Thanks to the success of a recent TV series, a spotlight has been put on this complicated affliction, and people are beginning to recognize the dangers associated with excessive hoarding. In severe cases, hoarders create an environment that is no longer safe to live in.
Severe hoarding usually involves the excessive accumulation of furniture, personal items and trash which build up over time until there is literally no living space left in the home, making it difficult to walk through or quickly exit in an emergency such as a fire. Pet urine / feces, expired or rotten food, disease carrying rodents, rodent remains, rodent feces, insects, mold and bacteria are all commonly found in the home of a hoarder or a gross filth property. The presence of these increases the chances of exposure to E. Coli, Staph Viruses such as MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus), bacteria and other serious health risks. Only a trained OSHA-certified professional should be used in these circumstances. In addition to expert crime scene cleaning in the event of a homicide / murder, suicide, or unattended death, ECS has extensive experience in dealing with hoarding and gross filth. We offer a comprehensive decontamination process for hoarding and gross filth properties.