Hoarding Property Cleaning Services

Hoarding Cleaning Services in Dodge & Jefferson County, WI

Hoarding is the difficulty a person feels when parting with objects they believe they need to save, regardless of the item’s worth or meaning. It could be because the item is special to them or simply because they think they may use it again. 

Regardless of the reason why people hoard, it can quickly grow out of control, leading to cramped hallways and bedrooms and the inability to use entire walkways, appliances, and areas of the home. When this happens, the home can become dirty due to expired items or the person’s inability to clean thoroughly enough. This can even cause an infestation of bugs and rats that are able to hide away in the clutter. Situations such as this are unhealthy for the person to live in. 

If you or someone you care for are currently hoarding, it’s imperative you get help and begin the process of cleaning out the space. ZBM Clean has experience working with even the most difficult hoarding situations, so we know what to anticipate and how to prepare for them. We know it’s not as easy as throwing the items away; there is much more that goes into cleaning up a home where someone has been hoarding. We can clean up mold infestations, so you won’t have to hire anyone else but us! We will restore the home and ensure it is clean and liveable again. Contact us today to learn more about our hoarding cleanup services in Dodge and Jefferson County, WI. 

Importance of Hoarding Cleanup Services

As we mentioned, hoarding can become dangerous and unhealthy for those living in it as well as those who try to visit or clean up without help. Attempting to clean up without the proper tools and precautions can be incredibly dangerous. It can lead to trouble breathing and severe allergies from the dust and mold buildup as well as injuries from objects falling. It’s important that you do not attempt to clean up after a hoarder on your own. Precautions such as masks, disinfectants, and cleaners are essential when cleaning up after a hoarder. That’s why you should contact ZBM Clean; we will clean up the space carefully, so take all precautions necessary so that you and your loved one will be safe and healthy in the affected space.

Tips for Assisting Someone Who Is Hoarding

ZBM Clean is more than happy to provide our hoarding cleanup services in Dodge and Jefferson County. Although, it can be difficult to convince a hoarder to get to the point where they are okay with their space being cleaned. 

Hoarding is a mental health issue, often sharing similar symptoms with obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as OCD. This is why it is important to be patient and remain calm, be sure to show that you care and you are only concerned for their well-being. Here are some tips for assisting someone who is hoarding.

  • Offer Support

    It can be difficult to be supportive when you know that hoarding is dangerous and harmful to the person who is doing it. But making them feel attacked or forced to clean up can make them feel much worse. It’s critical to remember that this is a mental illness, and it is hard on them too.

    Start with talking with them, but avoid offensive language like calling the items “junk” or “garbage.” Try taking small steps toward progress. Offer to clean out just a small section or a couple of items at a time. Someone who is struggling with hoarding will not be able to make a giant leap into cleaning the entire space right away.

  • Helping to Clean

    If they accept help with cleaning, do not push it on them all at once. Be respectful of their space. These are still their belongings, and they are important to them. If they have items, they do not want to throw them away, talk through it with them but do not push them.

    It’s also key to remember this is their home, and if you want them to be open to help, you can’t take over without speaking to them. Some items may not seem valuable to you but are to them.

    Once you’ve finished with a small area, be positive and even celebratory. This will make them feel more comfortable with getting rid of some of their belongings and begin to see it as a good thing.

  • Suggest Professional Help

    Hoarding is still a mental illness, and even if you are able to provide support, you may still need professional help from a therapist or psychiatrist. This suggestion may be hard for the hoarder to hear because they may not believe anything is wrong. Be gentle when suggesting professional help. Maybe start by suggesting a general physician. This could help them feel more comfortable seeking out help.

Our Services

When you hire ZMB Clean for hoarding cleanup services, we will do more than just clear out the clutter. We also provide the following:

Mold infestation removal
Dispose of, recycle, or donate items
Cleanup and disposal of pests
Deep cleaning counters, appliances, and affected areas
Speak with landlords about potential issues

When you choose us, you won’t have to worry about hiring several different teams to clean up the space. Typical hoarding cleanup–if not done by specialists–may require a disposal team, mold cleanup, pest control, and cleaning service. With ZBM Clean, you get all of these services in one convenient place. We provide comprehensive and efficient hoarding cleanup services in Dodge and Jefferson County. 

What Properties Are Eligible for Service?

Most of the time, hoarders are located in single-family homes. It’s easier to begin hoarding when you are living on your own property and not in a rental or apartment. However, it is very common for hoarders to live in apartments, hotels, and even senior apartment buildings–all of which are eligible for service. 

Contact ZBM Today!

If you or someone close to you has been hoarding and is looking to clean up, our professional team is here to help. We have worked with hoarding situations before and know the right methods and supplies for cleaning up and restoring a space where someone has been hoarding. When you hire ZBM Clean, you won’t need to call anyone else. We take care of it all. Contact us today to learn more about our hoarding cleanup services in Dodge and Jefferson County, WI. 

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