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How to Clean a Hoarder’s Home and Why Biohazard Cleanup Might Be Necessary

You’ve probably seen a few television shows or maybe even a news segment or two that focused on hoarders. They might have dozens of pets in their home living in horridly dirty cages, moldy food years past its expiration date, or closets stuffed with clothes that have never been worn. They might refuse to get help or even clear out a foot of space in their home so they can move around more freely.


It’s a delicate situation, especially if you know someone who hoards. If it gets to the point where the home needs to be cleaned for the sake of everyone’s health and safety, how do you handle the situation? When do you need to get a biohazard cleanup company involved? Is it possible to tackle the task on your own, or do you need a professional team to assist?


Try to Stay Calm

If you panic or try to push the hoarder too far, they’ll fight back, and you’ll have a bigger problem on your hands. Try to think like the hoarder and learn how to work with them so everyone comes out happy.


Hire a Hoarding Cleanup Company

Just as you would hire a fire damage restoration company after a fire, so should you hire a trained and experienced hoarding cleanup or biohazard cleanup company to help you with the task. They know how to handle unsanitary situations and give you the best possible outcome. When you’re feeling lost, confused, or frustrated, they can walk you through the process.


Know What to Use to Clean

Stock up on trash bags, make sure to get the proper masks, and cover as much of your body as possible to protect yourself from dirt, grime, and germs. If something is hazardous, get the experts to do the cleaning – don’t do it yourself.


Contact ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration of West Chester, PA for reliable, professional biohazard cleanup assistance. We can be reached through our website or call us at (610) 431-3553.