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Hoarding Fire Risk for Lakeview Residnets?

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

The kitchen of a person with a hoarding disorder is shown. We restore homes impacted by hoarding.

Over the years, SERVPRO® of Gold Coast/Lincoln Park/Lakeview has restored hoarding environments in Lakeview and other areas of Chicago. Hoarding is a mental health disorder that can cause serious health problems and fire risk. According to the American Psychiatry Association people with hoarding disorder save items other people may view as worthless. They have persistent difficulty getting rid of things or parting with possessions which causes clutter that creates safety and health problems.

  • Blocked pathways and exits may hinder escape from a fire Cooking is unsafe if flammable items are close to the stove or oven
  • Heating units may be too close to things that can burn. They might also be placed on unstable surfaces. If a heater tips over into a pile, it can cause a fire.
  • Electrical wiring may be old or worn from the weight of piles. Pests could chew on wires. Damaged wires can start fires.
  • Open flames from smoking materials or candles in a home with excess clutter are very dangerous

Call Us Today!

When you are facing the cleanup and restoration of a home that is a hoarding scene, SERVPRO® of Gold Coast/Lincoln Park/Lakeview can help. Our technicians have the equipment, training, and experience to restore hoarding environments, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 773-935-6750. 

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