Understanding the Risks Associated with Hoarding in Melbourne

Melbourne Forensic Cleaning has a team of highly trained and experienced biohazard technicians who have a wealth of combined experienced when dealing with a Gross Filth Clean, Hoarder Clean or Squalor Clean.

Understanding the Risks Associated with Hoarding in Melbourne

Hoarding turns homes into dumps often littered with rotten, mouldy and rodent infested waste.

Hoarding turns homes into dumps often littered with rotten, mouldy and rodent infested waste.

Despite the negative connotation brought by the spotlight of media attention, hoarding has really been studied only in the past two decades at most. There is much misunderstanding and stigma associated with the compulsive hoarding condition and what it entails. It is critical to remember that hoarders are very sensitive about their lifestyle and there are many factors that play a role in this. Whether its shame, denial or resistance to changes, they will often be determined to keep their lifestyle and will rebel against any changes brought by external factors.


The Health Consequences of Hoarding

While many of us have a messy garage, storage room or shed, there is a point at which things become not just frustrating and dangerous for the occupants, but also quite welcoming for a number of pests. Adding more clutter around your home increases your chance for pest infestation risk and hides their nests. Hoarding turns homes into dumps often littered with rotten, mouldy and rodent infested waste.


Danger of Fires in Melbourne Hoarding Properties

For a fire to burn it needs three key components; oxygen, fuel and heat. A property that is considered a hoarding and gross filth situation is loaded with kindling in the form of rubbish, books, magazines and a plethora of other items. If paper covers a heat vent, fires may occur. Additionally, overcrowded outlets in a hoarder’s home can spark.


Impact on your Lungs

Compulsive Hoarding may lead to health problems, especially if people in an unclean environment breathe in damaging particles. Potential hazards to your respiratory system include mould spores, dust or chemicals.


Clutter Obstructs First Responders

In the event of an emergency, first responders may not be able to navigate a home to offer assistance if the clutter obstructs entrances or pathways to the bedroom.


When a property becomes infested with mice, rats and biological material like fecal matter or urine, the situation is suitable for the spread of disease

When a property becomes infested with mice, rats and biological material like fecal matter or urine, the situation is suitable for the spread of disease

Transmission of Disease

When a property becomes infested with mice, rats and biological material like faecal matter or urine, the situation is suitable for the spread of disease. If the home in question is full of animals, this danger may be magnified. It’s important to remember that contact with an infected surface can harm the occupants even if there is no visible threat, as some communicable diseases can survive outside the body for months.


Getting Trapped or Injured

When belongings are precariously stacked throughout a home, falling items sometimes injure hoarders. They may trip and hurt themselves and can even get trapped under debris.


Why Choose Melbourne Forensic Cleaning to Assist in a Hoarders Clean

Melbourne Forensic Cleaning has a team of highly trained and experienced biohazard technicians who have a wealth of combined experienced when dealing with a Gross Filth Clean, Hoarder Clean or Squalor Clean. Our experts appreciate that there is much misunderstanding and stigma associated with the compulsive hoarding condition and what it entails. It is critical to remember that hoarders are very sensitive about their lifestyle and there are many factors that play a role in this. Whether its shame, denial or resistance to changes, they will often be determined to keep their lifestyle and will rebel against any changes brought by external factors. Our technicians provide prompt and reliable Gross Filth and Squalor Clean-Ups services across Victoria and include not only Melbourne but also Geelong, Torquay, Warrnambool, Ballarat, Shepparton, Wodonga, Warragul, Traralgon, Sale and Bendigo.

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