Hoarding Cleanup FAQS

For answers to frequent questions about our Services, please see the questions below:

What is hoarding?

Hoarding is the excessive collecting of trash, personal items, food, etc. and without being able to throw anything out. Eventually the hoarder buries himself or herself leaving only small pathways to get by. Hoarders can also hoard animals such as cats and dogs leaving large amounts of dog and cat urine and feces and animal hair.

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How long does hoarding clean up take?

Every hoarding situation is different. Although most take a day to clean up , some take as much as a week. Hoarding Cleanup is divided into two ways:

  1. Removing all items from the home and then the option of cleaning all surfaces to have a fresh start.
  2. Paying hourly to have a hoarding specialist sift through the items to organize and find important papers.

Please call us at the phone number at the top of the page for our hoarding clean up services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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What if there are valuables in the hoarder’s house?

Address Our Mess personnel are trained to put aside all valuables and any items that may have a monetary value. These items are shown to the responsible party and boxed up for further evaluation by the responsible party.

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What are the dangers of hoarding?

Those who do the hoarding cleaning must be prepared for animal (rats, mice, vermin, etc.) droppings and the animals still alive running through the items and trash. The droppings contain all types of diseases, and unless you have your hepatitis (A, B, and C) shots, tetanus shots, RBI shots, and other array of shots dealing with harmful and deadly diseases, you might be taking a chance when cleaning up after a hoarding.

Please also be careful for sharp objects (knives, broken glass, and sharp objects of any kind) that will cut you. Hypodermic needles can also be a concern.

Please call us at the number above for assistance in hoarding clean up.

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Why hire a bio-hazard clean up company to do hoarding clean up?

Although many cleaning companies might clean up after hoarding, many will walk away when there is an excessive amount of bio hazard issues (animal dung, old and bacteria food, etc ). Please also aware that most likely mold will be present, and, if removed or even touched incorrectly, the mold can spread.

Having over 20 years’ experience in dealing with hoarding and are licensed to remove bio-hazard materials. Please call us at the phone number at the top of the page for assistance in hoarding clean up.

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What information should I have available when I call for your clean up services?

Just call us and we will help you through the clean up process, the only thing you need when calling is the knowledge to move forward with the process.

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How do you ensure our privacy during the clean up?

Our case managers Josh Rafter, Jeff Cohn, Jon Shubin and technicians are National Organization For Victims Rights Association ( NOVA ) certified and are trained to handle the most sensitive issues with compassion and understanding.

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What are the costs of hoarding clean up?

The cost of cleanup services can vary dramatically from one case to the next. Most companies across the nation will provide you with an estimate and onsite evaluation. They will explain in detail what services are going to be performed as well as any charges that are above and beyond the norm.

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For more information about Address Our Mess, hoarding clean-up and other clean up services we provide, please call us at the phone number at the top of the page, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or fill out our contact form.