FAQS

Questions and Answers for Hoarding and the FAQ Hoarding Checklist

Get the answers you need about Hoarding Help Cleaning Services by reviewing the following frequently asked questions:

Who can help a hoarder?

Helping a hoarder is all about building a solid bond of trust. Anyone can take initiative to help a hoarder. However, it is important to understand that solving a hoarder’s problem with the livability and sanitization of their home as well as addressing their mental health may not be a job suited for friends, family, or case workers.

Professional hoarding cleanup service providers are highly trained and certified to handle hoarding cases from minor to extreme. Also, mental health professionals can be contacted to delve deeper into the psyche of a person suffering from the condition in hopes that life after clean up can be happier and healthier.

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I am a hoarder and am embarrassed by my home. How do I ask for help?

You should never be embarrassed about identifying a problem that you want to fix in your own life. This powerful principal applies to the hoarding condition as well.

Identifying that you need help with hoarding is only the first step. Gaining the courage to ask for that help is the next step. A simple tool called the Do’s and Don’ts for Hoarders is a great place to start. It will help you to understand why it is so important for your health and well-being to seek help, and it will prove that your friends, family, loved ones, and hoarding cleaning specialists are eager to get you the help you need.

Hoarding specialists are available 7 days a week to assist you. Please call us at the number listed above to speak to a representative today about getting hoarding help.

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I am the friend or loved one of a hoarder and do not want to cause embarrassment by offering help. How do I approach my friend or loved one about getting hoarding help?

It is easier for the hoarder themselves to ask for help because they have already identified the problem in themselves and desire to fix it. In the case where friends or loved ones are attempting to urge a hoarder to open their eyes and see the dangerous environment in which they are choosing to live, the situation becomes more complex.

The first thing to do is build a bond of trust between you and the hoarder. In order to do this, you must first understand why they have become hoarders and what types of emotional attachments they have with their possessions. Once each party is on the same level of understanding, it becomes easier to approach them about getting the help they need.

Hoarding and clutter cleaning service providers must then be called in to declutter and sanitize the home. Sanitation is the first step in the recovery process.

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I am a hoarder and do not understand why everyone is so worried about the condition of my home. How can I learn to understand how others are feeling and why they want to help me?

As a hoarder, it is important to remember that if someone is addressing the state of your home with you, it is only because they care deeply about your health and your well-being.

With that said, it can be difficult to identify the dangers in your hoarded home. By getting to know the different types of hoarding, creating a course of action to make your home livable again will be much easier.

There are dangers lurking in every hoarded home. Learning about the dangers of the impacts of hoarding is an eye-opening experience that will likely lead you to reaching out for hoarding help.

Address Our Mess representatives are available 7 days a week to help you understand the benefits of deep cleaning and sanitizing your home. Please call us at the telephone number listed above.

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How can I help a hoarder recover from the hoarding condition?

It is impossible to determine a correct course of action for full recovery of the hoarding condition without consulting a mental health professional. Hoarding is a mental condition that is unique to everyone who struggles with it.

With that in mind, the first step on the road to recovery for any hoarder is providing a safe, sanitary, and livable home for them to thrive in. Contacting a hoarding cleaning service is essential to addressing the potential structural and biohazard dangers in the home.

Call the number at the top of the page for more information on the biohazard dangers found while helping hoarders.

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What is the first step in the process of recovery for hoarders?

The first step on the road to recovery for hoarders is creating a healthy, livable environment in their home. Contact a hoarding clean up specialist today to discuss the benefits of beginning the deep cleaning process right away.

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How do I pick the right cleanup service while still helping the hoarder?

Hoarding clean up must be trusted to highly-trained, certified professionals to ensure a safe and efficient cleanup. When choosing the right deep cleaning service, many factors must be taken into consideration like:
– Is the company certified to help sufferers of the hoarding condition?
– Is the company certified to handle biohazard materials?
– Is the company insured to protect against damages or injuries?
– Can the company offer a private and discrete service?
– Does the company possess the proper equipment and tools necessary to get the job done right?

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I do not want my other friends, relatives, or neighbors to know that I am a hoarder. How will my privacy be kept if I get hoarding help?

At Address Our Mess, the privacy of our clients is our number one priority.

Hoarding clean up technicians are trained professionals who will never disclose your information with anyone under any circumstances. Each technician and project manager dedicates their career to helping and nurturing those suffering from the hoarding condition and will never judge a hoarder for the condition of their home.

Projects are carried out using unlabeled equipment and uniforms. Each item that must be sorted and organized is carefully considered by the person receiving the service, ensuring all private and valuable possessions are safe and accounted for.
For more information on Address Our Mess’ Privacy Policy, please contact us at the telephone number on the top of the page.

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Address Our Mess proudly services those in need of hoarding cleaning, clutter cleanup, and other deep cleaning and sanitization services. For more information, you may call us any time, fill out our contact form, or browse our other hoarding FAQs.