Hockessin, DE Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration

The town's development can be attributed most directly to its proximity to Wilmington and other major communities throughout New Castle County. While moist conditions are ideal for many mushroom farms in the region, they can also lead to damaging wet smoke fires and smoldering conditions.

What Emergency Services Benefit Hockessin Properties?

Initial actions are taken to protect property after a fire damage incident are critical to improving the efficiencies of later restoration. From debris removal to water removal services, we focus on the conditions most threatening to the property. 

What Do Inspections Identify in Fire-Damaged Hockessin Homes? 

Property inspections are important to restoring a home after a fire damage incident. These fact-finding evaluations of the property showcase several immediate needs for the structure, including health and safety hazards. Our experienced production manager can walk through the house shortly after initial emergency services are complete to record:

- Structural damage

- Fire and smoke damage

- Soot and smoke residues 

- Damaged or ruined contents

- Need for water removal services

Soot Removal Strategies for Hockessin Houses

Removing soot and smoke residues can be one of the largest undertakings of fire damage restoration, but one that serves the greatest purpose in protecting exposed contents and building materials. Deposits of soot particles can cause health effects and destructive to the underlying host material, so it is vital to address these concerns promptly. 

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SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today (302) 992-0104

24-Hour Emergency Fire Restoration Service

Fire emergencies can happen day or night, on weekend or holidays. That’s why we provide 24-hour emergency fire restoration services, 365 days a year. Hockessin residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Faster to Any Size Fire Emergency

Immediate action is crucial when dealing with water and fire damage. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help. A fast response helps lessen the damage, limits secondary damage, and reduces cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere is locally owned and operated so we’re already nearby and ready to help Hockessin residents and business owners with any-sized fire and smoke damage emergencies.

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Highly Trained Water and Fire Restoration Specialists

We specialize in fire and water restoration. We’ve received advance training in restoration techniques and we have the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property. Learn about our fire damage training/certificates.

Our Fire Restoration Process

Every fire damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The fire restoration process begins when you call us. Our consultant will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the type of fire damage you experienced, determining the equipment and resources needed.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

If needed, we can begin the water removal process with powerful pumps and extraction units. This removes most of the water. We complete the water removal and drying process with industrial-strength dehumidifiers and air movers. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Your property’s ceiling, walls, floors, and other surfaces will likely have smoke and soot residue. We’ll use specialized cleaning products, equipment, and techniques to properly clean your home or business. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean and sanitize the restorable items and structures damaged by the fire. Our professionals use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Trusted Fire Restoration Leaders

If your Hockessin, DE home has been struck by fire and smoke damage, SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere is ready to go to work. We know that the stress caused from a fire can be as devastating as the structural damage itself. Our team is trained to keep you apprised of the progress we are making on your property and strives to get you back inside as soon as possible.

Reach us at (302) 992-0104 so that we can begin the process of making your fire incident a memory.