Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Now that all water and moisture is removed from the property our teams now turn to "putting things back together." The next step in the process is cleaning and sanitization. The SERVPRO pursuit is to always leave the properties we work on with the impression that nothing's happened. And in fact, this is the SERVPRO motto: "Like it never even happened."

And part of that, not noticing some water damage event happened, is a clean and livable space. 

The water damage restoration process can be a messy pursuit, especially when we're reminded that remediation and restoration work is reconstruction work. And that's reconstruction work in every way, building, cutting, removing, installing and finishing. The dust and the impact of restoration pros navigating water damage can leave a property in disarray. This fifth step addresses this, not leaving the project half-done, but working to ensure that the property is fit for working and living. 

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of East Greenwich / Warwick / Cranston 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