Those who struggle with depression have trouble discarding a wide variety of unwanted items in their home. This can be very difficult for these individuals and often times support and assistance are needed.
Whether it's due to poor habits, a packrat spouse, or an advanced case of hoarding and filthy, too many homeowners struggle under the burden of household clutter.
Things happen. Kids can spill drinks on the carpet, pets have accidents and homes can get dirty. Dallas Hoarding Cleanup have the experience to provide a deep cleaning anytime day or night.
Why Hoarding Clean Up Companies Become Hoarding Clean Up Therapists
Usually, it's the friends and family of hoarders that call us. Family and friends spend anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour ( yes hoarders themselves call us too ) and explain everything they are going through. Why do they spill their hearts out to a hoarding clean up specialists like we are therapists?
The reason may surprise you. Most people who are hoarders or are family or friends of hoarders are very embarrassed to talk to anyone about this illness and the situation they are in. Some don't know who to turn to talk about this issue, and others call hoarding specialists and end up opening their hearts because they believe that hoarding cleaning companies will understand what they are going through.
Junk haulers and cleaning companies that offer hoarding clean up services run into a dangerous situation when talking to hoarders about their personal situations. Most hoarding clean up companies concentrate more on how they will make money than how they can help the client.
Hoarding clean up companies must have studied, worked under researchers and have read any books on the subject. Understanding and following the latest knowledge on hoarders will create the best environment when assisting hoarders in creating a livable home.
Hoarding clean up companies who concentrate on making a profit only and ignoring the psychological issues, can create a bigger problem including suicide which as happened in some cases.
Even therapists call us spilling their hearts out on why they can't help their clients with this mysterious and rarely understood issue.
Certified Hoarding clean up specialists have seen hoarding homes and involved themselves with hoarders and their problems. They know what they are going through as they see this every day.
They treat every hoarding and family member of hoarders as it was the first time they have heard their issues, they are pleased that every hoarder shares certain traits. Some traits are:
Many hoarders ( but not all) have at one time been in the teaching field or medical field.
The hoarding started getting " worse " when a traumatic situation happened in their lives. Such as death, divorce or a serious accident.
Although every hoarder seems to think they are the only ones that hoard, all the items that have been accumulated seem to be in piles that either eventually fall over or in tightly packed stacks that no one can see.
Many hoarders ( but not all ) will have rat or mice feces or poop underneath their piles of stuff.
Many hoarders ( but not all ) have kitchens that due to inaccessibility or cleanliness are not used.
Many hoarders ( but not all) have been intelligent enough to find excuses not to let anyone in their home for decades.
You may be asking why a hoarding cleanup specialist would be pleased why hoarders share traits. Merely because they hope that researchers will use these common shared characteristics and actions to find a treatment and or a cure for the hoarding illness.
Better research and better understanding will make the cleanup process and create a livable condition easier on the hoarding cleanup specialist.