Hoarding is much more than simply living a cluttered life. It is a psychological disease that more than 3 million Americans suffer from each and every day. Using items as a way to insulate themselves between emotional insecurities and the outside world, these individuals occupy every square foot of space with trash, trinkets and priceless mementos.
The result? Overstuffed surroundings, friends and family desperate to help, while the individual blind to the severity of their situation.
Hoarding Remediation is much more than de-cluttering a house- but rather a necessary step in the recovery of a legitimate compulsive disorder.
At All Flood & Fire Clean up and Restoration, we understand the proper way to handle any Hoarding Clean up situation. Properly trained and certified by the IICRC, we ensure that we focus on the individual’s specific needs, and respect the fragility of their situation. Servicing the Greater Chicago area since 1996, we are able to handle any of your hoarding cleanup needs.
Working exclusively with the individual’s trained therapist, along with family and friends, we can restore the property to a habitable condition; despite the years of accumulation and neglect.
Ready to make the call? Reach out at 1-877-DRY-YOU-1 for prompt, efficient help any time, day or night. Available 24/7 and 365 days a year, we have a friendly staff ready to take your call.
Remediation of a Hoarding Environment
Depending on the individual, various amounts of damage could occur in a hoarding environment. Mold, water damage, animal feces and rotting food could all cause severe damage to the structural integrity of the home, and usually are not found until the clutter has been cleared. At All Flood & Fire Clean up and Restoration, we address these individual issues separately, which allows us to properly restore the home to a safe and livable environment.
Mold Damage – We are equipped with the proper equipment and technology to handle all kinds of mold. With the use of negative pressure, HEPA rated air filters and other types of equipment, our technicians can restore areas of the home that were damaged by mold.
Water Damage – Many times, leaks and other types of water damage are not detected due to massive amounts of clutter and obstructing the view. Once the clutter has been cleared, our technicians will be able to address and fix any leaks and properly restore the damaged areas. Most likely, the situation will require tearing out the damaged sheetrock and replacing it with fresh, new pieces. This way, we can ensure the safety of the environment by rebuilding the weakened areas.
Animal Feces – In our experience working in hoarding environments, we have seen many cases of animals relieving themselves indoors. Not only does this expose the occupants of the home to the serious danger of harmful bacteria, E. Coli and another carcinogens, but it also severely damages any carpet, subflooring and sheetrock in which it is exposed.
When you hire All Flood & Fire Clean up and Restoration, we will arrive equipped with the proper techniques to not only restore the damaged areas, but to safely neutralize the oppressive odors of the home.
Rotting Food – Trash and rotting food are commonly found in a hoarder’s home. Saved with the intention of using for another time, the hoarder simply can not consume fast enough to avoid the bacteria build-up as the food and trash decomposes.
With that rotted food comes a terrible smell, as well as damage from the seeping liquids of the rotting remains. However, when you choose All Flood & Fire Clean up and Restoration, our team of technicians will arrive equipped with the proper tools to not only clean up the horrific mess, but to neutralize the odors in the process.
Proper Restoration Requires a Professional
If you believe a loved one is suffering from Hoarding and could be in danger of their own living environment, give All Flood & Fire Clean up and Restoration a call. We understand that restoring a hoarding environment requires much more than removing the clutter. It also requires respect for the individual making the transition.
Servicing the Greater Chicago area since 1996, we are able to handle any of your hoarding cleanup needs. Available 24/7 and 365 days a year, we have a friendly staff ready to take your call. You can reach us immediately at 1-877-DRY-YOU-1 for prompt, efficient help any time, day or night.