Compulsive hoarding is a complex anxiety disorder that makes it difficult for a person to discard or part with possessions, regardless of actual value. Hoarders may feel the item will be useful one day or feel sentimental about it. 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 effects 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 Restore of Central and North Okanagan, we know that successfully handling a hoarding situation calls for an honest, realistic approach and skills that can only come from special training and a 60-year legacy of professional cleaning. Working together with Matt Paxton, founder of Clutter Cleaner, ServiceMaster Restore brings the training and experience necessary to help resolve a hoarding situation, large or small. We restore homes—and lives.
Signs of hoarding include extreme collection and storage of items in the home and yard, accumulation of newspapers, rubbish, blocked doorways and windows, small pathways throughout home, rotting food, used food containers, human and or animal waste, rodent and insect infestation, mold, spider webs, and general neglect of home.
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