EXTREME CLEAN UP & CLEAN OUT
Compulsive hoarding, also known as hoarding disorder, is a pattern of behavior that is characterized by excessive acquisition and an inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that cover the living areas of the home and cause significant distress or impairment. Compulsive hoarding behavior has been associated with health risks, impaired functioning, economic burden, and adverse effects on friends and family members. When clinically significant enough to impair functioning, hoarding can prevent typical uses of space, enough so that it can limit activities such as cooking, cleaning, moving through the house, and sleeping. It can also put the individual and others at risk of fires, falling, poor sanitation, and other health concerns. Compulsive hoarders may be aware of their irrational behavior, but the emotional attachment to the hoarded objects far exceeds the motive to discard the items.
Most common hoarding situations are a result of seniors either not being able to care for themselves or their property or having a feeling of comfort in keeping things which can result in unsafe & unsanitary living conditions as they build up overtime.
The Dumpman Extreme Clean Up Team does not have a licensed psychologist as part of our team and we generally do not work directly with the hoarder themselves. We employ a strong, compassionate teams of confidential professionals who work very well with all personalities, especially seniors. During an extreme clean up or team of professionals take the time to go through items to ensure valuables and important paperwork are saved and returned to the owner or family member in charge.
Our Extreme Clean Up Team can also provide Emergency Clean Up Services for individuals that have been ordered out of the property and not allowed back in until it has been cleaned up.
Hoarding can be a stressful process for all individuals involved, a few tips to get the process started may be:
If you have concerns of a child’s health or safety please call The Durham Children’s Aid Society to inform them of the situation, it’s sometimes a hard call but the best call for the health and safety of all parties involved at 905-433-1551.
Call your local Fire Services Department if you see inside pathways less than 1 metre wide, flammable items that would be considered a fire hazard, electrical hazards, etc. Please contact your local Fire Service. If the property is overtaken regarding a hoarding problem your local fire department is the best choice to get the process started. They will make sure the property gets cleaned up to ensure everyone’s safety.
(For emergencies, call 911)
Pickering: 905-683-7575 or 905-839-9968
Call your local Municipal & By Law Enforcement If you see large amounts of clutter outside of the home, lack of heat, electrical services, or plumbing, or problem with the building structure call your local Municipal & By-Law Enforcement at:
Ajax: (905) 619-2529 ext. 3654
Clarington: (905) 623-3379 ext. 2105
Oshawa: (905) 436-3311
Pickering: (905) 683-7575
Whitby: (905) 668-5803 (ask for By-law Enforcement)
Call your local Humane Society If you see or suspect excess animals or animals that do not have access to water, food, shelter, or medical care the OSPCA have the authority to intervene and force a clean up. Call: Humane Society of Durham Region: (905) 665-7430 ext. 225.
For overall support or advice in making the best action plan to deal with a hoarding situation contact The Dumpman Extreme Clean Up Team at 905-432-6429 one of our professional staff members will be happy to assist you.
Our Extreme Clean Up Team can also provide Emergency Clean Up Services for individuals that are under a time crunch and are being threatened with eviction or not allowed back into their home until it’s cleaned out and safe.
EXTREME ESTATE CLEAN OUTS
The Dumpman Extreme Clean Up Team specializes in homes that have sanitation issues and have been neglected for various reasons.
Our team of professionals can assist trustees or family members in Cleaning Out Estate Properties once the property becomes empty. We will carefully sort through items to ensure valuable possessions (money, jewellery, paperwork, etc) to ensure they are not disposed.
The Dumpman Extreme Clean Up Team will do the following:
- Sort, sell, donate or dispose of all house contents.
- Organize all items that we deem to be valuable for the review of the family member or truste
- Keep all important paperwork.
- Provide your home will a full top to bottom clean up inside and out to get it ready for sale or property rental
We work with many local contractors that can assist with minor repairs to ensure top value of your property.
Each project is different and The Dumpman Extreme Clean Up Team can arrange the best plan of action to suit the needs of you and your family.