Hoarding involves the excessive acquisition and storing of items within a home or business and the unwillingness or inability to discard them. People who hoard expose themselves and others to a variety of health and safety risks including falling over piles, infection from poor sanitation, and accidental fires resulting from neglected property maintenance. Frequently, hoarders live with numerous animals, many of which may die but remain within the home. Often hoarders store food in unsanitary conditions for years at a time.
Hoarding was defined as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association in 2013. The mental and emotional aspects of this condition further complicate an already difficult situation. Friends and family often struggle to understand how a loved one could stand to live in such unsanitary conditions. Nevertheless, it is critical to resolve a hoarding situation both physically through cleanup and mentally through psychological help so your loved one can resume a healthy, safe life.
Southern Bio Recovery, Inc. specializes in the intensive cleaning, sanitization, and odor remediation necessary to restore a hoarder’s home or office to a safe, livable space.
The Cleaning Process
Cleaning a hoarding situation requires personal protective equipment, advanced cleaning equipment, and specialized training. Our technicians understand the psychological aspects of hoarding and will work with the client to sort through the debris. We will never dispose of a potentially valuable object without gaining approval from the client.
Once our technicians remove garbage, spoiled food, and sometimes animal carcasses from the structure, they will clean and sanitize every surface. The process can take anywhere from a single day to a couple of weeks depending on the size of the situation and the type of debris. No matter how long it takes, when our work is done, the property will not only appear clean, but will be disinfected and habitable once again.
Contact us today to begin restoring your home and your life.