Hoarding cleanup is a tough subject to tackle. There are many types of hoards and they type of hoard can help you determine the best method to clean it up. This article will help you with with hoarding cleanup tips for homes with excessive trash and debris.
When cleaning up homes with excessive trash and debris, it is common to have bugs present in the environment. Fruit flies, gnats, sewer gnats, flies, maggots, roaches, and even bed bugs can be present, as small amounts of food is generally present in the mounds of trash. Disposable N-95 masks are recommended while performing hoarding cleanup as well as disposable gloves and many times tyvek suits and disposable booties.
It is generally easier to start with common areas, such as hallways and bathrooms. Get large trash bags, generally 45 – 55 gallon trash bags, and begin throwing the loose items into the bags. Do not throw sharp items in to the bags, such as glass or knives, as you may be stuck by the items inside the bags. Use a box or plastic container for sharp items. Once a bag is 50-60% full, tie the bag and remove it from the room. Do not put too much weight in the bag, or it may break open or may be difficult to transport. Place the trash bag inside the trash receptacle outside the home.