Hoarding Cleanup Frequently-Asked Questions
American Psychiatric Association states that, “People with hoarding disorder excessively save items that others may view as worthless. They have persistent difficulty getting rid of or parting with possessions, leading to clutter that disrupts their ability to use their living or work spaces.”
“Hoarding is not the same as collecting. Collectors look for specific items, such as model cars or stamps, and may organize or display them. People with hoarding disorder often save random items and store them haphazardly. In most cases, they save items that they feel they may need in the future, are valuable or have sentimental value. Some may also feel safer surrounded by the things they save.”
American Psychiatric Association states that, “Hoarding disorder can cause problems in relationships, social and work activities and other important areas of functioning. Potential consequences of serious hoarding include health and safety concerns, such as fire hazards, tripping hazards and health code violations. It can also lead to family strain and conflicts, isolation and loneliness, unwillingness to have anyone else enter the home and an inability to perform daily tasks such as cooking and bathing in the home.”
You just have to have the willingness to move forward! Our trained specialists will walk you through the easy steps for the cleanup.
Costs can vary dramatically from case-to-case based on the estimated time, amount of debris and if any hazardous conditions exist. In most situations, we make a firm quote from pictures and room measurements.
Our team is trained in pinpointing valuables. Such items are shown to the Team Leader and boxed to be reviewed management per the client’s wishes.
- Removal clutter and debris.
- Hazardous waste removal, including animal droppings and other biohazards.
- Valuable items recovery such as jewelry and hidden money.
- Coordinate recycling and shredding.
- Help distribute donations.
- Assist in distributing kept items to family members (local and national).
- Help to facilitate any paperwork requirement for local governments or agencies.
Most jobs are done in a day, but some very big jobs can take up to a week. It all depends on the size and severity of debris.
Unfortunately, this type of cleanup is rarely covered by insurance. If it is, consider your premium is likely to skyrocket after you file the claim.