Steps Grimebusters Takes When Cleaning a Hoarder’s Home

Hoarding is a complex and challenging mental health disorder that many Canadians face. Many resources can assist if you or a loved one is struggling with hoarding; Grimebusters is one of them. Our team of experienced technicians has helped numerous families facing hoarding clean up their properties and ensure they are safe to continue living in. Often some of the items gathered by a hoarder can become a biohazardous threat, negatively impacting everyone living on the property’s health and wellbeing. This is why professional cleaning services are essential for hoarded homes. Below we’ll familiarize you with how Grimebusters approaches a hoarding cleanup job. Continue reading to learn more.

1. Inquiring:

The first step you should take when facing a hoarding situation is to reach out to Grimebusters. The hardest part of facing this difficult situation is to ask for help. Our team is available 24/7 for judgement-free hoarding cleanup assistance. Everything we do will be kept confidential, and our team will work diligently and compassionately to clean up whatever mess you face.

2. Assessment:

Every hoarding situation is unique, and Grimebusters will treat each case as such. A member of our team will call and establish a date and time to meet at your property to assess the situation. From there, we will begin to determine our plan of action to clean up the site. Throughout this process, Grimebusters will work with you to schedule and decide what will work best for you and your loved ones.

3. Cleaning:

The final and, at times, most challenging step is to begin cleaning the affected property. At Grimebusters, we take a compassionate approach to cleaning up hoarding properties as we understand that hoarding is a complex mental health issue. From removing junk and biohazards to full-service cleaning, our team will work hard to ensure that your property is sanitized and cleaned to your satisfaction.

Grimebusters will remove potentially contaminated or hazardous materials and items from the property to ensure that mould or other contaminants do not continue negatively impacting your health. Nonporous items will be thoroughly sterilized and wiped down. At the same time, our skilled technicians will ensure that every square inch of your property is cleaned and disinfected. Deep cleaning of a hoarding property can be intensive and challenging, especially for the individual dealing with hoarding. However, for the health and safety of the individual living on the property, Grimebusters must do as much as possible to clean the space.

Hoarding Clean-Up in Edmonton

Since 1994, Grimebusters has been Edmonton’s premier cleaning service company. Our team of highly trained technicians is passionate about dirt and grime, and we work hard to ensure that your home or business is sparkling clean. From biohazard cleanups to carpet cleaning, Grimebusters is your one-stop shop for all your cleaning needs! If you or a loved one is struggling with hoarding, Grimebusters is here to help. Our team is compassionately trained and understands the many complexities of hoarding. Contact us today to learn more about how Grimebusters tackles a hoarding cleanup!

When Faced with Hoarding, Grimebusters Can Help Clear the Clutter

Hoarding is far more complex than simply having a home overflowing with items. If hoarding is not handled with care and respect, the cleaning process can become a greater challenge or even dangerous for those involved. When approaching a hoarding situation, it’s always best to partner with a trusted and reputable cleaning company like Grimebusters. Below we’ll discuss why hoarding happens and why you should work with Grimebusters to tidy up you or your loved ones’ living situation. Continue reading to learn more.

Why Do People Hoard?

Hoarding is a complicated and challenging mental illness that can have devastating long-term effects on individuals suffering from hoarding issues and their loved ones. Additional mental health problems like trauma, depression, and OCD can often contribute to a hoarder’s urge to collect. Fear and extreme emotional attachment create advanced disposophobia, making downsizing or discarding items almost impossible. These mental health struggles and the extent of a hoarder’s “collection” can make their living situations significant health risks. When approaching hoarding clean-up projects working with an attentive and sensitive cleaning service like Grimebusters can make the job easier for everyone affected by the hoarding situation.

If you or a loved one is struggling with hoarding in Edmonton, resources are available to you. 

Challenges of DIY Hoarding Cleaning

Many families are often tempted to hold an intervention, clear the hoarding space, and voice concerns for their loved one’s lifestyle in an attempt to help them. Unfortunately, hoarding is often symptomatic of other mental health issues. An intervention of this nature can make it even more difficult for hoarders to let go of their things and may result in a combative situation. Even if your family manages to clear up a few items, a hoarder will often revert back to where they were to address the feelings of trauma and loss. In severe hoarding cases, the property may be too dangerous for the family to enter and clean. That’s why it’s critical to partner with Grimebusters, a professional and sympathetic cleaning crew experienced with these sensitive clean-up projects.

Advantages of a Professional Hoarding Cleaning Company

If you or a loved one is facing a hoarding challenge, Grimebusters in Edmonton is here to help. Our skilled technicians can work with you and your family to manage the cleaning process in a timely, affordable, and sympathetic manner. That way, your loved one dealing with hoarding issues can feel heard and understood during the process. The following are a few additional advantages to working with Grimebusters when facing a hoarding problem:

  • Discretion: Protecting you and your loved ones’ privacy during an overhaul of a hoarding property should be taken with the utmost care. Grimebusters’ team of professionals will do what we can to ensure this challenging matter is handled with care, support, and professionalism.
  • Safety: A severe hoarding problem can dramatically impact the integrity and safety of the affected property. Often numerous hazards can get in the way of a clean-up job. Our team is trained and equipped with the latest methods and technology to ensure our crew’s and your family’s safety.
  • Time: Due to the complexity of hoarding clean-ups, these projects can take longer than anticipated. Grimebusters’ crew of technicians can assist with speeding up the process as we understand the many challenges associated with these kinds of jobs and know some of the best methods forward.
  • Pest and Hazard Control: Pests and other hazards are often discovered during a hoarding clean-up. The professional hoarding cleaners from Grimebusters are always prepared to face various problems. Our team is highly skilled in many hazards’ decontamination and disposal techniques. So we can ensure the safety of you, your loved ones, and our crews.
  • Reassurance: Worrying about your loved one’s mental wellbeing and health is stressful. You can rest assured that you’re in capable hands when you partner with Grimebusters. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if you’re not satisfied with the results of our hoarding clean-up services, our team will return to the property to reconcile the situation.

Grimebusters is Here to Help You Clean Up

Since 1994, Grimebusters has been helping families and businesses clean up their properties. As Edmonton’s premier cleaning company, Grimebusters is proud to provide comprehensive and affordable cleaning services from hoarding clean-up jobs to biohazards and more. No project is too big for our trained technicians to tackle. Our clients are our neighbours, and we are committed to treating you and your loved ones with the care and respect you deserve when facing challenging clean-up jobs. Our team will work with you and your loved ones to ensure your home is cleared with care.

If you or a loved one is ready to begin cleaning up their hoarding collection, contact Grimebusters today! You don’t have to face the overwhelming mess alone; Grimebusters is here to help.