Besides the reality TV hype and drama, hoarding and squalor is an extremely difficult and timely situations to overcome. Specialised hoarder cleaning services are also not as straightforward as regular, or even commercial cleaning, due to the unforeseen dangers and risks to personal health. There are major benefits when hiring professional hoarder cleaning services as specified hoarder cleaners will have certain knowledge, training, and equipment for a vast variety of hoarder cleaning jobs.
Hoarding can be caused by a variety of reasons, including mental health, environmental factors and even genetics. Mental health issues such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression and anxiety are often contributors to hoarding with environmental factors surrounding traumatic events and grief also triggering for hoarding behaviour. Interestingly, recent studies have indicated a predisposition for hoarding with the behaviour running in families.
There are many dangers in hoarding and squalor environments, depending on the severity, that will require professional hoarder cleaning services with experienced hoarder cleaners. These dangers can include:
With most cases only increasing in severity over time it’s important to hire professional hoarder cleaners as soon as possible. Experienced hoarder cleaners work with compassion and understanding to efficiently clean a property.
Creepy crawlies are unfortunately another side effect of hoarding with many squalor properties having difficulties with pests.
Rodents: Rats and mice prefer to hide in places rarely disturbed, usually within ceiling spaces or cupboards. In hoarder properties, rodents can be found in multiple rooms of the house carrying the risk of disease.
Roaches: Cockroaches usually prefer dank, dark places but will take up lodgement wherever they can find a good source of food. Once a cockroach infestation is established, it is very difficult to remove.
Bed Bugs: Bedbugs are small, reddish-brown insects, typically the size of an apple seed. These pests prefer to hide in plain sight among clutter around the house, or close to their food source. Your mattress is a favourite place of inhabitants.
Fleas: Animal hoarders will be most afflicted by this pest; however, anyone can become infested. They are small, dark, oval-shaped, wingless parasites. They like to hide in low-traffic areas, like cracks and crevices in the floor, carpeting, and upholstery.
Hoarder and squalor properties contain many disadvantages to quality of life and can severely risk an occupant’s health. Professional hoarder cleaning services Melbourne, have years of experience through AllAces Cleaning & Restoration. Our Melbourne hoarder cleaners can compassionately support any level of hoarder clean up with comprehensive hoarder clean up solutions. Capable of remediating even the most chaotic of hoarding spaces, AllAces Cleaning & Restoration provides an efficient, timely and discreet hoarding and squalor service throughout Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne as well as the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Wollongong, and the Blue Mountains.
Appreciating the overwhelmingly delicate, and often traumatising, balance needed to navigate such difficult situations, our IICRC trained hoarder cleaners are happy to work alongside family members and social workers throughout the proposed hoarder cleaning services. It is also not uncommon to include mental health professionals and RSPCA representatives throughout the course of proceedings.