Hoarding has been a human condition for hundreds of years, but it has only recently been addressed as a mental illness in relation to compulsive disorders, addiction disorders, and dementia. Treating hoarding as a mental illness significantly decreases the dangers associated with the hoarder home. It may be an even more beneficial approach to animal hoarders. If you’re struggling with helping a loved one affected by hoarding tendencies, ServiceMaster DSI offers comprehensive hoarding cleanup in Indianapolis, IN.
Cleaning hoarder spaces can be a dangerous process without the right equipment and training. In many cases, a hoarder space contains biohazards and damaged structures or dangerous collections of items. Taking advantage of professional hoarding cleanup is helpful for all types of hoarding situations, but it’s especially important to call a professional like ServiceMaster DSI in cases of animal hoarding.
In certain cases, the tendencies of the hoarder mind will fixate on animals we generally own as pets such as cats, dogs, birds, or rodents and allow those animals to roam free in the home. In some cases, the hoarder will even prevent their animals from leaving the building at all.
The problem with animal hoarding is that most hoarders cannot properly care for the large quantity of pets they own. In fact, this lack of finances, space, food, water, and health care for pets in animal hoarder homes has led the ASPCA to dedicate services to rescuing animals kept in hoarder homes.
Not only are conditions for animals in hoarder homes poor, they’re also unsanitary and unsafe for the people living in that home. Floors coated with animal waste, diseases spread between animals, fleas, parasites, and building damage from animals create an environment with extreme dangers of pathogens and other biohazards.
If you’re responsible for the cleanup of a building affected by animal hoarding, the safest, most effective course of action is to contact a professional. Our hoarding cleanup teams are trained in cleanup safety protocol and have access to state-of-the-art biohazard protection equipment and sanitization solutions.
Attempting cleanup of an animal hoarder space on your own could lead to incomplete cleaning results and personal injury. Take advantage of our cleanup services today. Contact ServiceMaster DSI at (844) 413-3130 for more information about hoarding cleanup in Indianapolis, IN, or to place a service request.