A hoarding situation is overwhelming. Often, people who are in need of hoarder house cleaning don’t know where to start or how to ask for help. Hoarding often starts as a smaller issue but spirals into an unmanageable living space that affects the resident’s well being. Our compassionate team is experienced with hoarding cleanup. Hoarding can manifest itself in many ways and there are various types, including:
- Shopping—Shopping hoarders will constantly purchase items they have no use for. The items sit in piles unused often still in the packaging, cluttering the home.
- Paper—Paper hoarders have a difficult time discarding paper items like newspapers, coupons, books, magazines, old bills and more.
- Food—Food hoarders have a surplus of food and collect and store it well past its use by date.
- Garbage—Garbage hoarders do not have the ability to discard trash. They may even collect trash from other sources in a quest to obtain more.
- Sentimental—Sentimental hoarding may be triggered by a traumatic loss such as the death of a loved one or the loss of a job. Hoarders may hold on to all the belongings of a loved one who has passed. They may crave a happier time in their life and hold on to belongings from that time.
- Animals—Animal hoarders usually have every intention of caring for the animals they keep, however it’s not realistic. The number of animals and the hoarder’s living conditions do not allow for the animals to be properly cared for, putting both the animals and the resident at risk.
If you or someone you know needs help cleaning up, give us a call at 716-730-1001 or fill out the contact form.