Hoarding Cleanup Tips

Dealing with a hoarding situation can be complicated. Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items.

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This article is going to go over helpful tips to clean up a hoarder’s home. It is a difficult task but with determination and some helping hands, you can clean out a hoarder’s house.

Tip 1: Stay Calm When Entering a Hoarder’s Home

Upon entering the hoarder’s house it is important to be unmoved by what you may see. It can be extremely embarrassing for the person with the hoarding disorder.

When you have entered the home, it is important look at the contents of the home in order to come up with a plan on how you are going to clean out the house.

Tip 2: Having Enough People

Hoarding jobs can be labor extensive. Having enough workers of the job can lighten the load and get the house cleared out quicker. While some people may think that removing items from a hoarder’s home is simple, it is quite the contrary. The amount of labor, man-hours, and dump fees required alone can be very high.

The amount of people you need depends on the severity of the hoarder’s house and how large the house is. We usually use 4-6 people when cleaning out a house and use 1-2 people per room.

Tip 3: Have The Right Equipment

It is very important to have the right equipment, make sure you are wearing the right gear for the job. Some equipment you will need are: gloves, masks, and a good pair of boots. Preferably steel-toe boots to protect your feet. A\You may need a proper respirator as some of these houses have mold, ammonia, toxic dust and other organic vapors that can cause serious illness and damage lung tissue.

Bringing a change of clothes is a good idea as these houses can carry fleas which you do not want to bring back to your car or home. To add, using trash cans is a good way to cut on plastic and save money.

Tip 4: How to dispose items from a Hoarder’s House

Now that you cleared the house you have to get rid of all the trash and debris. Typically, you will either haul the items to the landfill yourself or hire a dumpster from a dumpster rental company. Going to the landfill will most likely be the fast route if you fill up your dumpster and need a new one, it may take a day or two to get another dumpster from the dumpster rental companies

Hire a Hoarding Cleanout Service

Hopefully, these tips can help you tackle that hoarding job. If not, hiring a company like Vero Beach Junk Removal can get it down fast and usually cheaper. The amount of time, labor, and disposal costs can be extensive and not everyone has the time to spend days to clear out a house and dispose of everything.

Having a full -service junk removal company can have the place cleared in no time. Vero Beach Junk Removal has several trucks trailers to get the job done in quickly, which allows us to work faster & more cost-effectively than dumpster rental companies.

If you are interested in having our company clean out a hoarder’s home, simply fill out the contact box below or call us at 772-480-4885.

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