Hoarder clean-out in Austin is often a difficult process. Every hoarding situation is different and requires special care. The Junkluggers of Austin is dedicated to helping with these painful junk removal situations. There are many specialists that operate practices dedicated to this condition located in the Austin Metro area. Often, it is a process to bring someone to the help they need to make a change.
Hoarding is a serious disease that affects people. There are many different levels of hoarding but in all cases, the hoarder and their family suffer severely. It is difficult to understand and navigate through it to try and resolve it. It also causes stress, anxiety, and fractures important relationships
HOW DO WE HELP?
We specialize in hoarding and working with professionals to pre-plan the day. Most often, this includes a therapist and a professional organizer. You can find a professional organization via our local NAPO partner. Prior to the move, we plan a strategy. Biologics could exist, we need to keep folks safe. Do we need an exit strategy? Is there infestation? Will we need multiple days?
Hoarder help in Austin | Make clutter disappear
You will need a deep cleaning crew following junk removal? Coordination is the key to providing the best outcome for the situation. You need to understand that we will start the cleanup process. Likely you will need a cleaning service to provide professional cleaning of the property. Depending on the amount of clutter, it may take some time to reach a clutter-free situation in a hoarder home. You may need multiple trucks. Additionally, a family member or friend needs to remain engaged with the hoarder for some time.
“Hoarding disorder is characterized by an ongoing resistance to discarding one’s belongings, even those with no value, like junk mail, old newspapers, and materials that most people would consider to be garbage. Hoarders also hold on to personal possessions that they no longer use, either because they feel emotionally attached to these items or because they believe they will need them in the future…”
IMPACT ON HEALTH
Often, hoarders may suffer from many things including damage to their health, mental state and living condition. Some of the dangers of hoarding include tripping hazards, structural damage, insect and rodent infestations, and mold and mildew growth.
Mold typically grows in cold, dark, moist areas. A hoarder house is a prime growing zone. Mold spores are dangerous and can cause breathing problems. Mold can remain hidden due to clutter.
Bug infestations are common with hoarding and can be dangerous from their bites, but they can also spread diseases. Ticks carry Lyme disease; cockroaches can spread bacteria and contribute to allergies and asthma.
Rodents that spread bacteria and disease, leave their waste inside and can even spread a fatal virus. Their feces, as well as human feces, can spread airborne bacteria and urine will raise ammonia levels in the house and can cause respiratory issues.
Tripping hazards which cause broken bones fairly often in hoarding homes.
Additionally, fire danger is often a concern. Liberate blocked doors and windows. Clutter can catch fire from open flame or electrical short circuit.
So, when you need hoarding cleanup services call us. We care and stand ready to help. Call 512-808-7723 today.
Some other great reference points include:
The International OCD Foundation
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
American Psychiatric Association
National of Productivity and Organizing