Hoarding is a compulsive tendency to accumulate worthless possessions and an inability to throw anything away. Hoarding distresses families and angers neighbors. Hoarding has received a lot of exposure due to reality television.
Johns Hopkins University released a 2008 scientific study estimating as many as four percent of Americans are hoarders. It’s estimated compulsive hoarding affects approximately 700,000 to 1.4 million people in the US. Many people hoard not to collect or save things but because they fear throwing something away. They may experience anxiety when considering discarding something, so they keep it instead to prevent feeling anxious.
Hoarding cleanup services depend a lot on the type of hoarding. Hoarding magazines is different than hoarding cats or dogs, where animal feces and urine are involved. Hoarding can create a severe health risk during hoarder cleanup in Washington and Oregon. Cleanup technicians risk exposure to serious pathogens such as Hanta virus, Histoplasmosis, and Staph bacteria such as MRSA and E. coli.
We start hoarding cleanup by disposing of unsalvageable materials per local, state, and federal guidelines for hazardous material disposal. Next, we help the customer go through their belongings, deciding which items to keep, donate, or throw away. Finally, we sanitize, clean, and deodorize everything with proven cleaning solutions and techniques to protect property value and restore health and safety.
Call us at 1-877-524-6411 if you need discreet hoarding cleanup or clutter clean-up in Washington and Oregon.
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