Animals are a commitment and a responsibility in any home. In the case where they’re kept by people who suffer from compulsive hoarding, the situation can be very dangerous to not only the animal’s health, but to the people who live in the home.
Hoarding is a very complex and difficult disorder to understand. There’s not a lot known about why certain people suffer from it, but it does seem to afflict the aging often. Linked closely to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), people who suffer from hoarding need to be treated with kindness and compassion. ServiceMaster DSI has extensive knowledge and training on dealing with hoarding in Aurora, CO, and can help if you know of a home that needs hoarding cleanup.
Because hoarders often have a compulsive need to collect items, they can become obsessed with owning lots of pets so they have what they feel is a full collection. This desire often means a home with more pets than can safely live in a space, and dangerous amounts of waste from the animals. The high level of ammonia from urine can not only damage the house, it may even create a situation where the air itself is so noxious that it’s unsafe. Feces, rodents and other pathogens can further exacerbate the situation, leaving the hoarders in an untenable situation.
Hoarding cleanup is specialized and takes trained, skilled, and sympathetic technicians. ServiceMaster DSI can sort through the home and remove salvageable items to save or donate. Our pack out and storage services are available if the home needs major disinfecting, cleaning, and structural restoration. Proper remediation of a home affected by animal hoarding is imperative, as the home is often affected by mold damage and water damage as well as structural damage.
We have the training and expertise to restore homes deeply affected by animal hoarding in Aurora, CO. For quick and compassionate service for hoarding cleanup, contact us at (720) 452-2842.