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 without warning and don’t wait for regular business hours, so we’re ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including holidays. If your Hockessin home is damaged by fire, we can respond quickly, 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 live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Hockessin / Elsmere is close by and ready to respond to your fire damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Hockessin community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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Highly Trained Water and Fire Restoration Specialists

We are fire damage specialists. We get started quickly to get your home or business back to pre-fire condition. We have specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. Learn about our fire and water 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

We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. When you call, one of our representatives will ask a series of questions about the fire damage to your home or business. This information helps us respond immediately with all the needed equipment and resources.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of the fire and smoke damage by examining the affected areas and by testing the adjoining rooms for smoke and soot damage. An accurate assessment is crucial to the planning process. 

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

In many fire damage cases, it’s necessary to board up missing windows and walls and to place tarps on a damaged roof. This helps to maintain security and to protect against further damage. 

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

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

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.