Hoarding is a mental disorder that affects millions of people in the U.S. and the behaviors that are associated with hoarding often contribute to hazardous living conditions that can compromise the health and safety of those affected. People that struggle with hoarding collect all types of objects regardless of their usefulness or value and this collection builds over time as those affected also develop an inability to throw anything away. This not only creates a mess of the home, but also results in dangerous and unsanitary living conditions as the hoarded items may restrict access in the home, increase the risk of a fire, and harbor harmful mold, mildew, or bacteria growth. ServiceMaster NCR provides hoarding cleaning services in Reston, VA to remove hoarded items and thoroughly clean the home. We can effectively restore the home to a safe living condition and we treat the affected individual with a sense of compassion and respect throughout the process.
Each case of hoarding must be approached carefully because the individual affected is suffering from complex anxiety disorders that manifest as an inability to part with any of the collected items. Most people who struggle with hoarding are embarrassed by the condition of their homes and therefore will rarely reach out themselves for help. A close friend or family member is usually needed to intervene on behalf of the affected individual to begin the cleaning process. Throughout the cleaning process, our technicians will help the affected individual decide whether the items in their home should be kept, thrown away, or donated and we are careful to leave the ultimate decision with the individual.
Hoarding Cleaning Process
The technicians of ServiceMaster NCR have the training and certification to handle any case of hoarding using the best cleaning products and equipment of the industry. After removing all unwanted hoarded items, we will thoroughly clean and sanitize the home and we can also clean up and remove any biohazard materials we may find including bacteria growth, mold, and dead animals. Our hoarding cleaning process follows the rules and regulations of OSHA, the EPA, and the Department of Transportation and includes the following:
- Decontamination: We will completely decontaminate the house once the hoarded items have been removed.
- Deodorization: We use powerful deodorizers to remove odors.
- Disposal: We will dispose of, donate, or recycle all unwanted items and remove hazardous materials.
It is important to reach out to a friend or family member if they are struggling with hoarding issues to help them clean out their home before the living conditions become dangerous. ServiceMaster NCR provides hoarding cleaning in Reston, VA to help clean out the homes of hoarders and restore safe, sanitary living conditions. You can reach us 24 hours a day at (703) 212-7000 to learn more about our hoarding cleaning services.