Is hoarding affecting your property?
If you’ve had a rental or family property impacted by hoarding, you’re familiar with the piles upon piles of objects that can accumulate. But how much do you know about the dangers?
Hoarding is an obsessive disorder that causes people to hang on to possessions. Hoarding is a serious issue that increases the risk of fires, mold, and any number of other household hazards.
As objects pile up in the home, they present fire hazards and can hide pests or mold growth. All of those effects of hoarding could render a property unusable.
So if you’ve discovered that one of your properties has been used for hoarding, call in professionals, like the team at SERVPRO of Greater Northern Charleston who can clean up the space and ensure the area is safely rehabilitated for future use.
What’s Involved in the Clean-up Process
A professional team will provide a comprehensive clean-up plan to mitigate any safety hazards that have been created due to objects and trash building up over time
Removal of Dangerous Substances
Because hoarding leads to piles of clutter and other objects, it can conceal dangerous hazards, including toxic mold, insects, and rodents.
To ensure you are safely cleaning the space, partner with professionals who are educated about best practices for removal and outfitted in the appropriate safety gear.
Removal of Items
This is likely the part of clean-up that comes to mind first. During this stage, the space is cleared of all affected items, furniture, clutter, including items like newspapers and even trash.
Once everything is removed and the space is cleared entirely, a professional team will then deep clean the property. During this phase, they’ll take steps to remove all residue and mitigate any odors.
This will help restore the property to its habitable status again.
In need of a team to help restore a space where hoarding has been an issue? Contact our team at SERVPRO® of Greater Northern Charleston, and we’ll make it like it never even happened.
Contact us 24/7 at 843.552.1226 or on our Contact Us page on the web. We are always here to help!