At Bio-One of Chula Vista, we have the resources to help you, your family member, or your loved one declutter the area safely and effectively. We also have the expertise to get hoarders the help they need to overcome hoarding tendencies. Here are some common dangers of hoarded homes may face and how a hoarding cleanup company like Bio-One can help.
Hoarding is a growing problem in the United States. When dealing with a hoarded property, it is crucial to take action immediately. Many dangers lure in hoarding environments: clutter, fire hazards, mobility issues, unsanitary conditions, rotten food, pests, vermin, and several biohazards.
Hoarding can pose many dangers to the hoarded and the people around them. As research develops, hoarding is receiving the attention and recognition it deserves as a mental health condition by the American Psychiatric Association. Some common dangers associated with hoarding include:
Clutter is one of the most obvious dangers of hoarded homes, and it can block exits, make it difficult to move around the house, and create tripping hazards. In a hoarding situation, there is often so much stuff that it becomes challenging to use appliances or furniture. Hoarders typically pile everyday items like books, newspapers, clothing, canned and frozen food, and even animals.
The accumulation of clutter and hoarded items can create serious fire hazards. In addition to blocking exits, piles of garbage can block heaters, vents, and air conditioners, leading to potential fires. Clutter, often flammable material, also makes it difficult for firefighters to enter the home and put out a fire in case of an emergency.
Bio-One's professional cleaners can help you safely and effectively eliminate the clutter. We understand that people may feel attached to these possessions, so we always work closely and carefully to recover any items of value.
Hoarding often goes hand-in-hand with unsanitary conditions, leading to insect and vermin infestations. Rodents, cockroaches, and other pests are attracted to hoarded homes because of the food and water sources they provide. These infestations can spread disease, contaminate food, and damage the home's structure.
Bio-One's hoarding cleaning specialists can help you decontaminate your home or property from all biohazardous materials associated with dead animals and waste. In some cases, these sensitive situations require help from welfare organizations and public service agencies to address the problem. We'll go with you through the entire process.
Mold is among the most common dangers of hoarded homes due to unsanitary conditions. When mold spores come into contact with damp areas, they can start to grow and spread quickly. Mold growth can cause severe respiratory problems, especially for people who have allergies or asthma.
Bio-One of Chula Vista is a micro-certified mold remediation contractor. We can restore properties to safe, hazard-free conditions and work with other contractors to restore the areas to their original condition. Sometimes, mold remediation entails minor or significant repairs, depending on the level of damage.
Tripping hazards are common in hoarded homes, as are other dangers such as sharp objects and electrical hazards. These dangers can pose a severe threat to the safety of both the hoarded and first responders.
Bio-One's hoarding cleanup services include removal of all hazardous materials, as well as cleaning and decontaminating the property. We also work with you to develop a plan to prevent future hoarding behavior.
If you or someone you know is dealing with hoarding, don't wait to get help. The dangers associated with hoarding are real and can have serious consequences.
Mobility issues are other common dangers of hoarded homes. This means that it's hard to navigate the house; in some cases, people have even been known to trip over things and hurt themselves. If you have a hoarded property, it's essential to get help from a professional cleaning company like Bio-One. We can help you remove the clutter and get the home back to normal.
Hoarding is a mental disorder that can have a significant negative impact on an individual's life. If you or someone you know is struggling with hoarding, it's important to seek professional help. There are many resources available to help people with hoarding disorder, and treatment can be very effective.
With the right support, people with hoarding disorder can make significant progress in reducing hoarding behaviors. If you're not sure where to start, talking to your doctor or a mental health professional can be a good first step. There are also hoarding support groups available in many communities.
These groups can provide valuable information and support and can be a great way to connect with others dealing with similar issues. If you're considering a hoarding cleanup service, whether during or after the individual has gotten the necessary help, it's important to choose a company that is experienced and reputable. At Bio-One, we always offer a free estimate for our remediation services. Contact us or give us a call to learn about our expertise, policies, and how we approach the cleanup process.
Bio-One is ready to address issues caused by unanticipated circumstances such as death and serious trauma at any time. We deploy our certified and experienced technicians as soon as possible so you can focus on more important things while the recovery process begins.
Locally owned, Bio-One of Chula Vista works closely with emergency responders, hoarding task forces, public service agencies, and other organizations to provide the most efficient service possible:
We proudly serve the San Diego County location and surrounding cities and communities: Chula Vista, San Diego, National City, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, El Cajon, Santee, Lakeside, Coronado, La Mesa, Imperial Beach, Bonita, Alpine, surrounding communities.