Hoarder Homes are tricky, and no two houses are identical.
The key to cleaning a hoarder's house is understanding the total amount of work to be completed. This includes the job hazards, the time frame to complete the project, and the different components of the job.
Depending on the situation, the client may want a complete clean out, a re-organization and sterilization, Air duct cleaning, carpet cleaning, and other home repairs.
Other times, there may be only a portion of the job that the client desires to be completed.
Here are the steps to Cleaning and Organizing a Hoarder Home....
Itemize: Each and every job is different. Some customers only want debris removed. Be careful and safe in what you are removing. Most times there is only one way in and out of the home, make sure to make a clear area in another room so there is always 2 ways to get out in an emergency.
Prepare a Staging Area: Staging areas are needed to make sure you know what content is being kept as well as thrown away or donated. Many times there is no room in home so if there is a designated outdoor space this could be very helpful.
Identifying Where To take Debris and Trash Removal: Many jobs require a large amount of debris to be removed. Once the debris has been removed from the home it is critical to remove from the property to avoid the customer from rummaging and bringing things back in the home. Using dumpsters for large jobs is suggested.
Once all the content and garbage is removed from the home and all that is left is the remaining things that will stay in home the home will need to be cleaned and disinfected with proper cleaning products
We at SERVPRO of Piscataway try to make this as painless as possible knowing that getting rid of items and personnel things can be difficult for some.
Please give us a call if you need any help in the Clean up process of your home.
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