If you know someone who hoards you may feel overwhelmed not just with the amount of waste there is but with the emotions that come with it. It is not every day that you help and support someone with a hoarding disorder so it can often feel like new territory. If can often feel frustrating when they are unable to see that there is an issue with the amount of items in their home. However intervention is needed particularly if their home is unsanitary and unsafe due to the amounts of hoarding in the home.
To begin with it is a good idea to educate yourself and understand why people hoard and how it can be triggered. Understanding the disorder can often help you to talk to the sufferer to help them move forward. It is important to remember that hoarding is a complex mental health illness and it isn’t that they are simply choosing to live that way. To many throwing items away is a simply and easy action, however for suffers of the disorder it is a comfort to keep these items no matter what their future use is. For some it could even be difficult to separate from their own human waste.
There are different levels of hoarding from mild to severe, however early intervention is best to help prevent the hoarding to become out of control. If you need help with a hoarder, suggest booking an appointment with their GP who can arrange counselling and other therapies that will help with the mental health side of the issue.
Dealing with the clutter itself can be extremely over whelming particular with those who are living in unsanitary conditions where biohazards are also present. Please be assured that companies such as 24 Seven Trauma Cleaners are on hand to be able to tackle this for you and take away the burden. Simply take photographs of the rooms affected and email them to [email protected] for a free no obligation quotation. We are more than happy to answer any queries you have and please bare in mind we are experienced and professional with every job we carry out.