|Hoarding Is Extremely Common - And Helping Hoarders Is Our Passion|
|Hoarding disorder is an ongoing difficulty throwing away or parting with possessions because you believe that you need to save them. You may experience distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. You gradually keep or gather a huge number of items, regardless of their actual value. |
Hoarding often creates extremely cramped living conditions with only narrow pathways winding through stacks of clutter. Countertops, sinks, stoves, desks, stairways and all other surfaces are usually piled with stuff. You may not be able to use some areas for their intended purpose. When there's no more room inside your home, the clutter may spread to the garage, vehicles, yard and other storage areas.
Hoarding ranges from mild to severe. In some cases, hoarding may not have much impact on your life, while in other cases it seriously affects your daily functioning. People with hoarding disorder may not see it as a problem, so getting them to take part in treatment can be challenging.
THE 5 LEVELS OF HOARDING
LEVEL 1 - Minor Clutter
LEVEL 2 - Clutter blocking one exit, pet feces in one area, some minor electrical/plumbing problems, overflowing trash cans, dirty dishes piling up, minor mold growth.
LEVEL 3 - Extreme disorganization throughout home, insect infestation, piles of objects in key living areas, multiple broken appliances, spills not cleaned for days/weeks, one room not being used anymore for its intended purpose
LEVEL 4 - Structural damage to home, plumbing not operating properly, excessive amount of pets and pet waste, clutter preventing most exits and stairs, rotting food, odors, sewage backups.
LEVEL 5 - Severe unsanitary conditions, entire living space unusable, no ventilation, irreparable damage to home’s structure, no utilities working, pervasive mold, animals in home are danger to humans, larger pest infestation (rodents, snakes, insects), dead animals in home.
Bio-One can help at any stage, and can help in any capacity. From helping families meticulously go through item by item to locate valuables, to helping getting ready for an estate sale, and emptying an entire house, performing demolition and deep cleaning sanitization - Bio-One is here to help.
Bio-One also specializes in biohazard cleanup, mold remediation, sewage backup cleanup, rodent droppings cleanup, odor removal and more.
Bio-One Huntsville: 256-677-6111
Bio-One Birmingham: 205-937-1708
Bio-One Montgomery: 334-523-9191
Not all Biohazard Cleanup companies in Alabama are the same - and Bio-One of Alabama is clearly the right choice.
Bio-One of Alabama is a unique, family-owned company that specializes in the cleanup of biohazards, such as:
Unlike water restoration companies whose main focus is water and fire restoration, Bio-One's specialty is Biohazard (in fact, Bio-One does not even offer water or fire restoration). Bio-One helps families in the aftermath of tragedies.
Also, unlike other Biohazard cleanup companies who advertise in Alabama - Bio-One is the only true, local and family-owned company located in Alabama.
Who you hire for this type of cleanup matters because not all Biohazard cleanup companies are built the same. At Bio-One, you will expect:
Local, Family-Owned, Prompt and Professional - Bio-One has your back when you need us the most.
Bio-One is the expert in bio-clean. Bio-One has three local offices in Alabama - one in Birmingham, one in Huntsville and one in Montgomery. Bio-One serves all of these metro areas, plus Tuscaloosa, Anniston, Auburn, Columbus, GA, Cullman, Scottsboro, Fort Payne, The Shoals and all of Alabama.
The roots of crime- and trauma-scene cleaning companies can be traced to the 1990s, and at that time only a dozen or so companies existed. The industry was widely unregulated and awareness of contamination risks were relatively non-existant.
"I was young and dumb and saw something you only see in movies, so I quickly shut the door, took a deep breath, sat on the couch with the widow and told everyone else to get her out of here and take her to lunch, and we’ll clean this up for her," said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, Founder of Bio-One Inc. "We were just trying to help a lady in her greatest time of need, and that’s for me how I got into the crime scene and cleaning business." Read Nick's story in Franchise Times.
Today, there are hundreds of companies that advertise crime and trauma scene cleaning, and a simple Google search may prove overwhelming when you're experiencing one of the most traumatic moments in your life. To help, we've listed pre-qualifying questions to ask before choosing a crime and trauma scene company.
Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Crime and Trauma Scene Cleaner
There are a number of key questions to ask crime and trauma scene cleaning technicians or business owners to properly root out which one is best for your goals and circumstances.
Last but certainly most important, make sure the business you speak with shows care and compassion for your situation. They should want to do everything possible to support you and your loved ones.
If you are searching for a crime and trauma scene cleaner, Bio-One is here for you. All of our offices adhere to our business motto Help First, Business Second and are available 24/7. Click here to search for a Bio-One team near you.