A common enquiry we receive involves clearing hoarders’ homes/properties. Approaching a house clearance that requires major removal and disposal services should be planned out and structured carefully. Hoarders’ clearances are not just time-consuming, they can also be dangerous. Organising a company to arrive and manage your house clearance Chichester needs is a worthwhile investment that will guarantee you regaining extra space.
What Are Hoarders?
Hoarders are individuals who find pleasure in collecting an excessive number of items that take over most or all of their free space. The chaotic storing usually results in unmanageable amounts of clutter. Hoarding isn’t just a hobby, it’s a complex brain disorder which can make it extremely difficult to discard or dispose of their collected items.
You should never force a hoarder to clear their home until it gets to a point of unsafe living conditions. There is not an easy way to approach a hoarder and convince them to clear, there are steps however that you can take that may convince them. Listen to what they want, you could offer to transport their items into a storage facility? Or remind them of all the additional space they would have if they got rid of the majority of the clutter. Whatever way you approach the individual, try to be as respectful as possible.
The Health & Safety Risks Involved
Hoarders’ homes can be extremely unsafe and unclean after years of collecting the clutter. Hoarding can be a real hazard, it’s not just unsightly but unhygienic. Rubbish acts as a fertile breeding ground for rodents, flies and other insects. With that in mind, it’s important not to just start grabbing rubbish and disposing of it without personal protective equipment.
Clearing the hoarder’s space is only the first part of the entire clearance process, after you have accumulated all of the clutter you will have to manage the transport and disposal of the waste. This can be difficult for those with small vehicles who will have to take multiple trips back and forth to the disposal site.
How Professionals Can Streamline The Process – House Clearance Chichester
Why risk your health and safety when professionals with years of experience and expertise can arrive on-site and manage the clearance needs? Our experts here at Greenleaf Clearance have most certainly dealt with worse. We can manage the collection, transport and disposal for all of your house clearance Chichester needs. Don’t just take our word for it, read our reviews here! For more information get in contact with our expert team on 0800 111 4607. We’d be more than happy to help!