Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

After the water has been removed and the property has dried, the next step is cleaning and sanitizing. This is the process of removing any remaining dirt, debris, and bacteria from the property.

Why Cleaning is Important

Even after the water has been removed, there may still be dirt, debris, and bacteria on your property. This is because water can carry bacteria and other harmful organisms. If these materials are not removed, they can cause health problems, such as respiratory infections and skin rashes.

How We Clean Your Property

Our cleaning and sanitizing process typically involves the following steps:

  1. We will remove any furniture, carpets, and other belongings from the affected areas.
  2. We will clean the floors, walls, ceilings, and other surfaces using a variety of methods, including dry cleaning, wet cleaning, spray and wipe, foam cleaning, abrasive cleaning, and immersion cleaning.
  3. We will use antimicrobial, antibacterial, or disinfectant treatments to kill any remaining bacteria or other harmful organisms.
  4. We will dry the property thoroughly.
  5. We will replace any furniture, carpets, and other belongings that were damaged.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of South Atlanta 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

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