San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) March 07, 2013
Hoarding is coming to the forefront in America with 4 million hoarders in the U.S., and some experts placing that number as high as 15 million, according to a February 12 article in the New York Daily News. Crime Clean of Texas is experiencing an increase in number of calls for clean out of hoarder homes with gross filth as families become aware of this disorder.
Also according to the article, hoarding will soon be classified as a mental disorder. Hoarders suffer from an inability to discard items, thinking that they may be of use in the future. According to the Mayo Clinic, hoarders are socially withdrawn, isolated, and often depressed. Hoarders put their safety and health at risk by living in environments that are unsanitary and that can be fire hazards. Animal hoarders are increasingly at risk, as well as putting the animals in danger as the hoarder often fails to provide minimum food, water, sanitation or veterinary care, resulting in considerable animal suffering and death.
Crime Clean of Texas has found hoarder cases pose extreme fire and safety issues due to excessive amounts of paper, clothing, and old extension cords buried in trash coated with rotted food, and decomposing rodents. In Animal hoarding cases, it is the norm for Crime Clean to find cats and dogs in various stages of decomposition, and dead animals stored in refrigerators and freezers. These living situations pose extreme risk to First Responders and limit their ability to provide emergency and death scene cleanup services.
In every hoarder case Crime Clean has responded to, the hoarder, as well as family members not living in the home, experience extreme embarrassment. Charlie Moore, Crime Clean of Texas' HazMat, recently appeared on a San Antonio’s Fox 29 news feature about hoarders. In his interview, Moore describes what he has seen, and also states that the issues go beyond cleaning up. It’s a problem that requires help from mental health professionals. Crime Clean makes it their goal to enter into all situations with understanding and a caring manner. Moore also says that it's their job, as long as a hoarder allows, to make a bad situation better.
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About the company:
Crime Clean of Texas provides discrete crime cleanup, death cleanup, suicide cleanup, blood cleanup, and hoarder clean-out services. Understanding that customers are going through a very traumatic time, Crime Clean will do everything possible to ease the process. Their highly trained technicians are compassionate and understanding, and have been caring for grieving families and their properties since 1995. The Technicians responding to calls are among the most experienced Hazardous Materials Certified/Bio-Hazard Specialists in the field today for biohazard cleanup. All Crime Clean of Texas' Technicians are drug and background checked, and will arrive in unmarked, fully equipped Commercial vehicles, fully prepared to help with their customer's special needs. Crime Clean is bonded, and fully insured for crime scene cleaning. They are also Better Business Bureau accredited with an A+ rating.