Hoarding Cleaning

Hoarding Cleaning Services for Willmar, MN

Hoarding has gotten some major attention in the U.S. in the last several years and great strides have been made to better understand the mind of a hoarder in order to provide more effective help.  These recent developments have been applied to the restoration industry so that professionals who clean out hoarders homes also have a better understanding of the disorder.  Hoarding is considered part of a complex anxiety disorder in which those affected have an inability to throw away any items, regardless of value.  These behaviors can become dangerous as the collection of hoarded items can grow large enough to restrict access to parts of the home, increase the risk of a fire, and create unsanitary living conditions by harboring mold, bacteria, and other harmful substances.  ServiceMaster Professional Services provides hoarding cleaning services to clean out and restore the homes of those in Willmar, MN who struggle with hoarding disorder.

Our experience has shown the best results with hoarding cleaning projects come with an honest, compassionate, and realistic approach to the situation.  More often than not, those that struggle with hoarding disorder are embarrassed about the condition of their home and do not seek help themselves, requiring a close friend or family member to intervene.  Before beginning any cleaning, it is important to help the individual understand that hoarding is nothing to be embarrassed about and to earn their trust and respect so they can be included in the cleaning.

Hoarding Cleaning Servies in Willmar, MN

At ServiceMaster Professional Services, our technicians are highly trained to clean up and restore any hoarding case using the best available cleaning equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE).  Every technician that works on hoarding cleaning projects is licensed, bonded, and insured and we make sure to follow the rules and regulations of OSHA, the EPA, and the Department of Transportation.  We organize our hoarding cleaning efforts into the following 3-phase approach:

  • Phase 1: We establish a personal connection built on mutual trust and respect with the individual before beginning the cleaning process.
  • Phase 2: We sit down with the individual and their family to create a cleaning plan that is followed throughout the process.
  • Phase 3: We will do a follow up with the individual to make sure they are keeping the home clean and we will return to provide further cleaning services if necessary.

The cleaning phase of our hoarding cleaning services include the following steps:

  • Salvaging jewelry, money, and other valuables
  • Removal of unwanted items
  • Help determining what should be thrown away, recycled, or donated
  • Distribution of valuable objects to friends and family members
  • Help with the necessary paperwork of lawyers and government agencies
  • Complete disinfection and odor removal after removal of the hoarded items

Hoarding is a serious matter that can have dangerous implications for those that suffer as well as their families that live in the same household.  If you know someone in Willmar, MN who struggles with hoarding issues, contact ServiceMaster Professional Services for hoarding cleaning services.  We approach the situation with a sense of compassion and establish mutual trust with the individual before entering the home.  You can call us anytime at (320) 235-3050 for more information about our hoarding cleaning services.