Do you have a family member or loved one recovering from compulsive hoarding disorder? It’s difficult to watch someone you care about struggle with this disorder. However, once they receive counseling and are able to come out the other side of it, the cleanout process can provide the healing and rejuvenation everyone needs. And this is where D. Barry Rubbish Inc. can help.
We provide affordable dumpster rentals that will prove essential for your hoarder cleanout project. This is going to be an emotional, intense process for everyone involved, but having one of our roll-off dumpsters on site will streamline the process and make it as pain-free as possible.
Tips for Handling a Hoarder Cleanup
In addition to booking a roll-off dumpster rental from our team, here are some other tips that will help make your hoarding cleanup a success:
- Bring protective gear. Given the animal waste, spoiled food, insects, mold, and other biohazards that may be present in the house, you’ll need to come prepared. Wear rubber gloves, face masks, and safety goggles at all times to protect yourself from dangerous bacteria and pathogens.
- Keep, donate, or throw away. Separate all items into three piles: items they want to keep, items they want to donate, and items they want to throw in the trash. This trick simplifies the massive undertaking of clearing everything out.
- Seek professional guidance. During the cleanout process, the individual you’re helping might run into some mental roadblocks or challenges when parting with certain items. If this happens, you’ll want to call a specialized therapist for assistance.
- Call professional cleaners. Once the residence has been emptied out, there’s a strong chance you’ll need to call a team that specializes in biohazard cleanup and/or pest extermination. This will ensure an environment that’s safe and habitable again.
With these suggestions in mind—along with our affordable roll-off dumpster on site—you’ll be equipped to tackle the hoarder cleanout project ahead of you. When you’re ready, call D. Barry Rubbish Inc. in Westchester County for a dumpster rental quote and to schedule a convenient drop-off appointment!