Are You Worried about Fire Damage in Knoxville?
SERVPRO Takes Care of Fire Damage Cleanup
Knoxville is the County Seat of Knox County in Tennessee, with a population of 187,603. Knoxville has a long and fascinating history, and one of the loveliest things about it is its proximity to the wide-open spaces of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Knoxville's history stretches back to 1000 BC, during the period known as the Woodland Period. The area has many prehistoric sites, including burial mounds, habitation sites, and even ancient villages. Settlers arrived in the area by the end of the eighteenth century, and Knoxville quickly became famous as a stopping point for travelers. By the middle of the nineteenth century, Knoxville had become a thriving trade center for locally produced items such as corn, tobacco, and whiskey.
Knoxville enjoyed a prosperous manufacturing industry in later years, although its fortunes declined during the great depression. Recent years have brought revitalization to the city, along with a rapidly growing arts movement.
Come and explore the Great Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park covers 522,419 acres and contains some of the highest mountains in North America. The park is well known for its grand mountain vistas, sweeping meadows, and fir population. Some say Knoxville was instrumental in getting the Great Smoky Mountains recognized as an area worth protecting and preserving. In 1913, Knoxville hosted the National Conservation Exposition, which ran for two months. The exposition focused on the area's resources and also included talks on the importance of local wildlife. Several citizens involved in the exhibition were involved in creating the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
There is so much to see and do in the park that you might find yourself spoiled for choice. One place to start is with the many historical sites within the park. Some popular historic locations include:
- Cades Cove is an isolated limestone valley that is well-loved for its peace and quiet and scenic mountain views.
- Roaring Fork Valley is home to the Roaring Fork stream. Walking through the valley will take you past beautiful waterfalls and river vistas. The Roaring Fork Historic District is home to several authentic nineteenth-century farm cabins.
- Noah "Bud" Ogle Place is a beautifully preserved example of a nineteenth-century Appalachian farmstead. You can see the original farm cabin, barn, and tub mill.
As well as historic districts, the park offers miles of nature trails, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and camping.
How can SERVPRO help with deodorization after fire damage?
Deodorization is a concern for any homeowner after fire damage. Smoke smells tend to linger and provide an unpleasant reminder of the blaze. There are several ways to deal with fire odors. One of the easiest ways is using odor counteracting beads. These beads:
- Are permeated with solvent-based odor counteractants.
- Release odor-fighting chemicals to drift on the air currents.
- Mask smoke smells and freshen up the area we are treating.
Because of the solvent properties of the beads, we must not place them on plastics or paints. Instead, we place them in glass containers or on foil. We can also put them in the intake section of the A/C unit.
For help with smoky smells after fire damage, call SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907.