What Is The Role Of A Hoarding Specialist?
When hoarders or their family members take first steps toward a healthier, happier way of life by choosing a hoarding cleaning service, many are confronted with the uncertainty of what a hoarding specialist is and what the process looks like. Reputable hoarder specialists put the person suffering from the hoarding condition above all else. Let’s look deeper into what exactly constitutes a hoarding specialist.
Hoarding specialists are hired to ensure the deep cleaning project is completed respectfully and efficiently. Hoarding specialists work intimately with the person suffering from hoarding disorder to offer support and guidance during the decluttering process.
Objects are sorted one by one so that the owner does not have to worry about valuables or keepsakes being displaced during the cleaning process. All objects in the home are categorized into groups by the hoarding specialists.
Getting treatment for hoarding is a two-step process. First, the psychological reasons for hoarding need to be addressed and then the decluttering and remediation can begin.
Disposal of Special Items
Any items that could cause health risks, structural damage to the property, or attract unwanted animals and insects is discarded legally and in compliance with OSHA regulations. This could include rotten food, spoiled boxes, containers, wrappers, soiled materials (china, apparel, used chemicals, etc.) and hazardous items.
During the biohazard cleaning process, all biohazards are also disposed of – especially if animal hoarding remediation is needed. Items contaminated by feces, urine, vomit, or other bodily fluids is either properly disposed of or deep cleaned by the hoarding specialists.
Support in the Donation Process
Hoarding specialists work with homeowners to pick a charitable cause that helps them and their family. As soon as a charity or cause is chosen, items are sorted out to make sure donations are separate from significant items that should be kept in the home.
Once the donations have been decided upon, hoarding specialists will arrange for transportation of the items to be donated in the name of the homeowner and their family.
Deep Cleaning & Sanitation
Once the organizing and sorting process has been complete, a hoarding specialist will conduct a deep cleaning and begin the sanitation process. This will ensure that the home owners’ health and the health of their family will remain intact long after the deep cleaning process has been completed. Learn more about professional hoarding cleanup services.
Professional hoarding clean up specialists provide a ”clean slate,“ allowing your loved ones to start over in a safe, sanitary, and livable home. Please feel free to contact us with any hoarding clean up questions.