Hoarding problems are more common than most would think; they affect about 2-5 percent of the world’s population. Sometimes we are left cleaning up after a hoarding situation after the death of a loved one. In other cases, we find ourselves helping clean up the home of a hoarder who is getting help taking care of their hoarding tendencies. In either case, there are some important things to understand about hoarding situations.
Hoarders hold onto both valuable and useless items and it can be difficult to tell which objects sitting in a pile should be saved and which should be discarded, which makes the hoarding cleanup difficult. Without the help of a knowledgeable crew of experts, valuable items can easily be thrown away by mistake.
Hoarding can also damage the structure of a home. Often, the weight associated with all of a hoarder’s belongings can put stress on a building and damage its structural integrity. In some cases, a home can become contaminated with mold or other biohazards because hoarders typically aren’t able to thoroughly clean their residence. It is very common for animal contamination to occur in hoarding environments. They may be in the form of pet waste or bug infestations. If animals are involved, be aware that animal waste is considered a biohazard by federal standards, which means that it is a threat to the health of anyone that comes into contact with it. The STOP Restoration of Albuquerque, NM is trained and committed to providing biohazard clean-up services safely, competently and efficiently.
Hoarding clean up is typically a time consuming job that can be overwhelming and stressful for family members. With the help of experts trained to handle hoarding situations, this task can be taken care of properly and efficiently. STOP Restoration of Albuquerque, NM is here to help you with the hoarding clean up and de-cluttering process. We know that extreme hoarding situations need to be kept confidential and that there may be important possessions that need to be saved. If you or someone you know needs help taking care of a hoarding situation, the STOP Restoration can be reached 24/7 at (505) 892-3112.