Cleaning up a hoarding situation is not as easy as simply tossing out junk. Establishments where hoarding has occurred are often rife with dangerous material from old garbage, food and other waste. Insects and rodents are often present and the risk for sickness and disease can be quite high.
That's why it's critical to contact a hoarding cleanup specialist like Aftermath.
When a person with hoarding disorders is left isolated, there is no one there to make sure the person has access to clean water and indoor plumbing, fresh foods, current medications, proper mobility, and medical care. These situations can create an environment that is too dangerous to clean up without the necessary precautions.
If you are providing help for someone suffering from hoarding, finding a hoarding cleanup specialist is a vital step on the road to recovery. Aftermath offers superior services and an unparalleled compassion for those who have suffered so much.
Help from a Specialist
Hoarding poses a high risk of dangerous bacteria from the presence of vermin and various forms of waste. Hoarding is more than just a mental disorder. It is also a serious physical health risk. The cleanup process is best left to a professional or specialist.
A hoarding cleanup specialist will:
- Dispose of any unsalvageable materials (while following local, state, and federal regulations).
- Sanitize, clean, and deodorize the area to help protect occupants and property value.
- Wear personal protective clothing and respirators to avoid exposure to biohazards.
- Offer their expertise while being respectful, compassionate, and discreet.
Because hoarding cleanups can involve the growth of bacteria and often include large mounds of material, hiring a professional is the best way to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from harm. Aftermath has helped families recover properties from the results of hoarding for over 19 years. You can learn more here about professional hoarding cleanup services.
NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/27/health/when-hoarding-morphs-into-a-safety-hazard.html?_r=0