Hoarding Cleanup Company
Safely and efficiently restoring property to its pre-hoarding condition is a difficult task. Mastertech’s New Jersey hoarding cleanup professionals help relieve the burden for family, friends and those closest to the situation. At Mastertech, we are sensitive to the concerns and emotions of those who may be present at the cleanup scene. They may have questions or fears, or may simply need a sympathetic smile and comforting word. Our staff understands the shock and grief they are feeling, and responds with respect, discretion and genuine concern. Easing both the physical and the psychological burden of hoarding cleanup, we are proud to partner with home and business owners in need of compassionate, skilled property restoration.
What is hoarding?
Hoarding is a condition thought to affect up to 5% of the adult population. Hoarders compulsively collect and keep large quantities of everyday items, animals, papers and sometimes trash and debris. Many hoarders are aware of their compulsion, while others do not recognize the issues that hoarding create. While many believe hoarding is a type of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), not all hoarders show symptoms consistent with OCD or respond to typical OCD treatments. In a very basic sense, hoarding is an addiction and compulsion that can affect any race, age, gender or economic status. Many times hoarding is accompanied by other biological hazards that can pose a risk to the hoarders, their families, first responders and those who enter the hoarder’s space.
Many of our Clients stumble upon or inherit homes that were once owned by a hoarder. Sometimes, life gets out of hand and the only control some people have is to hoard things of no value. Some hoarders collect things while others hoard animals. Either way, a professional cleanup can be the starting point to recovery. As one of New Jersey’s Top-Rated Hoarding Cleanup Companies, Mastertech can turn your distressed home or business into a clean, disinfected and most importantly – livable space.
Discrete and professional help for hoarders is available. While Mastertech can handle the actual cleanup, we can also recommend help in the form of counselors or doctors. Often time, people who hoard get overwhelmed by the problem they have created over time. They avoid letting friends and family in as their situation grows. Letting them know they are not alone and that help is available is sometimes just what they need. All of Mastertech’s hoarding cleanup professionals are trained to be compassionate and discrete during difficult hoarding cleanups.
Help for hoarders and their families
Helping resolve a hoarding or bio cleanup situation can be a daunting task for family and friends. Mastertech’s professionals are just that – professionals and all of our techs have been trained to work on hoarding and bio cleanup projects in a discreet, compassionate and professional manner.
Why Choose A Professional Over Friends Or Family Performing The Cleanup?
In many cases there may be bio hazards, odors, pet feces, human feces and a host of other issues – many of which may be harmful to human health. Mastertech’s professional technicians are trained to handle even the worst cleanup situations and will do so discretely and with compassion for the homeowner or family members.
An estimated six million people in the U.S. Suffer from hoarding tendencies. Both “hoarder” and “pack rat” denote the same affliction – the inability to discard piles of garbage, endless stacks of mail, and sometimes even mounds of pet and human feces. Mastertech can help you get your home back to a livable state quickly and safely. We can donate your items to charity, discard them in the landfill, or move them into a storage unit to create more space in your home.
Hoarding is a real problem that affects a myriad of people throughout the world. Some things to look for if you suspect a family member or friend of hoarding are: They never invite anyone in their home, frequent shopping for useless items, disheveled or unkempt appearance. Mastertech disinfects hoarder and “pack rat” areas, and though this service is not considered a crime scene cleanup, the technicians take the same careful approach to hoarder cleanup. Our commitment to confidentiality means that your privacy is respected – we’ll never reveal details to anyone but our client. Don’t feel embarrassed or ashamed, we are there to assist you in getting your life back and have probably seen much worse.
Often times, it’s the hidden aspects of a hoarder’s property that pose the highest risk. Rodent feces, human feces, animal feces all can pose serious health threats. These are situations that only a professional hoarding cleanup company should handle. Our cleaning products are all environmentally friendly, and we’ll save anything you deem salvageable. Let us know if you’d like to donate items to charity.
Hoarding cleanup process
- Removal of items that will be discarded or are unsalvageable. Trash, broken and unusable items, items that are bio-contaminated or no longer wanted.
- Separation of valuable items. Mixed in with piles of debris and trash are items of real value. Personal papers, family photos, bills and correspondence, cash, jewelry, medication, new and unused items. Trained technicians sift and filter through all to separate items of value to be reviewed and recovered by client and family.
- Separation of items to be donated. Many hoarders accumulate items that cannot be kept, but can be used if donated to homless shelters and other charitable organizations. Mastertech can deliver these items to a local charity if they are free from bio-hazardous contamination.
- Sanitize – Once the debris and contents are cleared, all surfaces are sanitized and deodorized to return them to a livable and safe condition.