Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Thorough Sanitization for Kansas City Homes

Odors, microbes, and bacteria are all significant concerns after water damage strikes. However, SERVPRO's restoration technicians have a broad repertoire of tools to address these problems and leave your Kansas City property sanitary and odor-free. We take disinfection seriously and only commence cleanup with EPA-registered, OSHA-approved antimicrobial solutions that are safe and effective for residential disasters.

How Water Damage Causes Odors

? In just 24 to 48 hours after damage starts, mold and bacterial growth can cause unpleasant, musty odors.
? Floodwaters bring in contaminants like silt and sewage that are both unsafe to clean with consumer-grade products and odorous
? Small pipe leaks under floors or behind walls can take time to show up, but once you can smell them, the leak has likely been an issue for a while.

If your Kansas City residence has a wet, musty smell, it may be time to have your home inspected for water damage.

Odor Control Through Cleaning and Deodorization

We use several different methods of odor control, including injecting carpet with deodorizers and implementing HEPA-filter air scrubbers to improve indoor air quality. We also dispense counteractant odor beads in air intake systems and leave trays of odor-absorbing granules in affected rooms.

Disinfection with EPA-registered cleaners is also effective due to their ability to remove odor-causing bacteria and microbes. Large-scale odor problems can be addressed with industrial-grade devices like ultra-low volume foggers and hydroxyl generators. 

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa 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

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