When most people think of hoarding, their minds usually go to the popular TV show Hoarders. Although that is a good representation of hoarding, it can also be on a smaller scale. Studies show that compulsive hoarding affects up to 6 percent of the population, or 19 million Americans, and it has been found to run in families. A few rooms completely filled with things, a collection that has gone a little too far, a shopping habit that intensified during quarantine. Hoarding cleanup in RI might be needed by either yourself or someone you may know.
The Hoarding Cleanup in RI Process
First and foremost, we understand the emotions and possible mental disorders behind hoarding. We create a safe space with our clients to let the know that we are here to help.
Next, we set a game plan on how to approach the individual situation. We figure out things like:
- Pest control
- Amount of dumpsters
- Animals (pets)
- What should be kept/tossed
- Fire hazards
After we figure out our approach, we get started on the process of hoarding cleanup in RI. We have a team of professionals who are able to go out to the property and begin. We ensure that the privacy of the individual(s) is/are kept, and that cleaning is as quick and painless as possible.
Lastly, we put our clients in touch with mental health professionals (if they are open to the idea) in order to prevent a situation like this from happening again.
Levels of Hoarding
There are 5 levels of hoarding. 5 being the most severe and 1 being the least severe. Depending on the level, it’ll require a more intense hoarding cleanup strategy. When you start getting into level 3 with odors, you might require deodorizers during the cleaning process. Leve 2-5 would need pest control services to clean up bugs and pests that could infest the home. Even starting at level 2, a hoarding cleanup company in RI would be needed as the amount of clutter within the home could be dangerous to those in it.
So What Are The Types Of Hoarding?
There are a few different kinds of hoarding, and each kind requires a different strategy of hoarding cleanup in RI.
This is a common type of hoarding, especially with the ease of purchasing clothes, electronics, and more all online.
Everyone collects something. But when it begins to fill rooms and cause dangerous living issues, it becomes a hoarding problem.
We saw this a lot during quarantine, but people can easily fall into hoarding food or other essential items in fear of running out or when they sense some kind of impending doom that would require a large amount of food, water, toilet paper, etc.
In the state of Rhode Island, there isn’t a specific number of animals that you aren’t allowed to have. But when it’s beginning to cause a problem for either the owner or the animal (unable to keep up with feeding/cleaning/health of the animal), it can be deemed an animal hoarding problem.