In the U.S. alone, over five percent of the citizens are affected with a hoarding disorder. Hoarding can vary from a home that’s cluttered and messy to a house that’s completely uninhabitable. Hoarding is a complicated disorder to deal with, especially if it’s a family member that you love and care for in Centennial, CO. How can you distinguish the home that’s just cluttered and untidy from one that needs intervention from mental health specialists and requires professional hoarding cleanup services? Here’s what to look for:
- Collections that don’t stop growing and are never complete, even with items that have no use
- Social isolation
- Unsafe living conditions
- Rooms that can’t be entered because they’re so full of items or trash
- Hallways that are impassible
- Too many animals in the home
- Promises and procrastination on cleaning up
- Appliances that no longer work
- Faulty wiring or electric service that doesn’t work
- Pests or rodents in the home
It can be challenging to know when it’s time to ask for help with hoarding cleanup, but if any of these situations sound familiar, ServiceMaster DSI in Centennial, CO, can help. Our first goal is to arrive on the scene with compassion and discretion. We’ll help go through the possessions and tag items that need to be donated, disposed of, or salvaged. We can do this on-site or arrange to move items off-site. Along with the required cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing services, if the home has structural damage, we can assist with rebuilding to get the home back to safe living conditions.
Throughout the hoarding cleanup process, our ServiceMaster DSI technicians will deal with your family members with respect and the professionalism that stands up to the trusted ServiceMaster name. We’re available for hoarding cleanup in Centennial, CO, and the surrounding area.
If you have questions about the process of hoarding cleanup or have any concerns, please contact our helpful staff today at (720) 452-2842.
In the face of a violent crime scene or where a suicide has occurred, it can be difficult to process what to do first. There are two essential things that you should do:
- Avoid any contact with the blood, tissues, or fluids resulting from the event
- Contact the proper authorities immediately
Touching or mishandling of any of the above-mentioned items can cause the spread of infection and disease, and possibly do bodily harm to you or anyone else present at the scene. If you come across this situation in Westminster CO, contact us immediately for help. Our professional trauma scene cleaning technicians will be on hand to help with:
- Disposal: All biohazard materials will be safely disposed of in accordance with local and state ordinances
- Continuous Monitoring: We exercise effective quality control and communication to finish the job as quickly as possible
- Deodorization: We’ll remove strong odors left behind by the incident
- Certified Technicians: Our technicians are trained and certified in the cleaning, handling, and removal of biohazardous materials
We can assist with unattended deaths, car accidents, homicides, suicides, or any situation where biohazards and bodily fluids are present. Our trauma cleanup technicians are fully equipped to handle the situation and remediate the area. Trauma rarely happens when you expect it, so we’re available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Don’t attempt DIY trauma cleanup when faced with the aftermath of a violent crime or suicide. You could be putting the health and well-being of yourself and others at risk as well as compromising the area if it’s a crime scene. Let the experts who deal with this type of challenging cleanup help you during this emotional and difficult time, and rest assured we’ll treat each situation with compassion and discretion. Contact ServiceMaster DSI immediately for accident, crime scene, or suicide cleanup in Westminster, CO at (720) 452-2842.
Experiencing a flood in a home can be devastating. The word “flooding” is often associated with large amounts of water gushing into a home, but in truth, it only takes a few inches of water to cause severe damage in a home. Removing the contents of the home and extracting the water is just the beginning of the water damage restoration that needs to be done for you to live safely in the home again. Carpets are often damaged during floods, and to add insult to injury, if water is left standing, you can also be dealing with mold growth in the carpeting.
Flooding can be caused by a variety of events such as a leak, broken pipe, or a weather event that causes water to enter your home. Just a little bit of moisture in your carpeting can create the right environment for mold to grow. Mold is known to cause many types of health problems. It can make you uncomfortable and sneezy, and at the very worst, extremely ill. To make sure your carpeting doesn’t become a breeding grown for mold, professional carpet cleaning should be done as soon as possible after flooding occurs in your Lakewood, CO, home or business.
In the aftermath of water damage, ServiceMaster DSI will assess the area, test carpet fibers, and determine if the cleaning requires removal of the carpeting to get to the padding beneath, an area where mold likes to breed. We then use state-of-the-art equipment and extraction systems to pull water out of the padding and the carpet fibers. The carpet will then be thoroughly cleaned and rinsed, leaving no soapy residue.
Carpet cleaning after a flood can save you from costly carpet replacement, but fast action is needed. Never let water sit after a flood, even for a few hours. The faster you act, the faster we can react and help. We’re available 24/7/365 to help you with your carpet cleaning after flooding in Lakewood, CO. Contact us at (720) 452-2842.
Many people don’t associate winter weather with water damage, but the fact is that water damage can occur in any season. Winter water damage in Aurora, CO, is often caused by three primary factors:
1. Ice Dam Formations on Roofs
Icicles might look pretty in winter painting scenes, but they can cause damage to your roof and are a significant cause of water damage. If left untreated, the water that seeps into your eves or foundation can turn into black mold damage. If you have icicles forming in areas of your home, the first place to start to find out why they are forming is your gutters. Blocked gutters are often a culprit, and the dams above the icicles are where the trouble lies.
2. Wind Damage to Roofs
We can get some variable weather here in Aurora, CO, when winter weather patterns change, and the high winds that come blowing in this area can mean damage to your roof. Even just a few damaged or missing shingles can let water into your attic and cause water damage. Make sure to have your roof inspected yearly so that you aren’t greeted with water or mold damage in your attic.
3. Burst Pipes
Sustained cold in this area can be hard on your plumbing, especially if you live in an older home. If we’re facing days of continuously cold weather, then make sure that your exterior hoses are removed and drained from outside so that your basement pipes don’t freeze. In the kitchen, keep your cabinet doors open under your sink in the evening when temps dip to keep warm air circulating.
While these aren’t the only ways you may sustain water damage, they are common causes that we see each winter. Take preventative steps to prevent water damage, but if it occurs, we can help. ServiceMaster DSI can be on site 24/7/365 to help you with water damage in your home in Aurora, CO. Contact us at (720) 452-2842.