Health Risks and Hoarding go hand in hand and need to be addressed. If you or a loved one are living amidst growth filth in your home you can be at risk for an array of dangerous bacteria or viruses that can cause adverse health effects. Many times a hoarder is not found out until an ambulance or police have been called to their home in response to a medical emergency call and that is when the secret gets out about the living conditions of their home. The health effects of hoarding can be detrimental to the hoarder as well as to any animals living in the home.
When a home is full of clutter it is not possible to properly clean the home and its contents. Dust, mildew and fungus can cause allergy symptoms and refrigerators and freezers that are too full may not be able to keep food fresh and free from rotting which can cause food poisoning if consumed. Many times the hoarder also doesn’t keep their bathrooms clean and they are badly contaminated with urine and or feces.
Another hazard is the lack of ability for emergency personnel such as police, fireman or paramedics to enter the home or simply navigate safely in the home to assist the occupants of the home. The important thing is to hire a professional specialty cleaning company that is trained to properly remove and dispose of contaminated contents and properly clean and disinfect the home and salvageable contents.
The hoarder may also require special counseling to help them cope with their disorder. Health risks and hoarding go hand in hand and do need to be addressed. There are many resources available such as Adult Protective Service agencies, specialty psychologist who specialize in treating people with OCD and hoarding disorders.
Sage Restoration who is located in Overland Park, KS which is an area in the Kansas City metro, is an expert in handling this type of specialty clean up. Our technicians are trained to work with the family and the person how has this disorder. Sage can provide you with an estimate and detailed scope of work that will get the property clean and healthy again! Call Sage You Will Be Glad That You Did!