Summer is here in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood and that means garage, estate, and moving sales are in full swing. While garage sales are a lot of fun for casual shoppers and buyers and a great way for sellers to get rid of unwanted items and make a little extra cash, they can create more havoc for folks suffering from hoarding disorder. Generally, garage sale items are inexpensive and easy to take home, and that’s a dangerous combination for hoarders.
Hoarding—the excessive collecting of items coupled with the inability to get rid of them regardless of their value—affects up to 14 million Americans, reports the Mayo Clinic. If you or a loved one suffers from hoarding disorder, turn to the compassionate hoarding cleanup services offered by ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons. We handle each hoarder situation with respect and dignity.
In addition to creating emotional, social, and mental havoc, hoarding causes a host of physical dangers. These dangers include:
- Blocked exits and heating and cooling vents.
- Exposure to spoiled or rotten food.
- Severe insect and rodent infestation.
- Risk of being trapped under fallen piles and stacks of hoarded items and debris.
- Physical isolation.
- Exposure to poisons such as ammonia and/or biohazardous materials, including vomit, blood, feces, and urine.
To help get your home back to a safe and peaceful condition, we offer the following hoarder cleanup services: the removal of tagged items, hauling of heavy appliances and furniture, a thorough cleanup of the home, and delivery of items to your favorite charity (upon request). While we’re cleaning, we will treat you or your loved one with non-judgmental compassion and sensitivity.
Contact ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons immediately at 773-376-1110 if you or a loved one is suffering from hoarding. Using the latest cleaning tools and techniques, we’re standing by 24/7 to help you get your home back to a safe, clean, and orderly condition.