For those struggling with a hoarding disorder, their Leawood, KS, home can quickly become a serious health and safety risk. When hoarding has reached this point, the best thing to do is team up with the hoarding cleanup professionals at ServiceMaster DSI.
The benefit of contacting an experienced firm for hoarding cleanup is that we can closely analyze all the issues present and take steps that will yield desired results while ensuring the hoarder is comfortable throughout the process.
Today we’ll look at how our hoarding cleanup team can help make a hoarder’s home livable again.
Understanding Hoarding Behavior
Our hoarding cleanup experts understand that the root of hoarding behavior is a disorder known as compulsive hoarding. This can be caused by a past trauma and develop slowly over time. It results in an individual being unable to part with their belongings, even if they serve no purpose or are objectively worthless.
Because of the strong attachment hoarders have with their belongings, our professionals understand that letting go of anything can cause severe anxiety. This is why we work closely with the hoarder and their support network to ensure the hoarder is in control of what is let go. This helps the process go smoothly and limits the hoarder’s anxiety.
Develop an Action Plan for Cleanup
Before we begin a hoarding cleanup project, we work with the hoarder to develop a cleaning plan. This outlines the steps to be followed and guidelines for what objects should be saved, donated, or thrown out. Having an action plan will ensure everyone is on the same page and that items are properly cleaned and sorted. Also, our professionals are equipped to handle hazardous materials, such as animal feces or chemicals and will properly dispose of them.
Coordinate With Hoarder’s Support Network
During the hoarder cleanup, our professionals will work closely with the hoarder and their support network. Whether they have a psychologist, professional organizer, or other support professionals, we coordinate our cleaning efforts based on their recommendations and the hoarder’s goals.
It’s important to partner with these professionals, as they often have a relationship with the hoarder and a better understanding of the individual. Working together, we can help the hoarder achieve their cleanup goals.
Hoarding cleanup is a complex and strenuous task, but by partnering with ServiceMaster DSI, you will ensure an efficient, compassionate cleanup. To schedule your cleanup, contact us at (816) 527-9412.