Cleaning Up A Hoarders House

Cleaning Up A Hoarders House

h_proj_xHoarding is a disease that few people can comprehend. It is a disease characterized by the excessive acquisition of and unwillingness to discard large quantitates of objects that cover the living areas of the home. It is an indication of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It can start as early as the age of 13 and become severe in the 40’s and 50’s. The International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCD) reports that 1-20 people may have “significant hoarding problems” triggered by a traumatic event such as the death of a loved one. It can also be dangerous and involve risk from fire, poor sanitation, and other health concerns. If you have a loved one in your family who suffers from this type of affliction can make cleaning up a hoarders house a daunting task.


It’s important to determine what type of hoarder you are dealing with. There are two basic types; object hoarding and animal hoarding. An animal hoarder has numerous animals but can not provide adequate feeding and care for them. They don’t keep them in a clean environment and seldom if ever take them to the vet.

If you are dealing with an animal hoarder, you need to be prepared for live animals running through the trash and the droppings which will be all over the home. Droppings contain all sorts of diseases, and it’s best to consult a professional. Project X Restoration provides help for families of hoarders and hoarders themselves.

When people hoard papers, clothes, packaging wrappers, sale items or just about anything, they are an object hoarder. They may even hoard trash and garbage. Not only will there be items within the home but the exterior of the home may be loaded with debris.

Project X Restoration understands the emotional impact of hoarding. We will help you work through the process and design a plan specific to your needs. It’s important to determine what is worth saving and what needs to be donated and what needs to be thrown away.

No matter what type of clutter it can result in contaminants that can be toxic and pose serious health issues. A professional clean up team is equipped with the proper equipment to declutter and eliminate mold, contaminants, odors and biohazards.

Hoarding cleanup is a specialized cleaning field. It requires compassion and the knowledge to clean thoroughly and eliminate any toxins that exist. We also know that you must feel comfortable and safe with the company you hire. We are first and foremost committed to being respectful, compassionate, and discrete when we work with all our clients. Project X Restoration will help you and your family clean up after a hoarder dies in the home with the professionalism you expect from us.