Compulsive hoarding is the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value. This behavior usually has detrimental effects—emotional, physical, social, financial, and even legal—for the hoarder and their family members.
Typical hoarded items include newspapers, magazines, paper and plastic bags, cardboard boxes, photographs, household supplies, food, and clothing. Hoarding can eventually lead to issues with health and safety, not to mention anger, resentment, and depression among family members.
A lack of functional living space is common among hoarders. They often live with broken appliances and without heat or other necessary comforts.
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Studies show that compulsive hoarding affects up to 6 percent of the population, or 19 million Americans, and it has been found to run in families.
Hoarder homes often have health and safety issues associated with them. They can be a safety hazard for the hoarder, their family members, caregivers and the people coming in to clean your house.
Our trained experts know how to deal with fire hazards, chemical hazards, blocked walkways, risks from falling piles of items, structural damage to the home , and unsanitary conditions from molds, bacteria, dust, dirt, animals and bug infestation.
We understand that the possessions in your home aren’t junk or trash and have meaning to you. After we meet with you, we put a plan in place before we start so that your needs and emotions are considered to get your home into a livable condition.
We understand that the cleanup process is a difficult time for the hoarder and their family members. So, we perform our work in a way that is compassionate, respectful and professional to all those involved.
Privacy is important in the cleaning process, and our goal is to transform your living condition into a respectful living space that you can be proud of. We have the processes to prevent others from ever knowing you had an issue in the first place. Best of all, you won’t see the word “junk” or “hoarder” on any of our vehicles in front of your house.
It is important to note that we do not provide psychological treatment as part of our service.
Cleaning a hoarder house is different than other house cleaning services. Often there are health and safety issues involved.
Our staff has years of experience handling these situations. There are several crucial steps we take before cleaning a hoarder’s home in order to achieve a favorable outcome.
We carry all of the appropriate business insurances. This gives us the incentive to make sure we get your job done right.
Since we also help you coordinate any repair work that needs to be done, we always make sure that any specialty contractors (electricians, plumbers, etc.) we bring in have the appropriate insurances as well.
This provides you with:
Because we are a family-owned business, our family members form a grounded and loyal foundation for our company. The result is that we are all dedicated to our common goal of providing you with the best service possible.
This means the following advantages for you:
Who you choose to help you when you have a hoarder situation is extremely important.
There are often health, safety and legal issues involved in the cleanup process. And, when a legal order for cleanup becomes part of the process, time becomes a major issue.
Working with the professionals at Hands On Services provides you with the following benefits:
That is why we have created an ebook to help you navigate through the process of helping a hoarder.
This ebook will help:
Download your FREE copy now so you can start on the right path to helping your loved ones.
Ronnie and his crew are excellent at responding to our requests. Very reliable and dependable. We really appreciate their positive attitude and willingness to help. They've been a lifesaver to us on multiple occasions as well!
Renee was very respectful and friendly while doing her job. They went above and beyond to get the job done and I am very pleased with the results. Would recommend Renee and her team to anyone.
We were very hesitant to hire someone to clean my sisters house. She has been a hoarder her whole life and we knew she was going to throw a fit when we brought someone in to clean. Renee and her team were so patient with my sister and made sure to make her feel comfortable with what was going on. Thank you HandsOn for all that you did. We will definitely recommend you to anyone.
Ronnie and the team did a great job with our situation. Very respectful and patient with us as we were a difficult bunch to deal with. Would highly recommend their services.
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