Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Cleaning up after a water damage can be pretty extensive.  During this process, much of the structure and contents may need to be cleaned and sanitized.  This process is something that SERVPRO of Northbrook/Wheeling/Glencoe takes seriously.  Along with the many products that we use from SERVPRO corporate, we also utilize many botanical disinfectants.  These products are all natural, and are great for those with chemical sensitivities.  We understand that you want the best for your home and those who live in it, which is why we always try to find the latest and greatest when it comes to cleaning. 

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Northbrook / Wheeling / Glencoe 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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