Hoarding is becoming better understood as a mental disorder that may be a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder and the behaviors that result from hoarding can create dangerous and unsanitary living conditions for those affected. Those that hoard develop an inability to dispose of anything including food containers, newspapers, paper products, and sometimes animals and this collection of items can grow to interrupt daily routines, block off areas of the home, and create unsanitary conditions. ServiceMaster NCR provides hoarding cleaning services to help clean and restore the homes of hoarders in Arlington, VA. We can effectively clean and disinfect the home and we take a compassionate approach due to the sensitivity of the situation.
Hoarding projects must be dealt with delicately because the individual affected has a mental block preventing them from throwing away unnecessary hoarded items. It usually takes a family member or close friend to reach out to the affected individual so that the cleaning process can begin. As we clean out hoarders’ homes, we help the individual and their family make decisions on what items should be kept, discarded, or donated while making sure that the individual has control over the decision.
Hoarding Cleaning Process
Every technician at ServiceMaster NCR that works on hoarding cleaning projects has been certified and trained at the highest level to restore and sanitize even the most extreme cases of hoarding. We use the most advanced cleaning products and equipment available to clean up and disinfect the home once the hoarded items have been removed. We are also equipped to handle biohazard cleaning if we encounter mold, dead animals, or other hazards during the process.
Our hoarding cleaning services are done in compliance with the rules and regulations of the EPA, OSHA, and the Department of Transportation and they consist of the following steps:
♦ Decontamination: The affected areas are completely decontaminated after the hoarded items are removed.
♦ Odor Removal: Any lingering odors can be removed with our powerful deodorizers.
♦ Disposal: All unwanted items and hazardous materials will be properly disposed.
The consequences of hoarding behavior can seriously affect individuals that struggle with hoarding and their families by creating dangerous living conditions. If you have a friend or family member that hoards, it is important to help them address the issue before the situation becomes serious. ServiceMaster NCR provides hoarding cleaning services in Arlington, VA to help restore the home to a safe living condition. You can call us 24 hours a day at (855) 957-6627 for more information about our hoarding cleaning services.