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Cleanrite-Buildrite’s aspiration is to be the leader in quality, dependability, and reliability whether it’s a small carpet cleaning or a sensitive personal matter such as this. Compulsive hoarding, which has been connected to Diogenes syndrome is a very sensitive topic. Handling the contents and working with the individuals involved must be approached by a team that understands the complexity of the situation. It’s about the recovery process of all the items in the home that are still useful, valuable and sentimental. Hoarding is a situation with many underlying layers. However, hoarding cleanup is typically not covered by insurance due to negligence clauses in the policy. It is important to contact CRBR to go over your options so you can make an informed decision on to proceed.

In the customer service-based industry of cleaning and restoration, companies know it’s not all about mopping and hammering, it’s also about the assistance of repairing and comforting those who are directly affected by the damage. The producer of Animal Planets television series Confessions: Animal Hoarding were in search of a company who could not only assist in the cleaning and repair of a Northern California home but also understood the sensitivities of the individuals who appear on the television program. The series explores stories of people who own more pets than they can care for. The problem of animal hoarding is little understood, but far more widespread than most people realize. There are over 3000 reported cases a year, and at least ten times that number that goes unreported. The series brings families together to find voluntarily humane solutions that work for both pets and people. During the fast-paced nine hour job Cleanrite-Buildrite removed pet soils from the living space, cleaned and sterilized multiple rooms, and repaired damage to walls and doors, to foster a safe and healthier environment.

In the process of learning and understanding our range of customers in the restoration industry it’s critical to know the facts. The Mayo Clinic generally defines hoarding as ‘the excessive collection of items, along with the inability to discard them,” which creates disorderly and unhealthy living conditions. As the case with general hoarding, animal hoarding is linked to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and also carries the trait of disconnection from daily responsibilities and limiting social interaction with others. However, there is no such story as a ‘typical’ hoarder and in some cases at the initial stages of the syndrome some show ability to recognize the problem before the conditions of the animals decline. Approximately 40 percent of object hoarders are also animal hoarders and in most cases, but not all, domestic pets are most likely to be owned.