Hoarding is a problem that affects millions of Americans as the behaviors associated with hoarding can lead to hazardous living conditions within the home. It is classified as a mental disorder with underlying anxiety issues that causes those affected to have difficulty throwing away anything. This results in a buildup of collected items that can block off areas of the home and harbor bacteria and other harmful substances that can have serious health effects. ServiceMaster NCR provides hoarding cleaning service in Falls Church, VA to help clean and restore the homes of hoarders. We are trained and experienced to handle the cleaning and disinfection of homes affected by hoarding to restore safe and sanitary living conditions.
Dealing with the effects of hoarding is always a delicate situation because it can be difficult for those affected to part with certain items as the home is cleaned. A friend or family member normally has to get the cleaning process started because those who hoard rarely seek help themselves. Our technicians are fully qualified to clean and restore the homes of hoarders with the proper license and certification and we use the most advanced cleaning products and equipment of the industry to clean and sanitize the home after removing unwanted hoarded objects. The affected individual is given the final word on whether objects should be kept, thrown away, or donated.
Our cleaning equipment and products allow us to fully clean and disinfect the home and we can also remove any biohazard materials according to the rules and regulations of the EPA, OSHA, and the Department of Transportation. The hoarding cleaning services we provide include the following steps:
- Decontamination: The entire home is decontaminated to create more sanitary living conditions.
- Odor Removal: We can remove all residual odors with our powerful deodorizers.
- Proper Disposal: All items that are removed are either thrown away, recycled, or donated and biohazard materials are taken to a licensed facility for disposal.
The effects of hoarding should never be taken lightly as they can very quickly create a dangerous situation in the home that threatens the health and safety of the hoarder as well as their family. If you know someone in Falls Church, VA who needs help cleaning out their home, call ServiceMaster NCR for hoarding cleaning services. You can reach us 24 hours a day at (703) 596-3171 for more information.