Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Once our crew has determined that all moisture has been removed from the property, we continue on to another step to make sure everything looks, smells, and feels "Like it never even happened." Wet materials have a very distinct odor that doesn't usually go away when the moisture has been removed. Professionally deodorizing your home or business is part of our process as well as professionally cleaning your furniture, upholstery, clothing, and other restorable belongings damaged by the water. Our team of cleaning experts work with you to clean and restore the things that are most important to you. 

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna 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