A family member struggling with hoarding tendencies often deals with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues that make it difficult to keep their homes clean and organized. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the thought of cleaning a hoarder's house, don't worry. We've got some tips to help you get started. Our restoration technicians at Bio-One of Chula Vista are ready to help ease the cleanup process.
Understand What Hoarding Disorder Is
Hoarding Disorder (HD) is a mental health disorder persistent inability to discard or give away possessions because of an unreasonable need to save them. Regardless of how useful a hoarding cleaning service may appear, a person with HD dreads the prospect of losing their belongings.
While people with HD may accumulate many items, they don’t need or use, they may also hoard useless items like newspapers, old magazines, food, or clothes. These hoardings can take up so much space that the person’s home becomes cluttered and unusable. Occasionally, hoarders may live in squalor, with little room to move or even sit.