Foreclosed and Abandon Home Cleaning
Property owners may encounter abandoned homes for many reasons such as:
- Unruly/Irresponsible Tenants
- Inherited Property Irreparable or Severely Damaged Property
- Relocation after Natural Disaster, Severe Storms, or other Types of Evacuation
- Unclaimed Property
- Zoning Issues/Disputes
It is likely that abandoned properties must be cleaned out in order to be made livable again. In more severe cases, abandoned properties contain lethal biohazards and other dangers like structural damage. Much like a hoarding cleaning case, it is imperative for property owners to make the home sanitary and livable again after a house has been abandoned. Hiring a reputable abandoned house cleanup contractor is essential to the health, welfare, and safety of anyone who will dwell in the home after it has been abandoned.
If a home is abandoned, chances are utilities like water, electric, heat, and air conditioning have been turned off for quite some time. This could make a home susceptible to mold growth, forcing the need of professional mold remediation services. In addition to depletion of indoor air quality, items such as food, pet food, cleaners, chemicals, and other potentially dangerous materials can become spoiled or rotten. This could create fire and other health hazards as well as infestations of rodents, vermin, and insects.
Abandoned house cleanup must be completed by highly-trained, certified technicians in order to prevent the spread of disease. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as N95 respirators, goggles, gloves, coveralls, and boot slip covers should be used when entering an abandoned property. Along with potential biohazards, gas leaks and other threats to the indoor atmosphere could cause severe illness or death should a person become overexposed.
Along with wearing proper PPE, certified technicians will also be trained to operate and handle specialized equipment and biowashes in order to create a sanitary living environment. If a property has become abandoned after sudden death, animal hoarding, or squatters have been found, objects in the home can become dangerously tainted with potential viruses and bacteria. After tainted objects such as furniture, carpets, appliances, electronics, food, chemicals, garbage, and debris are removed and safely disposed of, technicians will thoroughly clean, disinfect, and deodorize the abandoned property.
Once all items have been removed and the area has been thoroughly sanitized, the abandoned house cleanup project manager will inspect for any structural damage or other needed repairs. Property owners may have to hire an independent contractor depending on the level of service they may receive from their abandoned house cleanup crew. However, reputable contractors like Address Our Mess are dully certified for clutter cleanup and sanitation of a property.
The number one goal of bringing an abandoned house back to a livable state is making the environment healthy for anyone who may inhabit it in the future.