If you have always thought of hoarding just as a choice of lifestyle, then you have been wrong all along. Hoarding is a psychological disorder which makes getting rid of personal stuff, property, or anything a challenge, buying too much, and even misplacing valuables because space is overly cluttered. Hoarding may get out of control and make the victims home no longer efficient and even worse become a health hazard. Helping someone with hoarding tendencies to clean up and organize their homes may prove a challenge especially if you are not aware of the hoarding disorder. One is required to first seek professional help from mental health experts and afterwards employ the services of professional cleaners.
Probable Dangers Linked To Hoarding
- Risk of Fire hazards
- Increased indoor pollution
- Less escape routes for rescue teams
- Tripping and falling
- Biohazard Development
Organization and Clutter Removal
If you are in Southwest Florida, visit our certified hoarding cleanup consultants who will take you through the process of cleaning up from hoarding. We will go through your house with your help to determine what is worth keeping and what is not, those items that are of value to you will be organized and categorized properly. We ensure the entire cleaning up from hoarding process is done as you would wish every step of the way. We are meant to ensure your safety and that of your home environment, we also professionally sanitize your home so you get to have a completely healthful start. Cleaning up from hoarding in a residential home is a service which requires special skills to achieve the intended result.
Helping a Hoarder Clean Up
Managing an individual with hoarding problems may be emotionally draining, especially when they do not accept, they have a problem. Employing the services of an expert may be beneficial to you, here are the steps a hoarding professional will use in cleaning up hoarding;
- Talk About Cleaning and Organizing
It is important to include a mental health professional before cleaning up from hoarding. This is because they will take you through conversations involving the benefits of organizing your home and getting rid of the surplus items present. A professional will know exactly what to say to convince you to accept employing the services of professional cleaners.
- Evaluate the area and create a cleaning strategy.
Since victims of hoarding are usually unable to differentiate between valuable items and those which are worthless, a cleaning expert will help assess the situation and make the victim see the need to get rid of some items. Employing an expert in cleaning up from hoarding is necessary because they have the knowledge and equipment to manage dangerous or hazardous possibility that come because of hoarding. We as experts will develop a cleaning plan and a strategy to help put your property in order and well cluttered.
- Develop a Strategy for Waste Removal
When cleaning a hoarder’s home, you are likely to throw a lot of waste therefore, a waste removal strategy is expected. Professionals recommend renting dumpsters to use and have it removed once the cleanup is done. In cases where there are dangerous materials in a pile of items or you notice a foul smell from the pile, ensure you seek help from cleaning services available for they have necessary equipment for such situations. Hazardous occurrences however require handling by specialists.
- Organizing the House
A cleaning professional will move room by room clutter and organize items while arranging valuables and putting aside the items to get rid of. Once the home is clutter free, it will be carefully cleaned and sanitized. The expert in charge will also examine the state of the house to see if it requires repairs which are to be catered for.
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