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Hoarding Cleanup

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What Is Hoarding?

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Hoarding is a serious disorder where a person experiences high levels of distress when they consider getting rid of or throwing away items that they own. This results in a large accumulation of items that are not necessary and can create an uncomfortable and often unsafe living space. This is often due to the fact that it can be difficult to maneuver around the home, furniture could be placed in an unsafe matter and could fall or tip over, and there are no clear exits in the event of an emergency.

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How Do Hoarding Cleaning Services Work?

At First Response our experts are trained to fully clean and clear your space and properly dispose of all waste. Once all pieces are removed from the space our team will disinfect and decontaminate the space making sure it is safe to live in. Once it is fully cleaned furniture will be brought back in and your home will be restored to it’s once beautiful and clean space. We understand that this may be difficult for you or your loved one to deal with which is why are team always using discretion and are gentle and friendly with our clients.


What You Can Do If Someone You Know Is A Hoarder

Helping a person with a hoarding problem requires professional assistance. First Response’s dedicated hoarding professionals work to address the numerous complexities and seek to provide hoarding solutions with integrity, discretion and ethics at top of mind. These commitments have made us industry leaders and allowed us to partner with the Lanark County Hoarding Coalition and CMHA Champlain East in their pilot programs to help prevent homelessness due to hoarding disorder.

How To Help Someone With A Hoarding Disorder

The process starts with a professional, consultative meeting to assess the condition of the structure and work to create a project plan that deals with clutter, garbage and the biohazards that often exist in hoarding situations. Working with the interested parties to achieve mutually agreed upon goals allows First Response to solve hoarding problems with the least amount of stress and additional trauma. If you, a family member or friend are struggling with a hoarding situation, speak with one of our experts today.


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“Timothy B.”

Ryan and his team were excellent to work with. Ryan answered all our questions and concerns with great detail and always had time for us.

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“Frederic B.”

They were punctual and courteous and patient. We would definitely use this company in the future should need be.

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“Sue P.”

They were amazing to deal with and professional. We are happy to suggest them to anyone who needs help with mold.

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Julie D.

Ryan was able to address my questions and concerns. It was nice to deal with a business that’s quick to respond and willing to accommodate customer needs.

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Matt P.

Big thank you to Ryan and his team! I hope I never need mold clean up again, but if I do, I’ll be calling First Response!

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Patrick L.

I would recommend them to anybody who is in need of their services. They made a tough time easier to deal with.

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Hoarding Help & Cleaning Services 

Ottawa Hoarding & Extreme Cleaning Services

The team of cleaning experts at First Response understand the complexities that come with helping a hoarder clean their space. Our job is to remove the stress from cleaning your space by making it simple, quick, and safe. The hoarding cleaning services at First Choice Cleaning include:

  • Junk Removal
  • Disinfection
  • Deodorization
  • Odor Removal
  • Extreme Cleaning
  • Sorting Your Belongings
  • And More!
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Frequently Asked Questions

While both collectors and hoarders will accumulate a large amount of things, there is a clear line between the two. Collectors gather things out of interest such as stamps, coins, action figures, or virtually anything else. Collectors organize and display their items, showcasing them for others to appreciate and enjoy.

Hoarders on the other hand lose their ability to organize and display their items, and they end up filling up and obstructing their home. Navigating through the space becomes difficult or downright impossible. While many hoarders consider themselves collectors, they have an intense emotional attachment to their possessions and frequently become isolated and struggle with depression and anxiety.

First Response Cleaning is experienced in cleaning up messes created by hoarding. We fully clean and clear your space, making sure to dispose of any waste. Once everything is removed from the house, we will disinfect and decontaminate everything to ensure the space is liveable. One of the biggest issues with hoarders who wish to change is the monumental task of cleaning everything to make a first step. First Response Cleaning is here to take that first step with you.
Once access into and out of a building is blocked by items and trash, or pathways within the area are obstructed there are many safety issues. The most common hazards from hoarding are falling risks, fire hazards, infestations, and other dangerous living conditions such as mold.
The first step in cleaning a hoarding mess is to clear out the trash, junk, and unnecessary items kept in the house. Once these are removed, disinfection and reorganization can take place. But the first, most important step is to clear everything out of the space.
Hoarding is absolutely a health hazard. Homes affected by hoarding are vulnerable to infestations from bugs and vermin, which can cause serious illnesses to those living within the area. They are also prone to developing mold, which is seriously damaging to health. In some extreme hoarding cases, the structural integrity of a building can be at risk putting the occupant’s safety in immediate danger.

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