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7/12/2021 (Permalink)

Hoarding Problem in Ventura County Hoarding Problem in Ventura County


Hoarding is a serious problem that is more than just the dramatized version we see on TV.  If you’ve ever been a home that was overwhelmed with hoarding, you know the toll it can take not only on the house but on the people who live in it.

Whether that hoarder is a friend or colleague who lives on their own, or they’re a family member who lives with you, you probably like to help. But when cleaning up these homes, more is involved than just taking out the trash.

Most people who hoard on an extreme level have emotional and mental health problems. People dealing with this disorder have a constant issue getting rid of their possessions. This leads to clutter that can disrupt their way of living with others. But when the well –being of the home occupants is in danger, cleaning up a hoarded home is necessary. And when you do, it’s best to call a professional who handle such cases regularly.

Hoarding is usually manifest itself more like an indoor junkyard. A house that has been taken over by a hoarder:

  • Poses safety hazards; fire hazard, tripping, hazardous materials/ bio contaminants
  • Looks terrible
  • Emits a stale or foul odor
  • Affects all inhabitants negatively

Hoarder Cleanup is like cleaning up to a crime scene. You need to very cautious when it comes to the physical removal of the trash and clean-up process. Workers must wear protective suits (PPE), which include disposable gloves and face mask, to protect themselves against bacteria and diseases. They also keep a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on hand.

Hoarding cleanup services are effective way to curtail the hoarder habits and even to restore the home to proper living conditions. With hoarding cleanup, you can transform the home into an entirely new feeling.

The idea of a hoarding cleanup, will probably seem objectionable to the hoarder, that’s why the best strategy to initiate the hoarding cleanup process may be to approach the hoarder with an organized list of concern. When done in a caring way with a family and friends. With care and a good plan, the hoarder can be convinced that hoarding cleanup is what’s best for everyone.

If you or a loved one suffers from hoarding or you need assistance cleaning out a hoarder’s house. Using the latest cleaning and restoration tools and techniques, we’re standing by 24/7 to return any property to a safe, clean and orderly condition.

Call us at: SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

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