25Jul, 2017

3 Ways To Help A Hoarder

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Do you know someone who has a tendency to collect knick knacks and hoard things that they don’t have any conceivable use for? Does it make their home difficult to navigate, or leave you wondering how they even use certain rooms? Compulsive hoarding is a more common problem than most people realize and can have a profound impact not only on the hoarder, but those who are part of their life. Here are some suggestions from your friends at Texas Hoarders on helping the hoarder in your life overcome their […]
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3Jan, 2017

Crime Scene Cleanup: 3 Things You Need to Know

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When your home is the center of a crime scene, you may not know what to do. Because you may be in shock, it may be even harder for you know what steps to take. To help you through the process, we’ve answered a few questions below that you may be struggling with.   Who is responsible for the cleanup? After these types of situations occur, the first thing on your mind may be getting things back in order. However, you may not be sure who should be doing the […]
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27Dec, 2016

Buying a Foreclosed Home, As Is? You’ll Need a Cleaning Crew

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Buying a home should be an exciting time. Whether this is your first home, a future flip, or your next home, you shouldn’t have to worry about the mess the previous tenants and/or owner left behind. Unfortunately, most foreclosed homes are cluttered with trash, rodent droppings, and filth. When you first open that door, the odor and mess can be enough for any homebuyer to turn and run the other way. Lucky for you, New Start Biorecovery is capable of any job you throw their way. New Start Biorecovery New […]
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10Dec, 2016

Rodent Cleanup: What You Should Know before Getting Started

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As known carriers of disease, mice and rats can be hard to clean up after, especially because the illnesses they carry can be spread by contact with urine, droppings, or scratches. For those reasons, you need to take the proper precautions for cleaning up after them. Learn what steps you should take before getting started.   Wear the Proper Gear Make sure to wear gloves throughout the entire cleaning process and wash your hands after you have removed them. If you’re concerned about breathing anything in, you can also wear […]
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22Nov, 2016

Cleaning up after Tenants Move Out

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As a landlord, you have to deal with silly tenant feuds, rude and difficult tenants, legal risks, and much more. As relieving it can be to see a difficult tenant go, the relief is short lived when you go into the apartment and see the mess that has been left behind. Seeing the aftermath can be overwhelming. Here are just a few of the things that former tenants may leave in their wake: Everyday garbage (old food, wrappers and packaging, plastic and paper bags). Biohazards (needles and razors). Stains (blood, […]
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15Nov, 2016

Infectious Disease Outbreaks You Should Know About

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When there’s an outbreak of an infectious disease, you need to be prepared to recognize the symptoms. Learn about recent outbreaks you should be aware of.   Ebola Virus You may be familiar with the massive Ebola outbreak that took place in 2014. As recently as this year, the CDC has still been working on containing the disease. Once an outbreak starts it can be hard to contain because it is spread by person-to-person contact. Ebola symptoms include: Fever Severe headache Muscle pain Weakness Fatigue Diarrhea Vomiting Abdominal (stomach) pain […]
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25Sep, 2016

Facts About Compulsive Hoarding

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Hoarding can often be subcategorized as perfectionism; in order to not make the wrong choice by throwing out an item, hoarders necessitate holding on to everything. Generally, hoarders have an inkling of the compulsion early in their life, but it doesn’t really manifest itself until adulthood. It may not have been proven to be genetic, but hoarding tends to run in the family. Usually, it can be traced to another member with a similar issue. Hoarding can run adjacent with other issues, frequently in the mental health realm. Some common […]
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13Sep, 2016

Maintaining a “Healthy” Home

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Health comes in many forms, and there are many precautions one can take to maintain the integrity of their home. Here are ways to take care of your home:   Keep it clean. It’s important to make sure you are undergoing a regular cleaning for your home. Clean up any dust at least once a week. This will eliminate a large portion of allergic and asthmatic reactions. It is also important to declutter; the more that exists, the more likely it is that chemicals will be released. Keep it dry. […]
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22Aug, 2016

How to Remove Blood Off of a Hard Surface

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We here at New Start Biorecovery have to follow OSHA regulations when dealing with biohazard crime scene in cities like San Marcos, TX. This means that in order to be compliant with the government, there are mandated conditions that we must meet. This ensures that we perform our biohazard removal safely and professionally. We strive to be the best and most thorough in the crime scene clean up business in Austin, TX. If you’ve experienced a traumatic event that requires blood clean up, give New Start Biorecovery a call at […]
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7Aug, 2016

Anti-Clutter Strategies For Hoarders

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How to Keep Your Space Decluttered Compulsive stockpiling affects everyone around the hoarder, encroaching onto family members’ space and affects their living condition. It belongs to a syndrome that includes habits such as indecisiveness, perfectionism, procrastination, avoidance, and difficulty organizing tasks. If you had just had hoarding clean up in cities like San Antonio, TX by New Start Biorecovery, here are a few tips that can help you change your over-stashing habits and ultimately improve your quality of life. Spend a short amount of time a day to clean up. […]
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