Hoarding Clean Up
Have you heard of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? This condition is the psychological cause of hoarding – which affects almost three million Americans. Biologic is an expert in cleaning homes or warehouses which are filled with clutter, trash, and items which the hoarder probably doesn't even realize they have.
These homes can be dangerous – they attract rodents and also usually have mold and mildew problems. We normally work for families of people who have this problem. Note one thing – unless you have a Power of Attorney over that individual, we cannot enter the home without a “Permission to Enter” form.
Some people hoard animals – these homes may have high ammonia levels, which can lead to anosmia (inability to detect odors) or dysomia (distorted ability to discern what they are smelling). Air quality in these homes can be marginal and may create respiratory problems.
Here are signs you may be dealing with a hoarder:
- Your family member talks excessively about their belongings
- They prevent you from going into parts of their house
- They have several storage units
- They have closets and garages that are in serious need of cleaning
- They talk excessively about their belongings
Dramatic action is usually required on the part of caring relatives. Biologic will help your family determine an inventory – what items should be kept, donated to charity or thrown away. A house cleaning and general disinfecting may be necessary after the whole process is over to eliminate unwanted contaminants. Biologic combines compassion with professionalism to help them on
the road to recovery.