Look No Further For Hoarding Clean Up in Jacksonville
Excessive clutter and hoarding has been in the spotlight in news programs and cable shows. Recent studies estimate that 4-5% of people are hoarders of some kind. Whether garbage, paper, household items, clothing, human waste, animal waste, or a combination of several; hoarding is unhealthy and unsafe. Its consequences include fire, falls, and illness. Some individuals are without heat or water because repairmen cannot get inside to fix the problem.
Many individuals who hoard are ashamed of and embarrassed by their home. This makes it hard to allow anyone to enter–especially family members or friends. And yet, many hoarders know something needs to be done.
At Hoarding Cleanup Jacksonville, we realize that just calling a professional hoarding company can be very difficult. When you call, you will speak to a friendly, understanding, non-judgmental individual who will listen to you. In fact, people tell us that they feel better about their situation even just talking on the phone with us!
Does Hoarding Cleanup Jacksonville share information about you or notify any other entity regarding a hoarding matter?
Absolutely not! Hoarding Cleanup Jacksonville is in the business of working with you to restore your home to a clean and safe condition. We will not contact any government, social service, or community agency to report on the condition of your home.
If you request it, or if they initiate contact with us, Hoarding Cleanup Jacksonville can work with agencies with whom you are already involved. For example, we have talked with case managers, inspectors, and other service providers. We frequently work with long-term care staff when a home must be cleaned out before an individual can return home. We have also worked with case managers for individuals with developmental or mental health conditions. The goal in each case is to understand their concerns so we can better restore your home to a clean and safe condition.
What is hoarding?
Hoarding is defined as obtaining and refusing to throw out items that would normally appear to be worthless, hazardous, or unsanitary. When these items accumulate, living spaces become significantly cluttered and can no longer be used for the activities associated with that space. For example, bathtubs serve as storage for dishes. Living rooms only have narrow pathways between piles of clutter. Beds are covered with food wrappers, books, and clothes. Refrigerators are completely filled with spoiled food. Animal waste is present under the clutter. Hoarding can also be dangerous if it puts the individual or others at risk from fire, falling, poor sanitation, and other health concerns.