Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 5 in the Water Repair and Restoration Process is cleaning and sanitizing.  After a major water loss the structure of your home will most likely require our professional cleaning services.  The same typically applies to the contents of the home and SERVPRO of Sussex County specializes in restoring your homes contents wherever possible. Restore versus replace means that your keepsakes will hopefully be brought back to their original state.  Additional  phases of Step 5 may include removal of odor and the need for sanitizing with antimicrobial and disinfectants to guard against possible secondary damage such as mold. We will also avail services to dispose of all affected materials.  

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Sussex County 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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