We have been involved with ‘Compulsive Hoarding Clean up’s in Vancouver for over 2 years. We work with various individuals, family members, power of attorney’s etc. We are called in usually at crisis point and usually at the point of the most trauma for the person who we work with. This is not the case if the individual is receiving adequate support from a professional counselor.
Our approach is one of compassion yet we also have to balance our responsibilities to keep our employees and our clients safe. We have to eliminate waste which is a risk to a persons health. We also have to reduce the fire safety risk by removing waste which is blocking fire escapes or essentially jeopardizes the health and safety of a person or compromises the safety of a building. It is always complex, but compassion, care, and a firm patience is required.
Often our hoarding cleaning services are in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside where the most extreme cases are present and where buildings or individuals can be at the highest risk. Our approach never changes, each person deserves dignity and respect, every time, on every job!