One Of Four Dumpsters Full From A Columbus, Ohio home

The lady that lived there had been there for about twenty years. Believe it or not, she had no kids, never been married, she lived in a charming Cape Cod home in a quiet neighborhood.

From the outside you would not have guessed that the inside of the house was covered in filth. She had a dog living with her and it did appear that she took good care of the dog. Many of the hoarders we come across just let their pets defecate and urinate all over their houses and never bother cleaning up after them.

This wasn’t the case with her. She kept the dog nice and clean, took him on daily walks and even carried a plastic bag with her to pick up his poop. Go figure how one could be so caring about their pet but not the inside of their home.

Even her car was kept clean. This made me wonder what must have been going on in her mindset before the landlord had come in and seen the house in the shape it was in. He is the one that called us to come clean.

I am guessing she has a sort of depression about living in that house by herself so bad that when she is home from work she just doesn’t care about the appearance of the house.

Most people have an entrance way into their home where guests can walk through. Her entrance way was cluttered almost as if she never expected any company. The entrance way had a table close by that was covered in tools, mail, catalogs, rakes, vacuum cleaner parts and such. If you were to look at that you would think she was using this area as her storage shed for the stuff she used to work on her yard. That’s another puzzler, the yard was clean too.

Upstairs was full of old clothes, probably her parent’s or older relative’s that she inherited. They were thrown all over the floor like they had been tried on but never worn. There were boxes of shoes and old jewelry. Some of the stuff might have a little value if it were to ever be gathered up and sold but who would want to do that. She told us to just throw it all away so we bagged it all up.

ABT Has Specific Pricing For Hoarding Cleanup

Simple – Open – Flat Rate Pricing

Jobs can usually be scheduled within 24-48 hours. Emailing ABT photos will allow us to estimate the number of techs and dumpsters.

Small Jobs (Studio Apartments/1 Bedroom Apartments or Condos)
$1000/per day/per technician (two techs may be required to move heavy objects / furniture)
Additional expenses will be added such as dumpster / truck / dump fees/ garbage bags – plus 21%
Includes Carpet Removal and/or cleaning / disinfecting

Larger Jobs (Homes/condos 2 or more bedrooms)
$4000/per day includes 4 technicians and 1 dumpster up to 40 CY if available in your area
Additional dumpster = cost + 21%
Includes carpet removal and/or cleaning / disinfecting

Additional Services
Clean and disinfect visible surfaces in the home after hoarding cleanout. Labor included in above rates but additional cleaning supply charge of $300 per day will apply.
Should non-carpet floor coverings and sub flooring need removal, additional charges would apply. Should biomaterial be discovered disposal fees are $191 per bio box.
If you need crime scene clean-up guidance, have questions about your payment options, which crime scene clean up procedures your current insurance policy covers or require our cleanup services immediately, don’t hesitate to give Advanced Bio Treatment a call at: 800-295-1684 or e-mail us at info@advancedbio-treatment.com.

ABT offers a referral up to $500

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Ted Pelot Owner & President of Crime Scene Cleanup Company - Advanced Bio-Treatment