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Yes, there are a variety of types of hoarding. Each type of hoarder has a unique set of challenges and anxieties. And since each hoarding case is different, each requires working with professionals who understand the nuances and can get the hoarder the help they need. Nyc hoards understands these differences and how to best assist each client. Were skilled at identifying hoarding tendencies and know how to effectively work with the client to declutter their spaces. Find out about the various types of hoarding below.
Trash hoarding (syllogomania) is the most extreme case of the hoarding disease. This behavior demonstrates a person has no functional intention of using or disposing of common garbage and has no real sentimental value for objects in general. Trash that accumulates includes empty food containers, un-flushed/un tossed bathroom and kitchen tissues, circular mailings, coupons, unopened letters (old mail), and plastic and paper shopping bags. In homes where obvious garbage is not thrown away regularly, the dwelling accumulates compacted waste, resulting in limited access and use of the entire home. A home with contaminated gross filth will invite insects, rodents, and potent smells. These individuals generally tend to ignore their surroundings and do not let you enter their homes.
Food hoarding, or larder hoarding, is a mark of the doomsdayer. This fear drives the individual to stockpile items (mostly food) in bulk or result in purchasing food items on sale as their survival mode kicks in. For food hoarders, letting go of food they get for a good deal or for free is a hard sell, even when its expired. A lot of food hoarding is heightened by free food banks and local charities that donate close to expired food for free to the elderly and disabled. Also, if the person received an expensive perishable item from a loved one, they may refuse to use it until they see that person again or save it regardless of expiration.
Recycling hoarders usually have large piles of paper, plastics, glass, aluminum cans, and scrap metals throughout their homes inside and out. The garbage far exceeds the amount that an average household would accumulate in a normal garbage pickup cycle. These individuals are set in their intentions to recycle for cash or environmental causes. However, the piles continue to increase in size and typically never make their way out of the house for proper disposal, and the individual never receives the so-called planned initial investment return.
Large collections of things and of many types of things can cause dangers in the home and make parts of the home inaccessible due to the collection taking over the home. This almost always leads to garbage getting mixed in with collectible things because of the lack of organization. While collectors may have good intentions, they can easily spiral out of control and cross the line into a dangerous hoarding situation.
No, nyc hoards is not a maid or cleaning service. We are trained in identifying and cleaning hoarding situations. After we dispose of waste in a hoard, we will clean the home to ensure a healthy environment. However, we do not offer regular cleaning services.
No, nyc hoards is not a junk removal service for everyday junk. We will work with clients who have excess junk due to a hoarding situation and ensure the junk is disposed of responsibly. But we do not offer junk removal for non-hoarding situations.
Every hoard cleanup poses its own challenges. With this in mind, we offer a customized estimate based on a host of factors, including the size of the space, the amount of clutter, the presence of biohazardous waste, and more. Our prices begin at $4,500 per day and are adjusted accordingly based on our assessment of the job during your consultation.