Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

What Cleanup is Needed in Water Damaged Clearwater Properties?

Cleaning up after a water damage event can be one of the most important steps our professionals take to return your home to preloss condition. We prioritize the training and experience of our cleaning technicians, allowing them to become the most rounded and knowledgeable assets on our roster. Because there are many levels of cleaning required after water restoration, these professionals are ready to begin their work immediately following drying.

What Tools Complete this Cleanup?

One of the biggest obstacles for our technicians cleaning up after water damage is the residues and debris left behind. We have proven the cleaning tactics to address these concerns and effective products to overcome soiling and staining. From dry vacuuming loose debris to foam cleaning with longer contact times, we can effectively restore the initial appearance of impacted surfaces when possible. Contents can benefit from on-site or off-site cleaning, which can include:

  • Drying
  • Disinfection
  • Deodorization
  • Safe storage at SERVPRO facility 

Choosing Between Cleanup or Controlled Demolition

With many aging homes in Pinellas County and historic Cleveland Street, the right recovery and remediation solution is not always set. While we intend to restore over replace, this is not always feasible. There are many instances where repairs and reconstruction are more efficient and cost-effective than cleaning and deodorization. And careful evaluation of impacted structural elements can determine where our general contractor license is more beneficial to the household. 

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Clearwater South / Clearwater Beach 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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