Bristol Property Owners Benefit from SERVPRO for Cleaning and Sanitizing Cluttered Structures
Why Choosing SERVPRO for Hoarding Cleanup in Bristol Is Your Best Choice
Not every disaster to strike a Bristol home comes from the weather, or a fire started in the kitchen or elsewhere in the structure. Hoarding is an increasing problem for many families that require a professional cleaning and restoration service.
In Bristol, hoarding cleanup can be accomplished with residents still in the home or not. In each circumstance, SERVPRO cleaning crews work quickly to remove the accumulate unwanted property, clean the structure, and restore each home to a livable state.
In any situation, speed is important, but so is being understanding of the underlying issues. If the hoarder still resides on the property, our personnel understand that moving too fast can cause the person to stop all work and make the situation worse. Our crew leader works carefully with the hoarder and the people supporting him or her to move at the quickest, acceptable pace.
If the hoarder is no longer in the home, our personnel move faster, but still work carefully with relatives or whoever may be in charge. Although most of what we remove may go to a landfill, there are still items like furniture, photo albums, artwork that can be important to someone and require care in removing them from the home during the cleanup process. We can store off-site possessions and belongings until the time for returning has arrived.
In many of these homes, SERVPRO personnel discover mold and animal wastes. While mold is not usually a health problem, the presence of urine and feces may indicate the threat of the Hantavirus or another infectious disease. When this happens, our personnel don masks or other breathing gear. Technicians next spray the affected areas with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agents to kill both threats and make them easier to remove.
Once they clear the home of the accumulated property, our technicians scrub the home clean and inspect it for possible damage requiring replacement. Although our office is not a contractor, we can perform minor repairs like replacing drywall for interior walls, stop previously unseen plumbing leaks, and repaint affected areas of the home stained by old food containers and the ink leeched from newspapers and magazines.
Cleaning up after a hoarder is not a quick process, but at SERVPRO of Kingsport / Bristol, we try to make it as simple and empathetic as possible to everyone. If you need help returning your, or someone else’s home to a livable condition, contact us at (423) 245-5552 today.
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