Many Americans suffer from the mental disorder hoarding, making it a common issue. Outsiders may see the homes of hoarders as a mess that needs to be cleaned as soon as possible, but the problem is often more complex than what it seems. Hoarders can suffer from deep anxiety or depression that makes it difficult for them to throw away their belongings.
Over time, this hoard of clutter continues to grow and produce hazards in the living space, making it a dangerous situation. While it is important to clean the home right away, the homeowner must first be approached with compassion and respect; they need to understand that their current situation poses a threat to their health and safety. After they have agreed to a cleaning service, they are ready to take the next step.
Experienced Hoarding Cleaning
RestorationMaster (RestorationMaster) provides professional hoarding cleanup services in Eden Prairie, MN to remove all clutter from the affected homes. Our professionals are prepared to clean and sanitize the property to fully restore safe and healthy living conditions. We will also take a respectful and compassionate approach to the project.
How to Approach a Hoarder
The individuals affected by hoarding are usually not aware of their situation or they are too embarrassed to reach out themselves. It is best for a loved one to contact them directly, helping them understand the danger of their situation and to never force them into a decision. After they decide they are ready for a cleaning service, you can contact RestorationMaster.
Professional Hoarding Cleaning
To clean a home affected by hoarding, the assistance of a professional cleaning service is necessary due to possible mold and/or biohazards lingering on the property. RestorationMaster’ professional cleaning equipment and products are designed to restore homes of all sizes to their original condition. Our staff will also work in personal protective equipment (PPE) for their own safety while working within the rules and regulations of the EPA, Department of Transportation, and OSHA.
We are also aware of the challenges faced by hoarders, which is why we approach these situations with compassion and respect. The individual will also be included in our cleaning plan so that we do not dispose of any items without their permission.
Our hoarding cleaning process is divided into 3 phases:
- Phase 1: A relationship is built on trust and respect with the affected individual.
- Phase 2: A deep cleaning plan is formed, putting the affected individual in charge of what is kept and thrown away.
- Phase 3: RestorationMaster will follow up with your loved one, ensuring the home stays clean. If needed, a follow up cleaning appointment will be made.
Our hoarding cleanup process includes these steps:
- Removal of all unneeded items
- Saving of valuable items, including jewelry, money, and heirlooms
- Help deciding what to throw away, donate, recycle, or keep
- Delivery of specific items for family and friends
- Help with legal paperwork if needed
- Deep cleaning to remove any biohazards, debris, mold, or pest infestations
If you have a loved one that struggles with hoarding, it’s important to reach out to them right away. RestorationMaster is ready to restore safe and healthy living conditions for all homes affected by hoarding.
For professional hoarding cleanup services in the Eden Prairie, MN area, contact RestorationMaster at (888) 583-5345 for a free estimate.