What do hoarding clean up services do?
Many people have been researching and asking questions about hoarding clean up. One of the major aspects of the cleanup is safety for not only the crew but the home owner. When choosing your company, make sure to keep in mind a few aspects about the cleanup.
Certifications For Hoarding Cleaning
Anyone can mention that they are a hoarding cleanup company; there are few certifications that can verify their knowledge and expertise in the situation. There is a good certification by Cory Chalmers of A&E ‘Hoarders’ who trains companies and certifies them with a gold star once they have completed his course. This course gives the company basic knowledge of a hoarder.
Personal Protection Needed For Hoarding Cleanup
When dealing with people coming into your home you want to make sure that the employees are insured and bonded to take any potential injury from coming back and suing you. This should be a stress free cleaning not a cost cutting measure that could turn into a nightmare.
Insurance to Protect the Hoarder Against Liability
There is always the possibility of running into mold and other dangerous bacteria and even medical items such as pills and liquids that have leaked and become possible health issues. Make sure that the company has the correct insurance for your particular situation.
Protective Gear for Preventive Measures
The company should provide its workers personal protective equipment (ppe) to come into your home so they can be protected from any unknowns. Having worked in the field for many years, you will never know what is under your stuff until it’s too late. Don’t risk having people work in your home without having protective equipment.
After Clean Out Care for a Hoarding or Clutter Situation
One of the most important pieces of the project is so often missed by many cleaning companies. It’s the after care of the clean out. This includes the extensive and deep cleaning of the home to rid it of possible diseases and unhealthy substances. They should be using air scrubbers and other items to bring the home back into a livable condition.