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Hoarding & Clutter Cleanup Experts | Steri-Clean® Minnesota

Hoarding is a disorder that involves a persistent difficulty with discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual physical or sentimental value. Hoarders form quite a strong attachment to objects and find it extremely difficult to part with them, hence why each room in their home is often piled high to the ceiling with items such as newspapers, empty shoe boxes, tin food cans, and magazines and more. 

How Do I Know If My Family Member or Friend is a Hoarder?

Despite the sheer volume of collected goods, some hoarders may avoid having people over. Listed below are a few possible indicators that an individual might have a hoarding disorder: 

•They avoid throwing away possessions that have no use or value

•They experience severe anxiety about discarding these possessions

•They have trouble making decisions about organizing these possessions

•They feel overwhelmed or embarrassed by the number of possessions

•They fear that they may run out of an item and are convinced they will need it later on

•There is a significant loss of actual living space inside the home (no place to eat, sleep,
​or cook)

•They suffer from social isolation or anxiety 

Not many people realize the health and safety hazards that go hand in hand with hoarding. Filling rooms with piles and piles of things means these areas become impossible to keep clean. Hoarding can often result in these areas becoming a breeding ground for rodents and insects, making them rife with animal feces and waste. This extreme filth and waste can also bring with it bacteria that should be treated and disposed of as biohazard waste.

How To Help a Hoarder

If someone you know is suffering from hoarding, there are a few simple steps you can take to help them out:

•Talk to them and offer support: Tell your loved one that you’re concerned about them and ask if there is anything you can do to help. Try to focus on the person and not the accumulation of things.

•Help them set achievable goals: Help them work out a schedule to declutter and clean out their home, one room at a time. Again, if it is too much for them to handle, offer to assist where you can.

•Call in the professionals: Hoarding is a psychological condition and severe cases require the help of trained professionals. Remember, extreme hoarders’ homes can also be infested with rodents, and insects, and contain biohazards too.

Steri-Clean® Minnesota offers professional hoarding cleanup services where we will go through the entire contents of a home including the garage or shed. The team also understands that this is a sensitive situation and will work carefully and compassionately to separate valuable and sentimental items from all the clutter. Steri-Clean® Minnesota will then remove and dispose of all unwanted items properly and remove animal waste, pests, and insects. 


The Hoarding Cleanup Process

While each home is different, our Hoarding Cleanup Process includes the following steps: 

  • On-site evaluation

  • Trash and rubbish cleanouts 

  • Animal feces/urine cleanup

  • Search & recovery of paperwork, collectibles, electronics, and valuables

  • Packaging and storage of personal belongings

  • Deep cleaning after the home is decluttered

  • Referrals for deep cleaning after the home is decluttered at an additional cost


Call Us Today For Expert Hoarding Cleanup Services. 1-888-577-7206 

If you are a hoarder or have a friend or family member who suffers from this condition, it is important to get professional help as soon as possible. With what seems to be an almost impossible task, Steri-Clean® Minnesota is always available to help.

Steri-Clean Minnesota serves the greater Twin Cities, MN area with clutter and hoarding cleanup services including Plymouth, Rogers & St. Paul

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