Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

After the space is dried and the moisture is eradicated the next step in the process is CLEANING and SANITIZING. At this point in the process the water and moisture are gone, but the damage is still there. Walls, flooring, ceilings, furniture, upholstery, clothing, and many other items in your property will need professional cleaning services. Added to professional cleaning needs, there is likely also the need for odor removal and deodorization.

Our team of pros has access to the most advanced techniques and because we're a part of a national brand we have access to a wealth of experience. 

When it comes to cleaning and restoring your property and individual pieces of content our SERVPRO of Elmhurst team is here to help. 

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Elmhurst 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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