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Hoarding is the popular word for Challenging or Chronic Disorganization, and describes a situation in which a person has created an unsafe living condition in their home through collecting too much stuff or simply not cleaning. We have years of experience and expert knowledge that can help:
The first step is a home visit in which we will assess the home using the Institute for Challenging Disorganization’s home assessment scale from 1 to 5 and evaluate the level of health hazard. The proper cleanup of feces, biohzardous materials, bacteria and the evaluation of infestations shouldn’t be left to amateurs as they pose a very real health threat.
We are also committed to providing a level of compassionate service to our clients in this area. We get to know the families involved and we care deeply about this as a mental health issue – all of our staff are thoroughly trained not only with the special skills needed to perform this kind of cleaning, but also in helping families feel that we are their partners in building a healthy future, without any stigma.
Our services are unique in that we work with families to help create a lasting clean. We do our best to avoid ‘sweep out’ cleaning – this is when a municipality enforces the cleanup and the residents are forced to have all belongings dumped indiscriminately so that the room can simply be ‘swept out’. By hiring us before it gets to that point, we can restore the home to it’s healthy, clean state which helps deter recidivism (returning to old habits). We also require residents to participate in at least three monthly visits with our cleaning technicians, and we provide a complete home cleaning kit at no charge.