the best advice is to stay indoors until the smoke has cleared.

How Does Smoke Damage A Home?
Smoke from a wildfire or a home fire can do a lot of damage to Crossville homes. Smoke is a noxious substance that forms during the combustion of materials. So what happens when smoke spreads through a home?

    •    Smoke and soot can stain all kinds of surfaces, including walls and ceilings, wooden furniture, and electrical appliances.
    •    Soot can contain all kinds of chemicals and compounds that lead to corrosion, and the smoke can penetrate deeply into porous materials such as plastic or old wood.
    •    One of the most noticeable smoke problems is the acrid smell that stays behind for a long time after the fire. Thankfully a good fire and smoke cleanup company will know how to deodorize a home and get rid of the stink.
    •    Smoke can get into tiny nooks and crannies, so it is a good idea to call on a professional company whose technicians know where to look for hidden patches of soot.
Smoke and soot are challenging to clean, so it is better to hire a professional company like SERVPRO, with access to industry-grade equipment and highly-trained technicians.

What Can SERVPRO Do To Clean Smoke Damage From Crossville Homes?
We train our fire and smoke cleanup crews to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification standards. We also equip them with a range of equipment, including:
    •    Baking soda blasting units to quickly scrub soot stains from walls and ceilings.
    •    Cleaning solutions and sprays for wiping down surfaces
    •    Air scrubbers to filter out smoke particles and restore air quality
    •    Powerful HEPA vacuums that capture particles
We also have ultra-low volume foggers, hydroxyl generators, and ozone generators on hand to deal with stubborn smoke odors. We know that removing smoky smells is a vital part of fire cleanup because your home does not feel or smell like yours as long as the soot odor lingers. We take care of every aspect of remediation, from the initial assessment to the final walk-through.

Smoke damage is challenging to clean up unless you have the correct equipment and the training to use it. Do not let worry about smoke damage cause you stress. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties. We have the training and equipment needed for effective restoration, and our technicians are waiting to assist you – call us at (931) 250-5333.

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