Hoarding is a problem for the inhabitant of the home, but it can also be a severe problem for people who live in the neighborhood. A home that has severe hoarding issues usually has severe structural and environmental issues such as:
- Electrical problems
- Damage to the foundation
- Unsafe appliances
- Biohazards from rotting food or animal carcasses
- Fire hazards
- Pathogens in the kitchen or other areas
The lack of proper house maintenance can lead to eyesore conditions, which will affect the property values in the neighborhood. This can cause strife and antagonistic feelings towards the hoarders and their home. Since hoarders often suffer from social isolation, they will withdraw from friends and family as well. Eviction or foreclosures on hoarding homes often happen, as hoarders can progress to a stage where they can’t manage the day to day responsibilities such as bill paying.
A home that has been damaged by hoarding needs professional remediation. If you’re a property owner, landlord, or family member of a hoarder in Westminster, CO, contact ServiceMaster DSI to help. Our trained and compassionate crew can be on-site quickly to help sort through the home and get rid of the items that could cause harm. Often in a hoarding situation, the home has been compromised not only with clutter but is compromised structurally. We can haul away the offending items, dispose of any biohazards correctly, and help with repairs and rebuilding.
If requested, we can work with agencies, case managers, inspectors, or other mental health professionals. Our goal is to provide thorough hoarder cleanup in Westminster, CO, to restore the home to a cleaner, safer condition.
Contact us at (720) 452-2842 to speak confidentially with a member of our staff. We can provide you with resources and help for hoarder cleanup.