If anyone in your family struggles with a hoarding disorder, you understand that cleaning their home is a monumental task. The experts at ServiceMaster DSI are here to help with compassionate hoarding cleanup services in Kansas City, MO. Because of the complexities of hoarding disorder, hoarding cleanup is a complex task that requires patience, understanding, and experience.
Let’s take a look at some of the tools and techniques that our hoarding cleanup experts utilize for a successful cleanup.
Advanced Cleaning Techniques
In severe hoarding cases, oftentimes we find dirt, insects, animal droppings, or other waste throughout the home. Simply removing items won’t fix this, which is why we utilize advanced cleaning techniques to ensure the home is thoroughly sanitized.
For example, we may use adenosine triphosphate (ATP) testing to determine whether there are infectious materials present. If we discover any, we will treat the affected area and perform another test to ensure all infectious materials have been removed.
Our hoarding cleanup team is made up of highly trained, experienced technicians who have the necessary skills to not only perform the technical aspects of cleanup but also to handle the complexities of working with the hoarder.
This includes having an understanding of hoarding disorder. Our experts will work with the hoarder and their support network (social worker, therapist, etc.) to ensure the hoarder is comfortable with the process and that they remain in control. If the hoarder feels out of control during the cleanup, it heightens their anxiety, bringing the entire project to a halt.
Training in Complex Cleaning Situations
Our technicians are trained in tackling a variety of complex cleaning scenarios. Improper cleaning can lead to continuing issues or even permanent damage to the property. For example, in some hoarding situations, fecal matter or urine buildup can be found on the walls and floors, contaminating the subflooring or drywall. It takes more than a household cleaning solution to remedy this. Our technicians can determine whether or not the area can be cleaned with industrial-grade cleaners or if the contaminated materials need to be replaced.
Training in Handling Biohazardous Materials
Some hoarding homes contain biohazardous materials, which requires specialized cleaning. Biohazardous materials can include bodily fluids, chemicals, deceased animals, fecal matter, and more. This is especially common in animal hoarding scenarios. Our technicians are trained not only to clean biohazardous materials but also to do it safely.
Use Appropriate Cleaning Agents:
Our experienced hoarding cleanup professionals have access to industrial-grade cleaning agents and are trained in how to use them. Improper use of cleaning agents can result in permanent staining or damage to your property. We’re careful to evaluate each area and determine the type of soiling present and which cleaning agent is most appropriate to clean it.
Hoarding cleanup seems like an overwhelming task, but with the help of the compassionate professionals at ServiceMaster DSI of Kansas City, MO, your loved one’s home can be restored. For more information or to schedule your hoarding cleanup project, contact us at (816) 527-9412.