Specialty Cleaners Unpack Emotional Damage for Hoarders
We receive many calls from hoarders’ family members who need serious assistance. They are reaching out for someone who can get the hoarder’s home livable, sanitary and healthy again. Many times the hoarder is no longer letting even close family members into the home, which leaves the family members (children, aunts, uncles, parents, grandparents, etc.) feeling helpless. But, they know they must start somewhere, and that can be a phone call.
Sometimes it’s the hoarders who make the call. It’s common for the hoarder to become ill from living in an unhealthy environment. When the ambulance or police are called to the home, the city might condemn the house, forcing the hoarder to face beginning the cleanup process. At this point, the family can get involved again, and turn to Sage Restoration’s hoarding cleanup service. Our team specializes in what is known as specialty or extreme cleanup needs.
Regardless of who makes the call and how the cleanup process starts, patience and understanding are crucial when working with a hoarder. Hoarding doesn’t happen overnight so tolerance is key throughout the whole process. Especially since hoarding can result in isolation. The hoarder may be suffering and feeling very alone since they aren’t comfortable having friends and family over to their home, making it more difficult for him or her to work with others.
Hoarding is a psychological disorder that affects emotions, thoughts and behavior. Working with and understanding a hoarder who “let things get so bad” can be frustrating to family or friends who don’t understand.
In order to have a successful and sustainable change in behavior, consider:
What causes one to hoard? The answer isn’t entirely clear, but many mental health professionals believe the following things can trigger the disorder:
Caring and compassion can’t be underrated when hiring a hoarding cleanup service. We have had many hoarders tell us through the years that we saved their lives. We care about our customers and the environment in which they are living. We aren’t a junk removal company. We work as a team with the hoarder and their family. Our technicians are trained to help you or your loved one sort through contents to decide which items can be donated, recycled or saved. We work quickly and efficiently to get the home healthy again so you can feel at ease knowing that your loved one is safe.
We see many types of situations, from people with shopping addictions to utter filth or pet hoarding. We haven’t come across a situation that we can’t handle. Whatever your needs are, Sage Restoration is able to customize our services to fit your unique situation, making us the top hoarding cleanup expert in the Kansas City area. You’ll be glad you trusted us with the process.
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