In a home where hoarding behaviour has gone undetected for a long time can the ability to cook, clean, sleep and move through the house to access bathrooms and toilet can be severely impacted, which leads to other issues, such as poor nutrition, ill health, unhygienic living conditions, build-up of faeces, unwashed dishes, as well as dirty clothing and bedding.
Blocked hallways and rooms – often filled from floor-to-ceiling with piles of books, magazines, clothing, furniture, unwashed dishes, laundry, overflowing cat litter trays and both human and pet faeces soiling floor coverings and furniture, rotting food and the subsequent pest infestations that food waste attracts – make movement challenging. As aa result, life-threatening fire hazards, as well as poor sanitation and other dangerous health risks, as well as the complication of handling potentially dangerous animals are all genuine concerns.
Rather than judge the hoarders whose homes we work in, our experienced and caring STC Services’ trauma cleaning and hoarding clean-up specialists approach each cleaning task with compassion and genuine care.
At STC Services, we know that cleaning up hoarding situations isn’t just about handling the incredible mess – it can also involve dealing with people who are agitated and anxious about having strangers reorganise their home.
Our comprehensive training ensures we have the knowledge to remediate hoarding homes, as well as help clients and carers feel at ease in the most difficult situations.