A garbage hoarder is somebody whose anxiety for discarding things is so severe that even disposing of waste becomes a struggle. There are a variety of reasons why someone might become a trash hoarder, including trauma, depression, or other illnesses. That is why it is so important to the team at Hoarders911 to take time to understand our clients whenever providing heavy duty cleaning help for trash hoarders.
As the name suggests, trash hoarders have a compulsion to hold on to garbage rather than send it to the dumpster. The trash you keep in your home may be your own, or you may have the habit of picking up discarded items in the streets or in landfills. Empty bottles, cat litter, packaging material, tin cans, plastic bags, broken furniture, and even perishable goods build up over time in the home, causing serious implications.
There are a number of risks associated with this type of hoarding disorder. In many cases, the floors may be overwhelmed under feet of garbage. Trips and falls are common, and usually result in the hoarders ending up in the hospital. Many garbage hoarders find themselves living in an environment that is a fire hazard. When a fire occurs, there have been unfortunately too many cases where the hoarder couldn’t escape because rooms have been blocked off by clutter. Some hoarder homes are a health hazard, especially when there is mold in the environment, or pest infestations.
Our heavy duty cleaning help for garbage hoarders includes a large degree of rubbish removal, after which we will disinfect and deodorize the home. Because of the unsanitary conditions created in a garbage hoarder household, it is quite likely the home could have pest infestation, or has taken structural damage. Hoarders911 is prepared with solutions for both of these situations, and we can perform both exterminations and repairs if need be, which is part of our 7 Step hoarding cleaning solution.
We never make a decision about any of your belongings without asking permission first. We remain conscious of the wishes of the client during every step of the process.
When we have finished, you will be confident enough to open your home to guests—perhaps for the first time in years—and the sense of relief will be liberating. Let us assuage your fears by helping you see past the initial shock. You have already overcome the first and highest hurdle by your decision to seek help; as for the rest, we’ll take it from here.