Hoarder Cleaning Services
Cleaning up for or after a hoarder is difficult physically and mentally. The hoarder often gets into an unmanageable situation for many reasons including being unable or unwilling to let go of seemingly unimportant things. This often leaves properties in a dreadful state and can be a breeding ground and temporary home for rodents and other pests as well as being a perfect environment for insects, birds and bacteria.
In extreme cases, hoarding can be a serious fire, safety as well as health risk, presenting a real danger to life of the individuals living in the premises as well as other professional services that may be involved such as Social and Emergency Services.
We have professionally cleared and cleaned premises on many occasions that were seemingly uninhabitable previously. Please call us on 03337720638 and we’ll be happy to help. 24/7 support available when you need it.
Industrial premises by their very nature can be difficult places to clean. For example, when an industrial tenant leaves commercial premises then the landlord is often left with a problem to sort out before a potential new tenant can even be shown round. Of course your lease agreement might give you some protection but we are here to help.
Having visited or viewed your premises virtually, we will agree a cleanup plan bespoke to your particular circumstances and taking account of all the site specific issues to be dealt with. For example, cleaning up a garage premises with oil and other lubricant spillages is very different from a catering or bar establishment where food, cooking oil or cleaning materials are left behind or in situ.
Regardless of your situation, please feel free to call us on 03337720638 and we’ll be happy to help with your Industrial Cleaning requirements.
Gross Cleaning | Filth Cleaning Services
Sometimes properties are left in a situation where they turn into biohazards. One recent example occurred when an elderly couple could no longer manage to clean their property day to day, had a dog on the premises, were heavy smokers and the property was infested with fleas as well as rodents. The couple were re-homed into residential care and we were brought in to clean up the property prior to eventual sale.
Other examples of situations include the cleaning up and restoration of property contaminated by vomit, urine, faeces, blood, and other bodily fluids. Whatever the situation, we can help. Please call us and we’ll arrange a virtual or in-person site visit to assess your situation. No matter how bad it seems to be, we are professionals and here to help.
Fly Tipping Cleaning and Clear Up
Unscrupulous people who dump their waste on private or public land leave behind difficult and sometimes dangerous situations to deal with. If you have a fly tipping situation to deal with then we are definitely here to help.
We’ll assess the situation without obligation and come up with a plan to safely and professionally remove the offending articles so the property can be enjoyed again. Sometimes we might need specialist equipment to handle bulky or heavy items such as vehicles but we’ve found that in most cases, there’s nothing that can’t be removed or handled. When the fly tipped materials are legally, safely and carefully removed, we’ll clean down and make the area safe for use.
Void or Vacant Property Clean Up
Properties need regular and proper use or they will fall into a state of disrepair. If a property is void or vacated for a prolonged period of time then it can become a target for vandals, graffiti, fly-tipping and more. Whatever the situation, we can help. We offer discrete and professional vacant property clean up services to residential and commercial customers.
In more difficult cases, vacant properties become new homes for pests such as birds, insects or rodents and these all need to be removed safely and effectively.
Please call us on 03337720638 for a no-obligation discussion and we’ll work out a way forward. No matter how large, small or difficult the situation appears to be then in almost every case, we can help.
Recovering a property that has previously been occupied by squatters can be a very difficult and traumatic experience. Sometimes just the thought that someone has violated your property can be enough to avoid wanting to have to deal with the aftermath.
We are professional squat clearance and cleaning specialists. Whatever situation your property has been left in then we can help you. Whether the situation involves clearing food, furniture, drug materials, furniture or anything else then please call us on 03337720638 and we will help.
When the rubbish has been removed and made safe then we can get to work cleaning and disinfecting if necessary depending of course on the situation. If the property needs restoration work such as building, electrical, plumbing or decoration then we can also help if needed. Commercial or residential properties, small or large, please get in touch.
Nothing hangs around longer than a bad smell. Where there is a bad odour, something is causing it and it needs to be dealt with. Bad and lingering smells can come from a wide variety of sources such as sewer or drain collapse, rodent infestation (a dead rat for example) and a wide variety of other sources.
Masking the odour isn’t the answer as eventually the smell will come back if the source isn’t dealt with properly. We’ll identify the root cause of the issue and deal with it. If that involves contracting specialists such as drain tracing specialists then we will liaise on your behalf and get to the root cause. Once we understand what we are dealing with then we can safely remove the source of the odour, then manage the odour by thorough and detailed cleaning and remediation.
Drug Den Clearance and Clean Up
If a property you are responsible for has been used as a drug den then it is vital that the whole property is cleared, cleaned, disinfected and made ready for future use. Needles (sharps disposal), smoking and other drug paraphernalia have to be handled expertly for obvious reasons. You can’t simply put items such as needles in black bin bags and throw them out no matter how appealing that thought might be.
You need professional help and we are experts in drug den clearance. Sadly, drug use in the UK is widespread and no-one is immune from its influence. Our specialist and highly trained drug den clearance team are here to help, 24/7 and 365 days of the year.
Graffiti Removal | Fly Poster Removal
Despite the popularity of Banksy and other street graffiti artists, in most cases, graffiti is a major annoyance and completely spoils the look and feel of a building. Graffiti needs to be dealt with professionally and thoroughly.
It might seem attractive to simply paint over the graffiti but in most cases, the graffiti will eventually come through again and you can be left with a far worse situation than you originally thought you had. Fly posting removal is another associated area where our expertise may help. We remove all traces of fly posting and graffiti without unnecessarily damaging the walls or surfaces and can make good if needed.
We offer thorough and professional graffiti removal for private and commercial customers all over the UK. Please call 03337720638 for an initial discussion and we’ll be happy to listen and help.
How Do We Work?
Before we carry out any work
- We carry out a comprehensive risk assessment to effectively evaluate risks to people, property and the environment.
- After carrying out a risk assessment, we create a method statement. A method statement details exactly how we are going to carry out a task and details the steps that need to be taken to safely carry out the work. This could involve detailing the type of equipment we might be using, the PPE (personal protective equipment) that might be needed and the processes involved in actually carrying out the work.
- COSHH Risk Assessment. COSHH is short for control of substances hazardous to health. The COSHH risk assessment that we carry out is done to identify the risks involved with the materials that we are dealing with and also to understand the risks involved with using the chemicals that we decide to use.
- Creation of a Waste Transfer Note. A waste transfer note (WTN) is a document that details the transfer of waste from one person to another. We make certain that every load of waste that we receive on your behalf or that we pass to others is covered by a WTN. WTNs make certain that there is a clear audit trail from when the waste is produced until it is disposed of.
- PPE and RPE Training or Toolbox Talks. We make certain that all of our team know what and how to use their PPE (personal protective/protection equipment). This is done through Toolbox talks. Put simply, someone experienced and also qualified if necessary in the effective use of PPE demonstrates and explains exactly how to put on, wear and work in items of PPE. RPE (Respiratory Protection Equipment) such as breathing apparatus often needs specialist training or instruction in safe and effective useage and we also make certain that our team are fully equipped, trained and competent in the use of RPE at all times.
Risks and Dangers Associated with Extreme Cleaning
When dealing with extreme cleaning situations then there are a wide range of risks and dangers that can be present. Examples include structural integrity of the whole or part of the building, substantial danger of breathing difficulties due to particles in the atmosphere.
In addition, large quantity of objects which are known or unknown presents a clear risk from slipping as does the possibility of trip hazards caused by falling ceilings, walls or other objects combined with a potential loss of visibility.
The chemicals that we use are all effective for the political micro control of:
A/H1N1 swine, P.aeruginosa, E.coli, S.aureus, Enterococcus hirae, Bacillus subtilis, MRSA, C.difficile, Mycobaclerium, Tuberculosis, MRSA, Medical Waste Treatment Aspergillus niger, Listeria, Salmonella and Legionella pneumophila. Feline Calicivirus (Human Norovirus surrogate), Feline Coronavirus (SARA surrogate), enveloped and non-enveloped virus, HIV and C.difficile.
Some of Our Accreditations and Standards
The ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) is the world’s most popular quality management standard, with over one million certified organisations in 180 countries worldwide.
ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organisations to improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.
ISO 45001 is the world's international standard for occupational health and safety, issued to protect employees and visitors from work-related accidents and diseases.
National Academy of Crime Scene Cleaners Accredited
As fully trained and insured members of the National Academy of Crime Scene Cleaners (www.nacsc.co.uk) as well as being fully licensed waste carriers, we are able to safely and effectively dispose of all biohazard waste. We are registered as an upper tier waste carrier with the Environment Agency
Safe Contractor Accredited
The SafeContractor scheme was created to showcase and ensure that a business places their employees' health and safety first. SafeContractor is an accreditation provided by Alcumus, who are a leading provider of risk management, certification and accreditation services with over 27,000 members.
Constructionline Member. Constructionline is a remote assessment of a company and that looks for the business to provide information about the company, directors, finances and areas of operation. In addition, Constructionline audits Health & safety, equal opportunities and environmental management policies, procedures and standards.
Alcumus COVID-19 secure. We have been assessed by Alcumus regarding our COVID-19 cleaning standards. This shows and proves that we provide accurate and effective cleaning procedures for customers in order to eliminate the potential of Coronavirus transmission as well as reinstating a clean and hazard free environment when someone has tested positive with the virus.