Hoarding affects a minimum of 1.5% of the population, which equals 4.5 million Americans. Someone can have a hoarding disorder without having any other mental health diagnosis. It is most commonly associated with OCD attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and depression. One common problem for hoarders is the lack of living space.
A study found that 45% of hoarders couldn’t use their refrigerator; either being buried, broken or filled with non-food items, 42% couldn’t use their bathtub and 10% couldn’t use or even reach their toilet.
Hoarders don’t all hoard for the same reasons and it’s one of those disorders where drugs don’t really work. The only thing that has been found to work is motivating the individual to want to do something about the problem and getting rid of these hoarded items.
Georgia Clean Is Your Answer
With more than 35 years of experience in providing customers with emergency cleanup services, Georgia Clean provides home and business cleanup with caring assistance and support.
Georgia Clean can remove and dispose of unwanted items and organize those you want to keep. No two hoarding cleanups are the same, in almost all cleanup cases, medical and hazardous waste can be found. Fortunately, Georgia Cleans employees are professionally trained to dispose of the debris.
There are no immediate out of pocket costs and a no obligation quote. Georgia Clean cares and will work with you and your loved ones to get back your home to either be sold, rented or just restored.
Georgia Clean follows all standards set forth by OSHA and the GA EPD state and local statutes and guidelines. Their warmhearted employees take time to connect with the hoarder, and reassure them that they will be there every step of the way.
Safety is a key concept that Georgia Clean cares about. Removing items will help assist in a safer situation.
The first step to achieving that safety is to start with a smaller room like the bathroom(s). During the cleaning process it is important to have access to clean running water and soap. Not many valuable things will be hidden in the bathroom so it will be a rather quick cleanup.
Georgia Clean then moves on to the bigger rooms and separates items into three categories; items to keep, items to donate and items to throw away. Usually items that have not been used in a year or more will typically be put into the trash category.
There are approximately 250,000 reported animals that are victims of animal hoarding every year. Animals in hoarding conditions often suffer from extreme neglect including lack of food, proper veterinary care and sanitary conditions. These unsanitary conditions in hoarding situations can also present serious health hazards for the occupants of the home.
Urine and fecal matter can contaminate any environment, damage property and leave pungent odors. The professionals at Georgia Clean use state of the art practices and equipment to deodorize the space and ensure all fecal matter and urine traces are removed from the home.
At Georgia Clean, their goal is to provide thoughtful and supportive reinforcement during your time of need. They understand the wealth of emotions associated with the trauma and provide expert assistance to help start the process of recovery.