Hoarding is such a difficult situation and full of complex emotions and feelings for both the hoarder and their loved ones. The sad fact is that if you have a family member or someone close to you that’s suffering from a hoarding disorder, you may be called upon to make hard decisions to safeguard their health. This can include contacting adult protection services, social workers, or county assistance to deal with the mental health aspects of the disease. The good news is that in Boulder, CO, ServiceMaster DSI has extensive experience in hoarding cleanup and we can help you with the difficult physical aspects of the disorder.
It’s not unusual for a hoarder to isolate themselves and not allow people into the home as the disease progresses because they’re ashamed or fearful. If this is the case, you absolutely must find a way in to determine if the conditions are dangerous whether it’s by convincing them to let you in or calling upon authorities.
Assess the Living Space
Look around the home and take stock of the seriousness of the hoarding, such as:
- Broken appliances
- Very little room to walk
- Structural damage to the home
- Piles of seemingly useless objects
- Pests or rodent droppings
- Unusable rooms
- Poor lighting or lack of electricity
- Mold or other pathogens in view
Call the Hoarding Cleanup Experts
If you see any of these signs, it’s critical that you hire a reputable hoarding cleanup service. We can assist you with clean up, pack out and cleaning, and deodorizing the home to help make it inhabitable again. While you deal with the difficult emotional factor with your loved one, let us take care of the home. Our trained and compassionate hoarding cleaning technicians can be on the scene quickly to assess the damage and begin a plan to return the home to pre-loss condition.
If you’re dealing with a loved one, family member, or friend who has a hoarding problem and needs hoarding cleanup in Boulder, CO, contact us at (720) 452-2842 today.