With the recent research that has been done about the mental illness behind hoarding, we can better understand those who are affected. Those suffering from hoarding have anxiety issues, leading the individual to show attachment to various objects. As a result, the individual will have a hard time throwing out these objects or clearing their home of unneeded clutter. Hoarding behaviors can vary from person to person as some people may hoard knickknacks or books in large quantities while others may hoard larger objects or animals. This buildup of clutter can lead to dangerous situations that increase the risk of injury or fires, and the presence of biohazard materials like mold or bacteria may cause health issues like asthma and infections. These situations are incredibly delicate, and need to be dealt with in the most comforting and caring way. ServiceMaster Kwik Restore understands the delicate nature of these situations and provides hoarding cleaning services in Woodstock, IL. Our technicians are compassionate and respectful to those involved, and we make sure the affected individual participates throughout the entire cleaning process.
The condition of the home may appear normal on the outside, but the interior may be an unhealthy and dangerous environment. The clutter can increase the risk of fire and injury by creating tripping hazards, as well as block exits that make it difficult to move around the home or escape in case of an emergency. Biohazard materials from bacteria, mold growth, or hoarded animals may introduce unknown diseases and create unsanitary conditions in the home. It is very important to help an individual that struggles with hoarding understand the danger of living in cluttered and unsanitary conditions. We know these are difficult situations to handle, and our team forms a bond with the individual before the cleaning begins to help establish trust during this difficult time in their life.
At ServiceMaster Kwik Restore, we know an essential part of hoarding cleanup is handling the items with care and respect. We assist in sorting through items and dividing up what needs to be disposed of, what is kept, and what can be donated to local charities. Our technicians are fully trained and certified to work in compliance with OSHA, EPA, and Department of Transportation guidelines and we can also handle biohazard clean up properly.
Our hoarding cleanup services involve:
- Decontamination: We remove all items and do a full sanitization of the home.
- Odor Removal: We locate the source of the odors, and use quality deodorizers to eliminate lingering smells
- Proper Disposal: For any items that are not kept, we take special care to dispose of them properly, either through donation, disposal or recycling.
No one wants to see their loved one suffering. In cases of hoarding, we respect and protect the individual’s feelings during the process to ensure the recovery goes smoothly. Time can be essential for the individual’s health and safety, so if your loved one is showing signs of hoarding behaviors, don’t hesitate to call. The technicians of ServiceMaster Kwik Restore will work diligently to restore the home back to livable standards. You can call us anytime at (815) 261-9195 for more information about our hoarding cleaning services in Woodstock, IL.