Unsanitary Conditions Make your Home Uninhabitable

The definition of unsanitary living conditions is conditions or circumstances that might contaminate with dirt or filth or lead to injury or health problems within a home. Often a sign of these unsanitary conditions is when you can detect a foul smell coming from the property but other times it’s more than meets the eye. Simply having dirty carpet and cluttered homes doesn’t necessarily deem them unlivable. It’s important to understand what conditions are considered unsanitary and what to do if you need help.

What do you consider unsanitary conditions?

  •     Improper construction/maintenance of floors, sidewalls and/or ceilings
  •     Excessive accumulation of garbage and/or filth
  •     Excessive animal feces
  •     Vermin/insect infestations
  •     Utilities not functioning properly (gas, water, electricity, etc.)
  •     Broken necessary appliances

Each state has a different legal definition of unsanitary living conditions. The conditions listed above are all general conditions that are deemed unsanitary. Keep in mind there are other things that can also deem your house dangerous. Among them are not being able to access doorways due to excessive clutter and mold. If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable in your own home, it may be time to ask for help. 

Your health and safety are essential, and you should avoid living in a home that is uninhabitable. Depending on the condition(s) present, it might be severe enough to deem it unlivable. Overall, bioremediation cleaning services are your best bet for cleaning and sanitizing the space effectively. 

What to do if you’re renting

If you don’t own the home you’re living in and the conditions are beyond your control, this can feel overwhelming. You should start off by talking to your landlord about the conditions and bring in cleaners when needed. In extreme cases, you may need to skip the landlord and report the conditions to your local health department or law enforcement.

If you do file a complaint, it is important to include the following:

  1. Your name
  2. Your address and the address of the affected property
  3. The issue
  4. How long the issue has been going on
  5. Any communication information with your landlord

In Louisiana, a renter’s legal rights are very specific when it comes to healthy and safe living conditions. First and foremost, the landlord has an obligation to maintain the property in a suitable condition. If the landlord refuses to make certain repairs, Louisiana tenants can terminate the lease or “deduct and repair” for necessary repairs. 

It’s important as a renter to understand your rights and make the necessary steps in taking care of your home. You will need to determine whether you need a bioremediation company to come in and clean the unsanitary conditions or need to find a new place to live. Understanding all your options fully and taking the proper steps to getting help can be crucial. 

When the situation becomes unmanageable

Sometimes it is the homeowner or renter who’s causing these unsanitary conditions. Whether it is a hoarding situation or an infestation that has become too much to manage, there are companies that can help. Reaching out to the correct team of professionals, will give you peace of mind and confidence that you are in good hands. 

Sometimes life becomes unmanageable and bioremediation cleaning companies can step in swiftly, effectively, and professionally to get your home back to healthy living standards. Whether it’s an in-depth cleaning or an extreme sanitation of a single room, professional extreme cleaners can help. Xtreme Cleaners team of experts are confident in their ability to handle any unsanitary situation. If you or someone you know needs help with unsanitary conditions in the home in Louisiana, call Xtreme Cleaners at (800) 524-9591.