In serious hoarding scenarios, the home can be lost due to structural damage, foreclosure, or through condemnation by the city. In some situations, the home is uninhabitable due to animal waste or pest infestations. While family members may try to help with the cleanup, it can easily become overwhelming and hazardous to their health. With professional hoarding cleanup, you have a team that can help clean and restore your Indianapolis home. Having the right help is crucial in keeping the home as well as creating a comfortable and safe place to stay.
Before Hoarding Cleanup Begins
Before hoarding cleanup can begin, the hoarder first needs to come to terms with the problem. Whether you or a loved one is struggling with hoarding disorder there needs to be a willingness to make a change. This can be difficult as hoarders are often in denial about the severity of their situation or the idea of parting with items causes them too much anxiety. It’s helpful to find professional help to address the source of the hoarding behavior. Without getting to the source, hoarding will continue, no matter how often the home is cleaned. This will also help them become comfortable with the idea of hoarding cleanup. Unless the hoarder is on board for cleanup, it won’t be successful.
Working Towards a Goal
The key to hoarding cleanup is setting attainable goals and creating a plan to achieve those goals. During this process, we work closely with the hoarder and other health professionals to ensure they are comfortable with the plan. As the hoarder begins to accomplish their goals, they’ll become more comfortable with the cleanup process and be more willing to continue.
With a clean home, the hoarder can continue to work with a specialist to determine coping mechanisms and other tools to avoid hoarding in the future.
We understand hoarding is a legitimate mental illness and treat every client with the compassion and respect they deserve. We are your partner on your journey to reclaim your home and work closely with you to ensure the process goes smoothly.
If you or someone you love is in a hoarding situation, contact our Indianapolis office at (844) 413-3130 to schedule your cleanup today!