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Local Loudon Residents Call on SERVPRO for Fire Damage Remediation

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with debris everywhere Regardless of the room the fire affected, team SERVPRO can help. Call us for trained technicians and the right remediation equipment for the job.

Fire Damage Restoration Works Against Grease Fires in Loudon Kitchens

Nothing can leave damage and odors behind like dinner gone wrong. This form of house fire cleanup leaves multiple challenges for technicians that they are more than ready to meet such as: 

  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Need for a smoke remediation
  • Strong, pungent fire odors

SERVPRO technicians bring everything needed for Loudon fire damage remediation jobs. This type of house fire clean up can entail extensive smoke residue removal and more than a single type of odor neutralization application.

The majority of kitchen fires happen when either a protein with ice still present comes into contact with hot oil or water gets tossed on a grease fire. Both of these scenarios cause the water to turn instantly into a vapor and rise taking the oil particles and flames along with it. This action can cause a fire to spread rapidly with a large amount of damage in a short time. Fortunately, many of the EPA-registered, professional cleaning agents the techs utilize during fire restoration services can tackle even stuck-on smoke damage. 

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015 brings years of experience and expertise to every fire damage remediation in Loudon properties.

Lenoir City Businesses Get Commercial Water Mitigation

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

a huge puddle of water on the wood floor Was your business affected by recent water damage? Contact our technicians for water removal services right after any incident.

Leaking Ceilings are Unsightly, SERVPRO Performs Water Damage Remediation in Lenoir City

There are a wide array of devices that the SERVPRO technicians use against commercial water damage. One of the most used is the infrared cameras for moisture inspections. Interestingly, this type of equipment does not actually detect moisture.

While the technicians scope the Lenoir City building during commercial water mitigation, it is vital to understand what an infrared camera can and cannot do: 

  • It is valuable during water removal services as it locates excessive moisture within the structure
  • Very beneficial for locating wall and ceiling leaks
  • Can pinpoint the problem area in a leaking roof from storms

SERVPRO relies on this device because it is very sensitive to temperature changes. The two most prominent ways that moisture gets detected are through evaporation and thermal capacitance. When a liquid evaporates, it cools the surface as it leaves, resulting in a cooler/darker display on the thermal cam. Thermal capacitance shows up on the thermal cam as a warmer image indicating that the moisture is storing thermal energy within the structure from the warm surrounding air. After dark, it is common for the moisture to show as cooler. 

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015 serves the local Lenoir City community for any size and type of commercial water mitigation needed.

Lenoir City Residents Call on SERVPRO for Fire Restoration

3/28/2021 (Permalink)

a room with soot covering all of the fire damaged walls Don’t let fire damage affect your home for long! Contact Team SERVPRO for fire damage remediation services. Call right away.

Local Lenoir City Property Owners Get Professional House Fire Clean Up

Lenoir City is jointly named for the Revolutionary War officer and well-known statesman William Lenoir and his son William Ballard Lenoir. There are also two cities in North Carolina named after the father and son. Although the surname is French in origin, the family initially immigrated from England due to religious persecution in the 17th century.

William Lenoir was the youngest of ten children born in Virginia, and although he received no formal education, he taught himself to read and write Latin, Greek, and French. As a young man, he married and went on to see his family grow to nine children. He worked as a local schoolmaster and surveyor before joining the war effort.

Lenoir in the Revolutionary War

Once enlisted into the military, Lenoir served with honor during the Revolutionary War. He made a name for himself during King's Mountain's battle and found himself promoted to captain in his regiment. He was renowned for his bravery in three more critical battles of this period: 

  • Battle of Stono Ferry 
  • Siege of Savannah 
  • Battle of Haw River 

Post-Revolutionary War Service 

During the war, Lenoir achieved the status of major general, and when the War of 1812 broke out, he tried to join the ranks of the men fighting but was told he was too old to enter into a combat situation. This disillusioned Lenoir to the point he resigned from the military. 

Lenoir in Civilian Life

Lenoir was a staunch anti-federalist and served as a justice of the peace for Wilkes County, North Carolina. He had the honor of being the first president of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and there is a section named for him known as Lenoir Hall. He served in the state legislature and was elected to the State Senate as Speaker, serving from 1790 until 1795. He took exception to the new United States Constitution and argued that it should not get ratified until religious freedoms were guaranteed. The final version included those rights.

Can Professional Fire Restoration Work on Lenoir City Laminate and Tile Countertops?

The two most prevalent areas of Lenoir City where fire restoration services get needed for the cleanup of countertops are the kitchen and bathroom. There are special considerations for cleaning smoke damage from atop these areas of the home.

SERVPRO technicians have lengthy training using the restoration techniques as taught through the IICRC for the best outcome after fire damage in a home. These methods include:

  • Testing residues for smoke remediation
  • Removal of charred items during house fire clean up
  • Use of gentle yet powerful cleaning agents on countertops

Common countertop materials include wood, tile, Formica, granite, and laminate. The same cleaners cannot get used on all of these. The techs test the residues and ensure the application chosen will not harm the surface; this ensures the best outcome for the property owner during the fire restoration. 

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015 brings years of experience and comprehensive training for fire restoration services to Lenoir City Properties.

Managing Mold in a Lenoir City Home Bathroom?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on a wall with the word mold beside it Smell mold in your home? One call to SERVPRO will get you the equipment and technicians to tackle the mold damage situation.

SERVPRO Mold Remediation Procedures Control Microbial Growth

Some level of mold perpetually exists both indoors and outdoors. However, its presence in a home can be significantly reduced by keeping moisture levels low. Unfortunately, plumbing troubles and appliance failures can create conditions where mold can proliferate in as little as 24 hours.

SERVPRO restoration crews are available 24/7 to perform Lenoir City residential mold remediation services with commercial-grade tools and personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Mold remediation
  • black mold
  • attic mold
  • basement mold remediation
  • bathroom mold removal
  • mold specialists

SERVPRO Education and Accreditation for Mold Remediation

Technicians at SERVPRO, as well as staff and franchise owners, receive education about mold remediation. Techs are certified to perform restoration services per Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards. Mold-related certifications for technicians include Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT).

Courses are also available for non-SERVPRO staff who wish to learn more about water, fire, and mold damage:

  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • A non-credit Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar

Homeowners can call (865) 986-3015 for mold remediation services from SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties.

Seeking Out Fast-Acting Water Mitigation After a Pipe Leak?

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Techs Remove Water Damage from Lenoir City Homes

Pipe leaks can be tricky to spot early on and even more challenging to resolve with consumer-grade products, especially if the ceiling is damaged. The source of the leak could potentially impact upstairs floors and subfloors, make ceilings sag, warp, or crumble, and promote microbial growth.

SERVPRO professionals render Lenoir City water mitigation services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. These technicians aid homeowners and insurance adjusters with a comprehensive, restoration-focused approach that minimizes damage to the home and its contents.

  • emergency services water damage
  • water damage remediation
  • basement flooding

Extracting Pipe Leak Water Damage in the Ceiling

Restoration technicians have the tools necessary to remove ceiling water damage, dry water-damaged joists, and replace unsalvageable drywall.

  • Ceiling extraction can be performed with a portable, back-mounted extraction unit
  • Carpeting below the leak that may have been affected can be treated with carpet wands or rover vacuums
  • Fiberglass insulation in ceilings can be vacuumed out, cleaned, dried, and reinstalled

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties aids homeowners who call (865) 986-3015 for water mitigation services.

Looking for Loudon Fire Damage Restoration?

2/28/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged ceiling that is burnt and almost broken Don’t panic if your home has suffered fire damage. Contact SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties for certified remediation services.

Call SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties for Mitigation

Loudon is a city whose motto is, “Proud of the past and focused on the future.” The town is also the seat of Loudon County and holds a population of over 5,000 as of 2010. The city’s name came from the colonial Fort Loudoun, which was built in 1756.

Loudon’s climate is categorized as a humid subtropical one. This designation features mild, wet winters and hot, equally wet summers. Precipitation averages between 2.9 and 5.3 inches per month, with autumn being the driest season and winter to early spring being the wettest. The city averages over 50 inches of rain per year, much higher than the United States’ 2017 average of 32 inches.

Landmarks in and around the Loudon area include:

  • Blair’s Ferry Storehouse, built in the 1830s
  • The 19th-century Lenoir Cotton Mill in Lenoir City
  • The Bowman House, built in the late 1820s by German migrant George Bowman
  • The Bussell Island site, which contains thousands of years’ worth of Native American artifacts
  • The Cannon-Calloway House and farm, established in 1850 and finished in 1872

East Tennessee and the Underground Railroad

In recent years, historical findings have tied The Underground Railroad to many locations in East Tennessee. The Volunteer State was not regarded as a central hub of the American slave trade, nor was it widely practiced there. Instead, it proved crucial for the abolitionist movement for many reasons, such as:

  • The geography of East Tennessee. Heavily wooded areas
  • The Presbyterians. Famous Presbyterian abolitionists included John Rankin, a minister who helped more than 2,000 slaves escape their bonds through The Underground Railroad
  • The Quakers. The Religious Society of Friends developed a prominent presence in the area after moving from North Carolina to such locales as Knoxville, Jefferson County, and Loudon County

Vital sites for the abolitionist movement have since been lost. A cave where Jefferson County Quakers from the Lost Creek Friends church would hide escaped slaves now sits under Highway 11E. Loudon County is reportedly home to “Cudjo’s Cave,” a landmark near a Quaker meeting area referred to in many oral histories of the abolitionist movement.

How Do SERVPRO Tools Ensure Proper Fire Cleanup?

SERVPRO has the team and skills for:

  • fire damage restoration
  • fire and smoke damage
  • fire damaged homes
  • smoke remediation

When Loudon homeowners require fire damage restoration for their properties, SERVPRO answers the call with industrial-grade mitigation tools, which include:

  • EPA-registered biocides to mitigate potential mold growth from moisture damage or fire suppression
  • Specialized water- and solvent-based solutions to address soot and smoke damage, as well as enzyme digesters to remove protein residues
  • HEPA filter vacuums and negative air pressure equipment prevent contaminant particles from spreading
  • HVAC cleaning and agitation equipment to remove soils
  • Dry fogging equipment for thorough coverage of fire odors

If a kitchen fire occurs on your property, SERVPRO professionals are trained per Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) guidelines to safely remove fire damage and unsalvageable debris from your property. Other items that may require further restoration, depending on the disaster’s severity, can be moved off site to a SERVPRO warehouse.

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties renders fire damage restoration when property owners call (865) 986-3015.

Which Tools Are Necessary For Flood Removal From Lenoir City Properties?

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

Thunder storm, big lightning strike Storms can bring floodwater and storm damage. The professionals at SERVPRO are always on call to handle your water damage restoration needs.

For any Flood Removal Situation, You can Call SERVPRO.

Heavy rainfall is one of the common causes of flooding in cities. When such incidents happen, water intrudes on many properties, especially in low lying areas. Removal of the floodwater, mud, silt, and other debris from the affected properties is necessary to restore preloss conditions. 

Various resources are necessary to achieve the desired flood removal goals. SERVPRO sends fully equipped teams to the affected flood-damaged Lenoir City properties to facilitate the removal. Some of the tools we have in our production trucks include:

  • Assorted building equipment, including saws, hammers, and pry bars for opening up various assemblies
  • Regular and specialized water extractors such as self-priming pumps for removal of floodwater
  • Different types of moisture detection equipment
  • Trash cans and waste other waste receptacles

The tools help simplify the removal processes. For instance, the trash receptacles help organize debris removed from the property before disposal. The water extraction equipment helps expedite the removal of standing water from the property.

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties has considerable experience helping property owners complete flood removal. Call us at (865) 986-3015 to provide all the resources needed to restore your property.

How Long Does It Take To Restore Loudon Property After Fire Damage?

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle Day or Night, SERVPRO Can Arrive for Fire Damage Emergencies. Call us Right Away.

Call SERVPRO to Secure and Expedite Cleanup at Your Loudon Home after a Fire

After a fire incident affects your property, you would probably want to get everything back to normal as fast as possible. However, several factors can impede the recovery process interfering with your targeted timelines. Seeking help from a professional restoration team is one viable way to expedite the recovery.

 A Loudon house affected by fire damage can pose various risks to you or your family should you decide to venture in pre-maturely.  Some of the common risks include:

  • Physical injury from cave-ins
  • Electrocution by frayed wires
  • Respiratory issues from inhaling powdery residues such as soot or ash

Such risks can prevent you from taking action at the desired time.  Our SERVPRO technicians help in such cases since we have the resources to manage the risks.  Our teams are equipped with various PPE, including hard hats, rubber boots, and respirators, which protect them from various hazards, allowing them to venture in immediately.

Once they reach the site, the Fire Restoration Technicians also take steps to secure the property. For instance, we board up or create internal barriers with plastic sheets, thus preventing the unhindered spread of residues, thus improving the turnaround time.

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties handles all types of fire incidents. Call us at (865) 986-3015 to assist you. 

Flood Damage Event in Lenoir City?

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO to Help Manage Flood Damage Incidents in Lenoir City

Lenoir is a full-service city near Knoxville, founded in 1840 and incorporated in 1907. However, the history of settlement in the area stretches further back than that. For instance, the first European settlers arrived in the area around 1810. Among these early settlers was David Campbell, who had laid claim to the land where Lenoir City stands in the early 19th century. However, the State of North Carolina deeded 5000 acres of the same land to General William Lenoir as a reward for his participation in the American Revolutionary War.

The Lenoir family played a crucial role in the development of the area. Ballard Lenoir, the son of general Lenoir, moved into the area with his family and established a plantation producing ham from Berkshire hogs, flour, timber, and one of the earliest cotton mills in the south. When the railway lines were constructed in the area, a depot was constructed at the Lenoir plantation, paving the way to develop a community.

Other Famous People from Lenoir City

Apart from the Lenoir family, other people from the area have gained national recognition over the years for their contributions in different fields, including sports, academia, and music. Some of the notable names include:

  • Tommy Bartlett, a multi-talented sportsman who excelled in basketball and tennis. After completing studies at the University of Tennessee, he coached the basketball teams at the University of Chattanooga, Carson-Newman College, and the University of Florida.
  • Bernie Tom Collins, a publisher and music producer who helped many musicians produce great country music hits for at least 30 years. In the period starting from 1970 to 1990, he became one of Nashville's most successful producers. He received seven Grammy nominations and three CMA awards as the Producer of the Year.
  • Claire Christine Donahue, an American competition swimmer who received a gold medal for swimming in the 4x100 meter medley relay heats at the 2012 summer Olympics. At the 2011 Pan American Games, she had won two gold medals.

Fascinating Things to Do in Lenoir City

Exploring the Museum & Cotton Mill Site

The Lenoir City Museum & Cotton Mill provides a realistic insight into the history of the area. The facility has four rooms that hold various artifacts ranging from railroad cars, school memorabilia, and churches' relics. 

Hiking at the Hall Bend Trail Head

If you love nature, you can enjoy a great time at a five-mile loop trail, which favors all kinds of hikers. It starts with an open grassy area. There are also easy lake access points. For those looking for a challenge, hiking up to the limestone bluff is ideal.

How Does SERVPRO Help in Lenoir City Residences Affected by Flood Damage?

Flooding from storm incidents can have devastating physical effects on properties. Taking corrective steps in good time is essential to reverse the outcome. SERVPRO provides a team of professional technicians to help in different ways, including:

  • Safe entry into the property because they are equipped with different PPE
  • Faster cleanup and decontamination by using advanced equipment
  • Deodorizing the property and drying all wet materials to restore preloss conditions

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties helps homeowners find viable solutions after flooding. Call us at (865) 986-3015 to assist you.

SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties Now Hiring

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Loudon & Roane Counties Reconstruction Superintendent

Do you love helping people through difficult situations?

Then, don’t miss your chance to join our Franchise as a new Reconstruction Superintendent. In this position, you will be making a difference each and every day. We have a sincere drive toward the goal of helping make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Our Franchise is seeking someone who is comfortable working hard in challenging situations, enjoys meeting new people, has excellent communication skills, enjoys supervising others, and is a serious multi-tasker. If you are self-motivated and have superb interpersonal skills, then you’ll thrive in this work environment. Are you highly dependable and super-excited about routinely exceeding expectations? Then you may be our perfect hero!

As a valued SERVPRO® Franchise employee, you will receive a competitive pay rate, with opportunity to learn and grow.

Primary Responsibilities
1. Customer Satisfaction

  1. Compile and resolve punch list items.
  2. Perform final walk-through with customer.
  3. Secure a signed Certificate of Completion and Certificate of Satisfaction from customer.
  4. Customer Communication
  5. Conduct pre-construction meeting with customer.
  6. Provide project update (daily narrative) to customers and clients.
  7. Construction Management
  8. Schedule all subcontractors and material suppliers.
  9. Ensure all work performed complies with the plans, specifications, local codes, and requirements of the scope of work.
  10. Document all project activities in the job book.
  11. Execute change orders.
  12. Subcontractor/Resource Provider Management
  13. Set expectations on a project-by-project basis.
  14. Maintain quality standards through site inspections.
  15. Provide evaluation and rating of all vendors and subcontractors.
  16. Coordinate inspections with local jurisdictions.
  17. Cost Control and Schedule Adherence
  18. Ensure material suppliers deliver exactly what was purchased.
  19. Ensure subcontractors complete all work in accordance with their purchase orders.
  20. Validate schedule and progress.
  21. Identify areas outside of contracted scope of work..

Necessary Experience and Skill Set
· Superb customer service track record

  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Basic math skills
  • Experience in restoration and/or construction preferred
    Formal Education/Training
    · High school diploma/GED
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred

Physical and Work Environment Requirements
Walking and/or standing throughout the day. Frequent driving and sitting. Occasionally climbing ladders. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme conditions such as heat. The noise level in the work environment and jobsites can be loud.
Normal Working Hours, Additional Working Hours, and Travel Requirements

This is a full-time position, working 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, 45 hours per week. This position frequently requires long hours, working on-call, and weekend work. Travel is required and is primarily local. However, some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 - $50,000.00 per year