Paxton to Become National Spokesperson for ServiceMaster Restore
Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
Matt Paxton, “Hoarders” television personality and author of “The Secret Lives of Hoarders,” today announced he will join forces with disaster restoration experts ServiceMaster Restore® to expand the reach of specialized hoarding and estate cleaning services on a broader national scale.
Paxton has appeared as a featured organizer on the nationally televised program “Hoarders”, which features homeowners whose mental disorder is marked by an obsessive need to collect things, even if the items are worthless, hazardous or unsanitary. He sought the national collaboration with ServiceMaster Restore when he recognized that he could not adequately service the growing need for hoarding and estate clean up work.
“I simply could not help enough people with my small team,” he said. “After looking at several large service providers, I was attracted to the ServiceMaster corporate values, national footprint and business model,” said Paxton. At the same time, ServiceMaster was looking for an opportunity to create a service extension in the hoarding market.
Compulsive hoarding is a disorder characterized by difficulty discarding items that appear to most people to have little or no value. Hoarding was previously considered a subtype of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), but as of May, 2013, hoarding disorder is now included in the “American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders”.
When Paxton started his Clutter Cleaner® business in 2006, it was intended to focus on cleaning houses for grieving widows and relocating seniors. But he quickly found himself sought out by extreme hoarders and now he and his crew clean out the messiest homes in America. Paxton and his team have cleaned over 500 hoarded homes.
“After we began discussing the opportunity,” said Paxton,”we quickly determined that this could be a powerful arrangement which would leverage the best that both of our organizations bring and allow us to serve a larger base of customers.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Matt Paxton to the ServiceMaster family,” said Tom Coba, president, ServiceMaster Clean and ServiceMasterRestore®. “His national experience and expertise will be huge assets for us as we expand our restoration and cleaning service offerings to include specialized estate and hoarding clean up. Clutter created by hoarding can result in serious threats to the health and safety of the hoarder and those who live with them, so together with Matt we will be restoring homes and helping people bring order to their lives.”
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