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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Hoarding Fire in Ken Caryl?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A home is on fire. Jefferson County residents trust us to restore fire damage.

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl’s technicians are trained to handle hoarding situations with empathy and respect for all concerned. We understand that hoarding is a condition where a person has persistent and difficulty discarding personal possessions. These living conditions become unsafe because of the amount of clutter. This clutter can make rooms unusable and create health and safety concerns. Here are some tips from the National Fire Protection Association on how to reduce the risk of fire injury in a hoarding situation:

  • When talking about a person who hoards, focus on safety rather than the clutter. Be empathetic. Match the person’s language. If they call it hoarding, then you can call it hoarding.
  • Help the residents make a home safety and escape plan. Stress the importance of clear pathways and exits. Practice the plan often. Exit routes may change as new items are brought into the home.
  • Install working smoke alarms in the home. Test them at least once a month.
  • Reach out to community resources. Talk to members of the fire department to alert them of your concerns. They may be able to connect you with members of a hoarding task force for additional help.

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SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl responds to commercial and residential fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Ken Caryl area. Call us today at 303-973-4664. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

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