If you have to clean out your parent's home after they have left it and they are hoarders or lived in squalor, you are looking at a heck of a big job. There are ways that you can handle the job and make sure that the house has been cleaned as much as it is possible. So, what are the different ways that you can get the house cleaned up?
Do It Yourself
Your first thought may be to do it yourself. When you choose to do it this way, then you are going to be the person who either does most of the work or arranges for people to come in and help you do all the cleaning. You will also have to make sure that you have all the appropriate tools to do the cleaning, as well as the possibility of having to have protective gear. One advantage of doing the cleaning yourself or with a group of friends and family is that you will have the chance to make sure that you aren't getting rid of anything that you or your family may want to keep. One disadvantage is that you are looking at having to spend a lot of time doing it. If you work, you may have to take time off to do the cleaning or working around your schedule. However, there are other options.
Commercial Cleaning Company
Another way to do it is to hire a commercial cleaning company to do the cleaning for you. They will come in, look at everything, and give you an estimate about how much work it's going to take to get the job done. They may take some pictures while they are evaluating the house so that they can refer back to them while they are writing up the estimate to give it to you. There are a lot of benefits to hiring a commercial cleaning company come and do the job for you. One is that it should be done in a few days since they won't have to work around a different schedule. That's their job, they will get it done. Another benefit is that they are going to have access to tools and cleaners that may be harder for you to get to but are better suited to clean up the mess.
If you are in charge of cleaning your parent's home and they were a hoarder or the house was squalid, then you have options when it comes to cleaning.