Hoarding is a complex mental health disorder which causes people to be unable to discard or part with possessions regardless of the actual value either costly or sentimentally. A home affected by hoarding can be dangerous, unhealthy or both and oftentimes serious interventions need to happen in order to not only address the problem, but to help clean up this person’s home to make it safe again for them to live in. At Crime Scene Clean our staff has been trained to understand how difficult this situation is, and to help you clean up a house that has been affected by hoarding.
Our staff is both OSHA and EPA certified, and understands the potential dangers of cleaning up houses. When helping with a hoarding situation there is potential for biohazards. Oftentimes, there are mice in the house and possibly other dead animals which can cause diseases, bacteria, parasites and viruses. Hanta virus is caused by mice and is fatal when breathing in their urine or fecal matter. Other things to be aware of is Staph bacteria including MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) and E. coli, just to name a few.
When we work with you to help cleanup a hoarders house we make sure that everything that is disposed of goes through you first. We do not throw away anything that is salvageable without your consent. We will help to clean up the location, removing piles, junk, trash, and other debris. We will also clean and sanitize the area, and dispose of anything that cannot be repaired.
If you are concerned about a loved one that is hoarding, you should be aware that hoarding can cause serious dangers and is something that needs to be resolved. Hoarders not only will have biohazard materials at their house, but hoarding often causes fire hazards because they pile objects in front of doors and windows. Hoarding can also create mold and mildew amongst all the trash and piles that are left around, and this can be devastating to someone’s health. Also, hoarding creates more tripping and falling opportunities as stuff is left on the floor, and piles can collapse under their weight, trapping anyone in their way.
When you need help with one of your loved ones to improve their life and safety, we are here for you. We work all around Texas and are here to make sure that your home, or a home of a loved when is safe to live in and is properly cleaned. These jobs can be very difficult, emotionally and physically and can pose a serious threat to your health. So instead of tackling this task by yourself, call us today and we will help you through this difficult time.