Hoarding was once considered a strange habit of refusing to throw away anything that has come into the home. It is now classified as a mental disorder as it has been discovered that the root of hoarding behaviors is anxiety. Those who are affected allow all types of items to accumulate in their home and their underlying anxiety prevents them from parting with any of it. As a result, piles of hoarded items will grow and increase the risk of fire, injury, and mold or bacteria growth which can result in health issues. The home of a hoarder must be cleaned out to restore safe and sanitary living conditions. RestorationMaster provides complete hoarding cleaning services to help thoroughly clean and restore the homes of hoarders in Charleston and North Charleston, SC.
Reliable and Respectful Hoarding Cleanup
Hoarding cleanup is a tough job not only because of the condition of some hoarder’s homes, but also because this can be a difficult experience for the hoarder. Those that hoard are typically embarrassed by the buildup in their homes and they usually don’t reach out for help themselves. If someone close to you has a problem with hoarding, it is important to reach out to them and get the cleaning process started before the home becomes too dangerous. Our technicians understand that this is a difficult situation for the affected individual. We make sure to build a personal relationship with the individual to develop mutual trust and respect, and we also involve them in the planning and cleaning process. The final decision of what to do with each hoarded item is left to the individual so that they can have some level of control.
Each of our technicians are highly trained and equipped to handle any case of hoarding we may encounter. We can safely and effectively remove biohazard materials including bodily fluids, mold growth, bacteria, and dead animals and we will thoroughly clean and disinfect the home once the hoarded items have been sorted out. Our hoarding cleaning services follow the guidelines of OSHA, the EPA, and the Department of Transportation and include these basic steps:
- Decontamination: We clean up all biohazard materials after the unwanted hoarded items are removed and decontaminate the entire area for safer living conditions.
- Deodorization: We have powerful deodorizers to remove any lingering odors.
- Proper Disposal: We ensure that all hoarded items are either disposed of, recycled, donated, or kept. Dangerous biohazard materials are safely transported to a licensed medical waste facility.
Hoarding behaviors have very dangerous consequences for hoarders and their families which is why it must be addressed as soon as possible. If you know someone in Charleston or North Charleston, SC who has issues with hoarding, reach out to them and call RestorationMaster for hoarding cleaning services. We are available 24 hours a day at (843) 640-0404 to answer your call.