London house clearance specialists Jeffrey Avery & Associates talk about the problem of clearing a property which has been affected by compulsive hoarding. This condition involves the collecting of huge quantities of items which often have no value whatsoever.
Compulsive hoarding is a huge problem not only for the sufferers but also for the other people who are forced to share the space, which often includes family members. Here are some of the main ways that family members can be affected.
Increased Dangers for Occupants
Family members living with hoarding sufferers can suffer from increased dangers in the home due to objects stacked unsafely, the build up of dangerous items which can remain hidden, the possible presence of hazardous materials and the accumulation of animal and food waste. These can all make living in a property dangerous for the occupants and can lead to health problems, and at this point a house clearance becomes essential
It can sometimes be impossible to clean a property when hoarding has become a problem. Over time this can lead to unpleasant smells forming, and the property can become quite uncomfortable to live in. Mould, rotting food, dust and dirt can all build up, and the smells can become so bad that it can even end up affecting the neighbours, especially in cases of animal hoarding.
Break Up of Families
Hoarding can become so serious that family members of a hoarding sufferer have to move out because they cannot handle living with the mess or the unmanageable conditions. Strained relationships are quite common because family members often find it difficult to understand the behaviour of the sufferer.
We Clear Properties Affected by Hoarding
We deal with all forms of house clearance, and that also includes properties which have been affected by compulsive hoarding. Our Clients can take advantage of a dedicated hoarding clearance service when they call us, and we will make sure that we clear the property from top to bottom to make it habitable once again.
These types of house clearances require experience and expertise in order to get the job done properly, so if you are suffering with a property affected by hoarding then call us today and let us sort it out for you.
For free confidential advice or a quote call Jeffrey Avery on 0800 567 7769