Hoarding Clean Up
Hoarding Clean Up
Compulsive hoarding is a complex anxiety disorder that makes it difficult for a person to discard or part with possessions, regardless of their actual value. Hoarders may feel items will be useful one day or that they have sentimental value. Many have dealt with this problem their entire lives, and often only after other family members become involved is the issue addressed.
In addition to excessive clutter, other serious consequences of compulsive hoarding can include fire or health hazards and infestations. In many cases, due to the level of contamination in a hoarder environment, our highly trained technicians must utilize protective gear to avoid infection. Our service includes debris removal, biohazard disposal, content cleaning for salvageable items and general cleaning, sanitizing and deodorizing services.
At ServiceMaster of Midland/Orillia, we know that successfully handling a hoarding situation calls for an honest, realistic approach and professional skills that can only come from specialized training. Our company has 65 years of experience and expertise in the professional cleaning and restoration industry, so we are able handle all situations. Working together with Matt Paxton, founder of Clutter Cleaner, ServiceMaster of Midland/Orillia brings the training and experience necessary to help resolve any hoarding situation, large or small.
If you or a loved one is experiencing a hoarding situation, we will work with you or the property owner to restore the property, and your peace of mind.
SIGNS OF HOARDING
Indications of hoarding include extreme collection and storage of items in the property and yard, accumulation of newspapers, rubbish, blocked doorways and windows, small pathways throughout the building, rotting food, used food containers, human and or animal waste, rodent and insect infestation, mold, spider webs, and general neglect of the property.
What is a code or by-law upgrade?
A code or by-law upgrade is an upgrade that is made when your home’s pre-loss condition no longer meets legal building codes. Your insurance company may recognize code upgrades in the estimation process. Any questions regarding code upgrades should be directed to your Insurance Adjuster.
Do I need to move out of my home during the restoration process?
Depending on the extent of damage, your insurance representative can help you answer this question. Ultimately, however, this is a decision you must reach on your own. Some things you may want to consider are safety concerns, odours, electricity, and disruption as a result of the equipment, work and noise that may be necessary to complete the restoration process in your home. If vacating your premises during the process, consider forwarding your mail to your temporary residence; stopping your newspaper and other deliveries; notifying your utility company, cable company, etc., of the temporary suspension of services during the restoration process.
PREVENTING WATER DAMAGE IN YOUR HOME
Water damage can occur from a leak, plumbing issues or weather-related events. Repairing the damage can range from a quick fix to a large scale restoration but the good news is that most of the time it could have been avoided in the firs