What to Expect During Hoarding Cleaning Services

What to Expect During Hoarding Cleaning Services 

Hoarding is a significant problem that affects not only the hoarder but also those close to them. Cleaning up after a hoarder can be daunting and dangerous, which is why professional hoarding cleaning services are available. These services provide complete solutions to assist and restore a property to order and safety. Learn more about the benefits and process of hoarding cleaning services below. 

Initial evaluation and planning

An initial inspection and planning phase is the first step in hoarding cleaning services. A skilled team of hoarding cleaners will arrive to assess the severity and devise a plan of action. This includes assessing any potential safety issues, determining the amount of hoarding, and addressing the client’s cleaning objectives. The hoarding cleaners will also provide a cost and timing estimate for the project. This stage is critical for ensuring that the cleaning process is suited to the client and the property’s individual demands. 

Organizing and sorting

Following the completion of the initial evaluation and planning phase, hoarding cleaning services will then begin the sorting and organising procedure. This involves categorising goods as to whether they should be kept, donated, sold, or discarded. Hoarding cleaners will collaborate with the customer to evaluate which objects are essential to keep and which can be discarded. Hoarding cleaners will also advise on how to organise the remaining objects in a useful and easy-to-maintain manner. This stage might be emotionally taxing for the client, but professional hoarding cleaning services are there to assist and support all clients throughout the process. 

Cleaning and disinfecting

Cleaning and sanitising are the next stages during hoarding cleaning services. This includes thoroughly cleaning all surfaces to remove dirt, dust, and debris, including floors, walls, and ceilings. Hoarding cleaners will also clean all surfaces to remove any potentially hazardous bacteria or diseases. This stage is critical for providing the client with a safe and healthy living environment. Professional hoarding cleaners will use specialised equipment and cleaning solutions to thoroughly clean and sanitise the property. 

Recycling and disposal

Hoarding cleaning services will now start the disposal and recycling process. This entails removing all unneeded items from the property and properly disposing of them. Items that can be recycled or donated will be separated from those that must be disposed of in a landfill by the hoarding cleaners. They will also guarantee that any dangerous materials, such as chemicals or electronics, are disposed of in a safe and legal manner. This phase is vital for minimising clutter and organising the client’s living area. 

Why choose AllAces? 

AllAces Cleaning & Restoration has been in the industry for over 30 years, offering professional, reliable, and genuine services to a wide variety of clients. Our IICRC-trained technicians will work with you, and all stakeholders, to restore liveability to homes and workplaces subjected to the habits of hoarders and ensuing, or unrelated, squalor. AllAces is here to help you reclaim your space, no matter the state. Appreciating the overwhelmingly delicate, and often traumatising, balance needed to navigate such difficult situations, AllAces Cleaning & Restoration is happy to work alongside family members and social workers. It is also not uncommon to include mental health professionals and RSPCA representatives throughout the course of proceedings. We’re here to help! 

Learn more about hoarder cleaning services: 

Hoarding and Squalor Cleanup Sydney 

Hoarding and Squalor Cleanup Brisbane 

Hoarding and Squalor Cleanup Melbourne 

Contact our professional team of hoarding cleaners today at 1800 00 10 10.  


What triggers hoarding behaviour? 

Hoarding can be triggered by many external factors including ongoing mental illness, traumatic events, and family history.  

When is hoarding a problem? 

Hoarding becomes a problem when the hoarding environment creates risks to the occupants. These risks can include fire hazards of blocked exits and hallways, fall hazards, health risks and unsanitary conditions.  

How common is hoarding? 

Hoarding in Australia is said to affect between two and six per cent of the population. 

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