Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

If you remember back in Step 3, we packed out any/all restorable items. Along with the structure, all of those belongings will need to be cleaned. Cleaning and Sanitizing is step 5 in the water restoration process. While in this step we will clean items like clothing, upholstery, furniture, precious keepsakes and basically anything else that can be restored due to water damage. Since wet materials have a musty odor, it is highly likely that a water loss property will need professional odor removal and deodorization. If any items have been damaged, we will work closely with you and your insurance adjuster to receive guidance on what to do next.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Frankfort 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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