Hoarding is a disorder that affects a significant number of people in the U.S. including family members that live in the same home. Many people that struggle with hoarding have underlying anxiety issues that prevent them from throwing away or disposing of anything which results in a large buildup of hoarded items. The hoard creates dangerous and unsanitary living conditions as it can severely restrict access in the home and harbor harmful materials such as mold or bacteria. ServiceMaster SouthWest provides hoarding cleaning services in Missouri City, TX to help those that struggle with hoarding clean and restore their homes. We establish a personal connection with the affected individual based on mutual trust and respect and involve them heavily in the cleaning process.
ServiceMaster Hoarding Cleaning Process
ServiceMaster Restore has recently adopted a new hoarding cleaning process that was created with the help of Matt Paxton, host of TV’s Hoarders. The new approach is built on establishing feelings of trust and respect with the individual that struggles with hoarding before beginning any cleaning. We then create a cleaning plan with the individual and their family while giving the individual the final say in what happens to each of the hoarded objects. It is very common for those that struggle with hoarding to not seek help because they are embarrassed by their situation. If you have a friend or family member that hoards, it is best to help them understand the seriousness of the situation so that they agree to have their home cleaned.
Our hoarding cleaning services consists of these phases:
- Build feeling of trust and respect with affected individual
- Create a cleaning plan based on specific needs
- Follow up after the cleaning to ensure that the home is being kept clean
Cleaning the home of a hoarder can be an extreme job and our technicians are ready to handle any hoarding cleaning project with the best cleaning equipment and products available. We can fully clean and sanitize the home once the hoarded objects have been removed and we are also equipped to clean up biohazard materials including mold, bacteria, bodily fluids, and dead animals if we encounter them. Our hoarding cleaning services are in compliance with OSHA, EPA, and Department of Transportation rule and regulations and consist of these steps:
- Decontamination: We remove all biohazard materials and decontaminate the home after the cleaning to restore sanitary living conditions.
- Deodorization: We use powerful deodorizers to remove unpleasant odors.
- Proper Disposal: We can help decide which items should be kept, thrown away, donated, or recycled and any biohazard materials are disposed of at a licensed facility.
Hoarding behaviors can create a dangerous situation inside a home so if you know someone that struggles with hoarding, reach out to them to have their home cleaned. ServiceMaster SouthWest can effectively clean the homes of hoarders in Missouri City, TX and we take a compassionate and respectful approach to include the affected individual in the process. You can call us any time at (281) 247-3113 to learn more about our hoarding cleaning services.