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What does a polluted house clearance cost?

Cleaning a contaminated home is a challenging task that often requires a lot of time, effort and resources. A heavily contaminated home can have various causes, such as negligence, psychological problems or a physical disability of the resident. Regardless of the cause, it is important to have the contaminated home thoroughly cleared and cleaned to make the home habitable again. In this article we will discuss the costs and factors that can influence the process of clearing a contaminated home.

What is a contaminated home?

A polluted home is a home where there is extreme pollution and disorder. This contamination can range from built-up dirt, waste, pests to mold and other health hazards. It can create a very unsafe and unhealthy living environment, making it impossible to live in the home normally. Clearing the home is therefore always carried out by professionals such as ZSM Woningontruiming. This is due to the fact that a polluted house poses enormous health risks and requires special clothing and equipment.

Causes of a polluted home

There are several reasons why a home can become contaminated. This could be due to the resident's physical or mental health problems, a hoarding disorder, or even death without surviving relatives. It is vital to determine the cause of the contamination in order to determine an appropriate approach to clearing and cleaning the home.

The challenges of clearing a contaminated home

Cleaning a contaminated home is not easy. Clearing a heavily contaminated home poses numerous challenges. First, the scale of pollution can be overwhelming, requiring a lot of time and manpower. Secondly, hazardous substances or materials may be present, such as sharp objects or toxic substances. Our professional team has experience with these types of situations and this is essential to carry out the evacuation safely and efficiently.

Step-by-step approach to a home clearance

Evacuating a seriously contaminated home requires a step-by-step approach to ensure that all aspects of the evacuation are thoroughly addressed. Of course it depends on the condition of the home, but the following steps can be followed:

1. Inspection of the home

A thorough inspection of the home is the first step to assess the extent of the contamination and any special risks.

2. Risk analysis and planning

Based on the inspection, a risk analysis is carried out to determine the required resources, equipment and protective measures.

3. Safe disposal of waste

The waste and unwanted items are carefully removed and disposed of in accordance with the applicable rules.

4. Cleaning and disinfecting

The home is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to make it safe and habitable again.

5. Restoration of the home

If necessary, repairs will be carried out to restore the property to good condition.

Factors that influence the costs of clearing a contaminated home

The costs of clearing a contaminated home can vary greatly depending on several factors:

1. Extent of pollution

The more severe the contamination, the higher the costs, as more time, labor and resources are required to clear and clean the home. 

2. Type of home

A larger home will require more time and resources than a smaller home. Clearing a larger home is often more difficult. 

3. Accessibility of the home

If the home is difficult to reach, for example because it is located on an upper floor without a lift, the costs may increase. A contaminated home is often difficult to access. 

4. Presence of hazardous substances

A polluted one clear house is often difficult and this is certainly the case when working with hazardous substances. This not only poses health risks for the team, but also for local residents. If hazardous substances are present, such as asbestos or chemicals, there will be additional costs for their safe removal.  

Why hire a professional team?

Clearing a contaminated home is not a job you want or sometimes can tackle yourself. Our professional team has the experience, expertise and resources to carry out the evacuation safely and efficiently. It ensures that the home is completely cleaned and restored, so that it is habitable again. Having a contaminated home cleaned is therefore a good choice. This way, your home will be completely clean again without you having to do anything. 

Average costs of a house clearance

It is difficult to determine an exact average cost given the variable nature of each situation. In the Netherlands, the costs for clearing a contaminated home can be anywhere between €1,500 and €5,000, depending on the factors mentioned earlier.

Free quotes for house clearance

Do you want to have the house tidy again? Have you already searched the internet for 'How much does a house clearance cost' and have you found little information about the costs? Then don't worry. You can always request a free quote from ZSM Woningontruiming. Request a free quote via our website and receive it in your mailbox within 24 hours. Do you have an emergency evacuation planned? The costs are often slightly higher, but it is also more convenient to contact us by telephone. This can be done on telephone number: 0702116102.


Clearing a contaminated home is a complex process that requires a lot of time, effort and resources. Costs may vary depending on the extent of the contamination and other factors. It is essential to hire a professional team to get the job done safely and efficiently. For the exact costs of a house clearance, you can, as you have read previously, request a free quote from ZSM Woningontruiming at any time. The men from ZMS Home Clearance will ensure that your home is back in order quickly. 

Request a free quote

Would you like to receive a quote for clearing your home? Then request a free quote. This is completely without obligation and you are not committed to anything. By requesting a quote you will get a better idea of the costs and services we can offer you.

Do you have any questions or would you like advice before requesting a quote? Then you can always call us on 070-2116102. You can also send us an email at: We will then respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

Help Center

How much does it cost on average to clear a contaminated home?

Costs can vary, but on average they are between €1,500 and €5,000, depending on various factors.

Is it possible to clear a contaminated home yourself?

Clearing a contaminated house yourself is strongly discouraged. Clearing a contaminated home yourself is difficult due to the risks and complexity. A professional team such as ZSM Woningontruiming has the right expertise and resources to carry out the task safely.

How long does it take to clear a contaminated home?

The duration of the evacuation process depends on the extent of the contamination and the size of the home. It can vary from a few days to several weeks. Is the home heavily polluted? Then it will of course take longer. 

Are hazardous substances removed safely during the evacuation?

Yes, a professional team ensures the safe removal of hazardous substances, such as asbestos or chemicals.

Can I request a free quote?

Yes, you can always request a free quote from ZSM Woningontruiming. This can be done very easily via our website. This way you know in advance exactly what the costs for the evacuation will be.