The cost of hoarding and/or clutter cleanup varies greatly with each job. Unfortunately, we’re not able to simply publish a price or cost for hoarding cleanup. Nor is there an “average cost of hoarding cleanup”. Each individual job has unique characteristics that make pricing difficult and time consuming. Some of the questions and factors that we must consider are:
- What is the location of the home
- How extensive is the hoarding or clutter situation (e.g. floor to ankle or floor to shoulder)
- How many dumpsters will be needed
- What will the distance be from the house to the dumpster(s)
- How much sorting will be required (e.g. looking for valuables, keepsakes, documents, etc.)
- How many rooms are affected
- Does a basement or garage need cleaned as well
- If an apartment, what floor is it on
- If an apartment, is there a service elevator that can be used
Each of the above factors can greatly affect the overall cost of the hoarding cleaning services. A dumpster, for example, can run $600 each. If we need six dumpsters for the job that will add $3,600 to the cleaning costs. If a full basement is involved, it may add another $1,000 to the total cost of the job. If an apartment is located on the 3rd floor and stairs are the only means of moving items to a dumpster, the cost of labor will be higher than if the apartment was on the 1st floor.
Based on our 16 years of experience, we’ve become very good at estimating the cost of hoarding cleanup, especially when we have photos of the affected areas. If you’re in the position to take photos, two photos of each room (from different angles) is very helpful. Based on our conversation with our client or their representative, we can typically offer a cost estimate that is within a few hundred dollars of the final cost. If, due to unforeseen events, we find that our estimate is not accurate, we’ll discuss this with our client before continuing the job.
Although I mentioned earlier that there’s no average cost of hoarding cleanup, there are some averages that I think we can refer to. Based on jobs we’ve done in the past, it’s probably fair to estimate that a two bedroom, one bath house with kitchen & living room will run between $2,000 and $3,500 to clean. This cost includes, labor, dumpster or dump runs, personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies & and disinfection and wiping down of some surfaces (e.g. stove, bathtub, sinks, etc.). Now, while this may be an average, it’s not impossible for a similar job to cost less or more, depending on the factors listed above. Another example would be a large home with two floors, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, dining room, bonus room, kitchen & basement. A home such as this, with personal effects, trash, clutter & debris from floor to shoulder height (in some areas) may cost $15,000 to $25,000 to clean.
Beginning in May 2023, all clients, regardless of credit history, now have the option of financing the cost of our services through a monthly payment plan. Please look for this payment option at checkout.
Bio-Trauma 911 and Extreme Remediation provides free cost estimates. Please feel free to reach out to us to discuss your situation. We look forward to talking with you and helping you to find a solution for your hoarding and clutter cleaning needs.