Melbourne Forensic Cleaning has a team of highly trained and experienced biohazard technicians who have a wealth of combined experienced when dealing with a Gross Filth Clean, Hoarder Clean or Squaller Clean
Hoarding is a problem that plagues many people across Melbourne and Victoria. If you have a family member or loved one who suffers from a hoarding disorder, it is important to approach the situation delicately.
If you are helping a loved one who suffers from a hoarding disorder clean out their home, keep the following tips in mind to help make the experience easier on both of you.
The Best Way to Help
Try to put yourself in the hoarder’s position to better understand their mindset and emotions. Ensure know that you will be there for them after the clean-up.
There are many professional therapists who specialize in hoarding cases. It is important for the hoarder to seek professional help to resolve the issue.
Many hoarders are concerned about the safety of their homes so by explaining the need to rearrange items as a safety concern, the hoarder may agree to the rearrangement. If this goes well, you can begin to discuss removing items.
To a hoarder, every item in their home no matter how insignificant is important to them and has an emotional attachment. You must be aware of this when helping a hoarder clean up.
Hoarders are aware to some extent that their behaviour is not normal. In order for the hoarder to trust you, you must keep their disorder confidential and avoid discussing it with others without their knowledge or permission.
One way to get a hoarder to cooperate with the clean up is to let them know that if their items are donated, they will serve more of a purpose to someone who needs them as opposed to just sitting in the clutter.
It is important to have patience with a hoarder as you help them come to the realisation that they are living in sub-standard conditions. Helping them make this realisation is half the battle.
A professional hoarding remediation provider will help you reorganise the home and save items of value that will help the hoarder cope with the clean up.
Let Melbourne Forensic Cleaning Assist with Your Hoarder Cleaning Needs
Melbourne Forensic Cleaning has a team of highly trained and experienced biohazard technicians who have a wealth of combined experienced when dealing with a Gross Filth Clean, Hoarder Clean or Squaller Clean. Our experts appreciate that there is much misunderstanding and stigma associated with the compulsive hoarding condition and what it entails. It is critical to remember that hoarders are very sensitive about their lifestyle and there are many factors that play a role in this. Whether its shame, denial or resistance to changes, they will often be determined to keep their lifestyle and will rebel against any changes brought by external factors. Our technicians provide prompt and reliable Hoarding, Gross Filth and Squaller Clean-Ups services across Victoria and include not only Melbourne but also Geelong, Torquay, Warrnambool, Ballarat, Shepparton, Wodonga, Warragul, Traralgon, Sale and Bendigo.