Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

The Many Levels of Cleaning Miami Homes After Water Losses

With cleaning being such a crucial element to all of the restorative practices that our SERVPRO team begins, our technicians that oversee this phase of recovery are among the most well-trained of our responding professionals. There are multiple layers and levels of cleaning necessary to restore a Miami home after a substantial loss incident.

The Products and Equipment to Clean Your Miami House

Residues and debris are among the most immediate factors that must get addressed after a water loss incident. Despite how widespread these conditions might appear, proven cleaning tactics like dry vacuuming and foam cleaning can reduce the severity of soiling and staining after prolonged water exposure. In some situations, moving damaged contents to our nearby SERVPRO facility can help as well.

With our content managers, items can:

  • Get intricate cleaning with potent agents
  • Get thoroughly dried
  • Get placed in deodorization chambers to remove lingering wet smells
  • Await the return to your restored property in our climate-controlled warehouse

Cleaning or Controlled Demolition?

Some lines exist in the restoration process that determine the perceived costs of corrective actions like cleaning and deodorization against the expense of removing these installed materials and replacing them. With in-house contractors, the expense of rebuilding can sometimes be less than the time and effort utilized to return individual portions of construction materials and marred contents to their original condition before disaster struck.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of South Miami 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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