Do you have an aging parent or family member living in Northfield whose living situation has become dangerous because of severe clutter? Are you worried that their home has become a hoarding situation? ServiceMaster By Simons understands this mental health issue and can help you get your loved one’s home back to a safer, more livable condition.
It’s sometimes hard to know if it’s just age that’s causing the clutter and hoarding. As they age, it may be harder for them to do household chores and you may notice their homes becoming increasingly cluttered with items. At this point, it’s important to assess if they just need help organizing and cleaning or if the mess is a more serious hoarding disorder.
If you’ve noticed that they seem to have unusual attachments to items that don’t seem to make a lot of sense and can’t seem to get rid of them, that could be a sign of hoarding. Piles of old newspapers, junk mail, and packaging material that is “saved for later” are common. And if they can’t seem to find bills or other items and frequently misplace things because of the amount of stuff in their house, an intervention is likely needed. Hoarders tend to pile things up so pathways in homes are narrow, rooms are filled with items that make them unusable and unlivable, and appliances may be damaged and not working. They may also feel shame and be reluctant to let you see the home.
Hoarder cleanup is a highly specialized job that requires patience, empathy, and a knowledge of the proper way to dispose of the items in the home. We can assist with identifying which items need to be recycled, donated, or disposed of. In the event that the home has bio-hazardous waste items such as rodent or animal waste, we can clean, sanitize, and properly dispose of it as the state and country requires. We’ll take care of every aspect of hoarder cleanup, from basic tidying and organization to deep cleaning, even providing reconstruction services if necessary.
If you need experienced hoarder cleanup in the Northfield, IL area, please give ServiceMaster By Simons a call at 847-316-9145.