Recent Posts

What to Expect When You Call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties for Water Damage in Your Home or Business

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

leaky pipe Call SERVPRO for any and all Water Damage in Your Crossville Home or Business

When was the last time you checked the water supply line to your dishwasher, refrigerator, or toilet? Have you noticed a decrease in water pressure? You may have damage that you don’t know about. 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, fast and efficient action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the negative effects of the water damage.

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

We understand that when you call us after you’ve realized that you have water damage, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need a trained expert to guide you through the steps of mitigation. SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties has in-depth 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 you a list of questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many 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)?
  • Etc…

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 along with a bevy of other valuable services. 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 be sure our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Contact us anytime that you have a water damage emergency at 931-250-5333.

Plan Against Fire in Crossville, TN

9/12/2022 (Permalink)

animated fire Planning Ahead for a Fire is a great way to Protect your Crossville, TN Business

The devastation and stress of a fire is something you should never have to deal with. If you practice proper fire preparation, you can avoid, or at least minimize the damage, should it ever occur. There are five steps you can follow to help prepare your business in Crossville, TN against the chances of fire damage.

1. Follow All Fire Codes

You should understand all the fire codes that apply to your business. Knowing them offers a great base layer of protection.

2. Install Fire Protection Equipment

Disaster preparation is all about making sure you are ready when bad things happen. It is very helpful if you have a sprinkler system. It is imperative that you have fire extinguishers and smoke alarms to minimize damage and save lives if a fire occurs.

3. Conduct an Inspection

One important aspect of fire preparation is to go through your business and look for any possible fire hazards, which include clutter or anything that could prevent people from getting out of the building quickly. Also, be aware of possible problems that could start a fire, such as frayed electrical wires. Fix any issues you find.

4. Create an Emergency Evacuation Plan

Prepare your employees to know what to do in an emergency. Create a plan that assigns duties to everyone and run practice drills to ensure all your employees understand the procedures. Be sure to update the duties and plans each time a new employee is brought into the company.

5. Protect Important Assets

In a fire damage assessment after a fire, you quickly begin to realize all that you have lost. Avoid this scenario by protecting your important assets. Lock up documents or important items in a fireproof safe. Consider installing fire doors to protect a storage space.

Proper fire preparation is very important when you want to ensure your business is fully protected against damage due to a fire. While you never want to have to deal with the aftermath of such an event, being prepared can make the process easier if it ever does happen.

If you do experience a fire damage event, be sure to contact SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at 931-250-5333.

Tips for Finding a Contractor in Crossville to repair Storm Damage

9/7/2022 (Permalink)

storm When Storms Damage your home or business call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties

With the recent heavy rainstorms and flash flooding in the area there's a chance that you may find yourself looking for someone to help you clean up some storm/water damage.

Unfortunately, an increase in the number of storm-related claims may lead to an increase in the number of roofers and contractors who are willing to take advantage of homeowners. It is very important for you to be cautious when dealing with contractors who offer to repair your home. Be sure to contact SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties first.

The following practices will help you in your search:

  • Only do business with licensed contractors with good references.
  • Always request a written, detailed estimate.
  • Never pay for work up front, nor make any payments in cash.
  • Never sign a contract with spaces left blank.
  • What is their business address? If the company has a PO Box or doesn't have a local address, they probably aren't a local company.
  • Ask about some references for work they have done in this area. Local companies should have plenty of projects you can see in the area.
  • If you are in doubt about anything you are being asked to sign by a contractor, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t feel pressured into signing anything. Take time to do your research, and if you are unsure about anything in the agreement, WAIT until you’ve had an opportunity to look it over more carefully and discuss it with your insurance agent or adjuster.

If you have storm damage at your Crossville Home or Business and need our services, please call 931-250-5333. We are open 24/7 and ready to help.

Call SERVPRO When You Need Commercial Cleaning

8/22/2022 (Permalink)

cleaning supplies SERVPRO has all of the tools for your commercial cleaning

The Professional Team at SERVPRO Can Clean Your Commercial Crossville Business

Do you own a business in Crossville? What would you do in the event of an emergency that needed to be cleaned? Would you like to have a reliable and thorough cleaning service? Well, you’re in luck! SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is a one stop shop for commercial cleaning. Whether it is a light surface cleaning or a full deep cleaning from floor to ceiling, we can take care of it for you.

So many ways to clean

With top-of-the-line training and access to the most advanced cleaning products our technicians are ready to assist you in your time of need.

The following are just some of the Commercial Cleaning services offered by SERVPRO:

  • General Cleaning
  • Carpet/Upholstery
  • Ceilings/Floors/Walls
  • Air Duct Cleaning
  • Bio-hazard Cleaning
  • Graffiti Removal

SERVPRO is the First call you should make when considering Commercial Cleaning

Your business is your livelihood. SERVPRO understands that it is important to keep it open and running smoothly. Whether it is a large loss such as a tornado or earthquake, or something minor like a leaking supply line, SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is ready to help 24/7. We will be able to get your commercial property back to preloss conditions. Call us today at 931-250-5333.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is available for you 24/7

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

Why There are so many reasons when asked WHY SERVPRO!

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in the tri county area. We can respond immediately to your emergency, and we have the expertise and training to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 at (931)250-5333

Residential Services

Whether your Crossville, Sparta, or Wartburg home or business needs emergency flood damage, or your upholstery needs to be cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services: SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a good time for fire or water damage to strike your business or commercial property. The more time spent cleaning up is more time of lost revenue and productivity. So, when you are in need of professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Cleaning
  • Commercial Reconstructions

SERVPRO can take care of multiple Smoke odors inside your Home or Business

8/8/2022 (Permalink)

smoke Smoke restoration requires trained Professionals

Tobacco and Smoke Smell Removal In Your Sparta Home or Business

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is asked on a regular basis as to whether we can expel cigarette or tobacco smoke scents. For example, a home should be aerated when it is being sold; a flat may require the administration between inhabitants; a car may require scent evacuation; and so forth.

According to the EPA, Natural Tobacco Smoke (ETS) is the smoke that originates from the cigarette, pipe, or stogie, in addition to the smoke breathed out by the smoker. It is an unpredictable blend of more than 4,000 mixes, more than 40 of which are known to cause malignancy in people or creatures, and a significant number of which are solid aggravations. ETS is regularly alluded to as "used smoke," and presentation to ETS is frequently called "aloof smoking."

The smoke from tobacco spreads through the air and attaches itself to each surface of the area. This is what causes people to observe, smell, and feel a yellowish-darker, sticky substance that is left on all surfaces and furniture in areas where smoking has occurred. This is an amazingly difficult-to-evacuate deposit that can stain painted surfaces and plastics. It can completely alter the appearance of backdrops, blinds, paint, and numerous different things in the zone. The smoke can enter furniture, floor coverings, dividers, windows, and every other nook and crevice in the area it touches. Also, the building's HVAC framework will carry the smoke smell and the deposits all through the structure. The contaminants are unattractive as well as can off-gas scents that many individuals essentially find excruciating.

The final product of long-haul smoking in enclosed areas is much the same as that of a genuine fire. One distinction is that the smoke from a fire is sometimes simpler to expel from walls or different surfaces than tobacco smoke. Expelling tobacco buildup can be a genuine test. It is extremely tedious, as buildups happen throughout the home or business.

Rebuilding professionals, protection experts and property proprietors ought to know, toward the start of a tobacco-smoke cleanup venture, that there is no magic spell that just whisks away deposits and smells. It just doesn’t exist. The main approach to expel tobacco buildup and smell is through extremely careful cleaning and afterward fixing every single surface. Even though buildups may seem to be gathered in just a single zone, once cleaning begins it will typically be discovered that all regions are affected, and cleaning all surfaces will be important to expel contaminants and scents. The exceptionally little particles of tobacco smoke discover their way into all zones. The cleaning procedure will incorporate aerating operators to help with that procedure. Indeed, even after careful and fruitful cleaning, it is generally important to seal surfaces with a sealant intended to secure in the remainder of the stains and scents. Recognize that typical groundwork isn't adequate, and an item intended to seal smoke buildups is required. At long last, the surfaces will be prepared to paint, resurface, or to apply new covers.

The "delicate" things in a home, for example, upholstery, bedding, window covers, garments, and so forth will require unique consideration. Since they assimilate smells so well, and are frequently effectively harmed, they will be extremely hard to effectively reestablish and may require outside pros. Testing ought to be directed to assess the accomplishment of such endeavors. Much of the time, the choice is made to just supplant these materials and things.

After the professional from SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties has completed the cleaning, it might be important to utilize proficient hardware to help evacuate the remainder of the smells, frequently in territories that can't be cleaned (inside joints, inside walls, and so on.) This will regularly include hydroxyl generators or ozone generators. Both are proficient hardware that makes atoms which can take after the smoke into little spaces, and the two procedures successfully decimate the rotten particles.

Similarly, as with each property misfortune, SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties rebuilding experts cause take property back to a pre-misfortune condition. SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties restoration experts are exceptionally prepared and talented in strategies to cure tobacco smoke smells, as well as to return property proprietors to their reestablished property cost-adequately and in the most limited time conceivable. Call us today at 931-250-5333.

SERVPRO Can Help You with the Appropriate Steps for Water Restoration in Your Crossville Home or Business

7/22/2022 (Permalink)

water SERVPRO knows how to handle your water damage

Important Info for Effective Water Cleanup in Crossville

When there is a water loss accident in your Crossville property, you need to take fast and appropriate action. Incorrect procedure or taking too long to start cleanup are two known causes of additional damages. Some common issues that can show up later include failure to identify hidden moisture pockets, such as water that seeps into wall cavities, or cleanup efforts fail to match the specific conditions present in an incident.  SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties’ restoration services are dependable since we are IICRC certified.

Water cleanup in Crossville should involve moisture evacuation as fast as possible. If left in place for, mold can start forming within 24 to 48 hours complicating the cleaning process further. Moisture is usually the only missing ingredient for the mold spores, which are always present. They require different conditions to thrive, including food sources and the right temperature. Therefore, any increase in moisture or humidity levels leads to growth. Our SERVPRO crew uses special equipment to extract water before this crucial period of time is gone.

Different kinds of soiling happen during a water spill. The most common form is staining which can arise from rusting of metals close to fabrics and bleeding dyes transferred from non-colorfast materials. Our SERVPRO technicians understand the need for fast action when dealing with stains because waiting too long sets them. In addition to removing them early, we also use the appropriate professional cleaning product because using the wrong one can cause them to set.

Water can spread debris around the property depending on the source. If an appliance such as a dishwasher is the source of the spill, the debris may include food and detergent. To eliminate these waste materials, it takes a thorough restorative process. Our SERVPRO crew has the training to eliminate these remains easily. Our water extractors also have heating capabilities that help ease restorative cleaning.

Cleanup after a water spill requires the correct process and tools. With help from SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties, you do not have to worry about the steps to take. Call us at (931) 250-5333 any time.

Soot Remediation in Your Sparta Home or Business

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

soot on floor SERVPRO can take care of Soot in your Sparta Home or Business

A fire in your home or business is devastating in itself. The mess that it leaves behind is a nightmare. One of the most annoying and troublesome products of a fire is soot. If there is anything left of your home or business after a fire then there is a very good chance that it has soot on it.

Soot is the black residue left behind on fireplace walls and charcoal grills after the flames go out. A house fire creates a great deal of it because wood, plaster, natural fibers, synthetics, foams and plastics all create soot when they burn and most homes are full of these materials. Soot sticks to any surface that’s cooler than the fire itself, usually walls, ceilings and other hard surfaces.

Different Fires Produce Different Soot

Different types of fires produce different types of soot, which in turn requires different cleaning methods, so it’s best to leave it to the professionals at SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties. High oxygen fires produce soot that is best cleaned with a dry-cleaning sponge or dry chemical sponge.  Low oxygen fires can be cleaned with a wet sponge. However, if soot from fire high in oxygen is cleaned with a wet sponge, it can smear and cause even more damage. If you do decide to vacuum up soot before the professionals arrive, DO NOT use an ordinary household vacuum cleaner, which is not designed for that type of cleaning. Use a shop vac, or other type of heavy-duty vacuum cleaner. Always hold the nozzle about a half inch away from the surface that’s being cleaned. Making contact with the soot can smear it and make an even bigger mess.

While waiting for experts to arrive, there are a few things to keep in mind.

  • Never touch anything during your initial inspection, to avoid spreading the soot.
  • Wear gloves, a mask and long sleeves and pants when working in soot covered room to protect your skin and lungs.
  • Keep the room ventilated to minimize breathing in soot particles and allow smoky smells to dissipate.
  • Remove as much debris as possible to allow for easy cleanup.

If you’ve just experienced a fire at your home or business in Cumberland, Morgan, White, Fentress, Bledsoe, Van Buren, Rhea, or Overton Counties call SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties at 931-250-5333.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties is trained and ready to help you get rid of soot and all other damage after a fire.

Crossville Business are Prepared with an Emergency Ready Plan

6/24/2022 (Permalink)

ERP Be Ready When You Need It Most With An Emergency Ready Profile From SERVPRO

Emergency Ready Plan & Your Commercial Properties

Preparing in advance for the unexpected is something SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties stands by and encourages property owners all across the Crossville area to do the same. We encourage property owners to prepare for the unexpected by starting their Emergency Preparedness Plan and keeping it up to date as your business and properties grow and change over time.  

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties' Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) covers all time-critical information your properties will need available to all your employees. Our ERP covers:

  • Location of Shut-Off Valves
  • Fire Suppression System Controls
  • Emergency Contact Numbers
  • Service Contact Numbers
  • Building History
  • Building Layout
  • Local Police Department, Fire Department, and Hospital

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties offers Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP) for free as a tool for commercial properties to help minimize damage and recover quickly from emergencies.

If you would like to set up a time to go over an ERP for your business, please call us at 931-250-5333.

Restoring Your Sparta Home or Business After a Fire

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

Flames SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties can help you in more ways than one after a Fire in Sparta Home or Business

What can SERVPRO do for Sparta Residents after a Fire

A fire in your home or business can be one of the most devastating events of your entire life. So many things that you cherish and have worked for can be gone in an instant. If the fire is able to be put out, you have water damage on top of the fire damage. This is where we step in and take some of the stress off of an already stressful situation.

Structural Damage Restoration

After a fire, SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties offers many services to restore your home/office/building back to its pre-fire damage state. One of which is Structural Cleaning. This includes cleaning of the ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors as well as paint preparation cleaning. Our technicians are trained in the latest methods of removing all of the staining and damage a fire can cause.

Content Cleaning After a Fire

We also offer Content Cleaning. Content cleaning is the cleaning of the items that were affected by the fire, which includes electronics, wood furniture, artwork, kitchen items, bedding, clothing, and much more. If your content is salvageable, we will try everything in our power to restore it to pre-fire conditions. This includes cleaning and deodorization.  

Deodorization After a Fire

The odor that a fire leaves behind is unmistakable, but it can be taken care of. After our main Structural Cleaning, SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties offers Deodorization, which is conducted using our leading technology that attacks the source of smell rather than just covering it up. You can rest assured that not only will your home or business look like it did before the fire, but the smell from the fire will also be gone.

Additional Services After a Fire

Beyond these services offered when our customers endure a fire, we also offer other related services. These services include Board-upsInventoryContent Pack-Outs, and cleaning of Duct Work. As a full-service restoration company, SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties can address the actual charring, smoke, and soot issues along with the remnants of the water and chemical extinguishing agents used to knock down the flames. Water removal and damage recovery precede the fire debris cleanup because moisture leads to secondary damage like mold growth and porous material decomposition so quickly. Once the water damage is under control, we begin cleaning surfaces with effective methods matched to the type of sooty residue. Odor removal is the last step and is the key to making your now-restored house feel like home again.

SERVPRO of Cumberland, Morgan & White Counties can respond to all the tasks necessary to restore your home after the fire. Call (931) 250-5333 for our speedy dispatch service. "Like it never even happened".