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Providing Hoarding Cleanup at an Apartment in Washington, DC

Posted by on Sunday, March 13th, 2022 in Hoarding Cleanup

In January 2022, Purofirst of Metropolitan Washington responded to a severe hoarding cleanup situation in Washington, DC. A property manager contacted us and asked if we could clean up an apartment in which a now-deceased tenant had lived. Of course, we were anxious to help. 

Providing hoarding cleanup in Washington, DC at a hoarded apartment

The late tenant was a 74-year-old woman who had a hoarding disorder. This mental disorder causes people to accumulate excessive amounts of objects and materials. Discarding or parting with possessions is hard for the affected person because of a perceived value or need to save them. 

Unfortunately, a person with hoarding disorder experiences emotional distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. In addition, hoarding can lead to dangerous and unsanitary living conditions. Therefore, if you have a loved one (or a tenant) who has been diagnosed with hoarding disorder, it’s important to seek professional help.

As soon as we arrived at the apartment, we assessed the situation and identified any potential hazards. Our technicians donned personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect themselves while working in unsanitary conditions.

We noticed that the accumulation of dirty dishes, clothing, and papers reached five feet high throughout the unit. Once the assessment was finished, we worked to remove all of the clutter and debris from the apartment. Finally, we cleaned and sanitized the space to make it safe for people to live in again. 

Overall, it took our restoration crew five days to perform the hoarding cleanup in the Washington, DC apartment. The landlord was impressed with how we handled the contents and with how clean the apartment was once again.

For hoarding cleanup in Washington, DC and nearby communities, call Purofirst!

Restoration professionals have the experience and expertise necessary to clean up and restore a property that has been affected by hoarding disorder. They will work with you to create a plan that meets your specific needs and goals. 

If you are in need of hoarding cleanup in Washington, DC, please contact us today at (800) 500-2399. We would be happy to help you get started on the road to recovery.

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