Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Deep Cleaning & Sanitizing Your Property

At this point in the water restoration process, a lot has happened; we've moved from assessment to water removal to dehumidification. The work of addressing is accomplished but restoration isn't complete. Restoration implies something broken being made new — and so, this next step we label cleaning and sanitization. 

The goal always at SERVPRO is to leave properties with the impression that nothing happened. In fact, our motto captures this, "Like it never even happened." For us, a finished project is a project that is clean and livable.

Our teams will not leave the project until the project is fit for living and working. 

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Providence specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. Learn more about Contents Restoration.

  •  Dry Cleaning
  •  Wet Cleaning
  •  Spray and Wipe
  •  Foam Cleaning
  •  Abrasive Cleaning
  •  Immersion Cleaning

Odor Removal and Deodorization

We are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. Our technical expertise and industrial grade air scrubbers and fogging equipment go well beyond simply masking odors and other shortcuts that don’t work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.

  •  Odor Removal and Deodorization
  •  Air Scrubbers and Fogging Equipment

Sanitizing Treatments

Depending on the scenario, we may use antimicrobial, antibacterial, or disinfectant treatments to clean your property.

  •  Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Treatments
  •  Sanitizing and Disinfectant Treatments


We will remove and dispose of damaged materials with guidance from you and your insurance adjuster.

  •  Properly Dispose of Refuse

Back to Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Forward to Step 6: Restoration