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What Is The Best Way To Handle Crossville Fire Damage?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

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Dealing With Crossville Fire Damage Restoration Without Smears or Stains

Crossville is a compact city of just over 10,000 residents located in Tennessee. Around 1800, a settler named Samuel Lambeth set up a store at the junction of two well-known trading routes: The Great Stage Road, connecting Knoxville and Nashville, and the Kennedy Stock Road, connecting middle Tennessee with Kentucky. The Lambeth Stores, which later became a tavern, were a central point of the growing community of Crossville. 

Today, you can still see the site where the stores stood. It is at the junction of the crossroads between Stanley Street and Main Street.

Crossville suffered looting and pillaging throughout the Civil War, thanks to standing on the paths used by soldiers on both sides. The town itself was divided in the war – it sent roughly equal numbers of soldiers to both sides of the conflict. 

These days Crossville is an exciting town with a great community spirit and easy access to gorgeous outdoor spaces. Crossville was also the proud site of a free-speech zone, located on the County Courthouse lawn. The zone was home to some fascinating displays, including:

  • Chainsaw carvings of a nativity scene
  • A miniature Statue of Liberty
  • A statue of the flying spaghetti monster

Unfortunately, the flying spaghetti monster proved a bit too controversial, and the area is no longer a free speech zone!

Come and see the Site of a Model Community

One of the most interesting sites in Crossville is the Cumberland Homesteads. In the 1930s, federal planners envisioned the Cumberland Homesteads as a cooperative community model that would help the local area survive the Great Depression. The site had suffered from poor farming practices, and there were many unemployed farmers, miners, and laborers in need of work.

Unfortunately, the site ran into several problems:

  • The community store and cannery did not thrive because there were no experienced managers to look after them.
  • Local traders did not set up shop in the community as initially planned.
  • Efforts to start a mill failed.

The community lacked clear direction, and the Government put an end to the project in the 1940s. However, it is not all bad news! Although the project ended, the community survived, with many original homesteaders staying there until the 1950s.

Today, you can visit the Cumberland Homesteads site and see the impressive Homestead Tower and the original farm buildings, which are made from local crab orchard stone. This stone is known for its lovely reddish glow in the sunlight.

Dealing With the Danger of Smears and Stains After Crossville Smoke Damage

One of our clients' biggest worries during house fire cleanup is the risk of soot stains and smears. Soot is made of very tiny particles, which get everywhere. They settle on surfaces and bond to burned materials and can leave behind stains.

SERVPRO is here to help you get your home back "Like it never even happened." That means no more soot stains. We reduce the risk of smears and marks by:

Assessing the kind of soot, so we know the best cleaning method to deal with it.

Using powerful HEPA vacuums to deal with loose, soft soot and get it out of your home.

Using industry-standard cleaners on stubborn wet or protein soot residues.

For fire damage cleanup that will leave your home free of soot damage, call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at (931) 250-5333.

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