ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration to Expand Disaster Restoration Services to Help Hoarders
ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration today announced an expansion of its Disaster Restoration business to include specialized hoarding and estate cleanup services, designed to help address an unmet need in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.
Hoarding requires special expertise in extreme cleaning and restoration. ServiceMaster Restore brings more than 60 years of experience in professional cleaning and disaster restoration services and has joined forces with Matt Paxton, “Hoarders” television personality and author of “The Secret Lives of Hoarders.”
“I have been helping hoarders for years, but simply could not help enough people with my small team,” said Paxton. “I was attracted to the ServiceMaster national footprint and business model because it focuses not only on the cleaning, but on compassion for the individuals who are affected by hoarding. The ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration team went through specialized education and training by Mr. Paxton, and is now ready to serve the growing need in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.”
As many as 15 million people in the U.S. may suffer from compulsive hoarding, a disorder that is characterized by an individual’s inability to discard items that others may view as worthless. Hoarders have persistent difficulty getting rid of or parting with possessions, leading to clutter that disrupts their ability to use their living or work spaces. It can cause substantial distress, dangerous conditions and lead to disability, even eviction.
“We are excited to expand our service offerings to include Specialized Hoarding and Estate Cleanup,” said Bill Komoroski, owner of ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration. “Clutter created by hoarding can result in serious threats to the health and safety of both hoarders and those who live with them. It can also cause great stress in their families.”
Hoarding is now recognized as its own disorder in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Previously, it was considered to be related to obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD.
“A hoarding job is not a quick cleanup. It takes time, understanding and support, not just from us but from family members and the community,” said Komoroski, “Our team understands the sensitivity and emotional impact hoarding has on individuals and their families. We are here to help restore lives through cleaning and compassion.” ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration has served the Lehigh Valley for more than seventeen years providing disaster restoration services for residential and commercial insurance claims, mold remediation, biohazard cleanup, HVAC cleaning and construction services.
For more information, please call 610-346-8545 or visit www.master-disaster.com.