A Hoarding Solution

Hoarding can occur to anyone and it can go unnoticed for several years before it really becomes an evident issue. Some individuals feel embarrassed or even ashamed to admit that they have succumbed to this way of living. However, even the most organized of people in the world lay claim to owning a junk drawer. It is a matter of not allowing things to take control over you and allowing yourself to maintain control over things. We are here to help you! We understand that hoarding is not a chosen lifestyle; it is the consequence of personal events that have happened to a loved one or even you personally.

At Wiz Team, Inc. we have seen it all – quite literally. Our team has had vast experience in a variety of restoration emergencies, as well as, clean up situations. Particularly when it comes to the delicate situation of hoarding cleanup, our office staff and our technicians have had extensive experience with these types of cleaning needs. We understand the complexity and sensitivity of the dilemma; we are simply here to be your one source solution to the situation.

Our technicians are IICRC technicians trained at assessing the condition of the home and getting to the root of the cleaning that must happen to achieve ‘like new’ results. We tackle the problem fast so that the home owner experiences the least amount of stress and trauma from their home being refreshed. Wiz Team, Inc only uses products CDC and EPA tested and approved as 99.99% biodegradable and pet and child safe. Furthermore we follow OSHA and NSC terms and regulations when performing on all job sites.

The Wiz Team Difference

We know your home and your loved ones are important to you and at Wiz Team, Inc. we respect that greatly – our efforts in cleaning up are meant to be seamless as possible. We work efficiently and precisely to discard all of the excess items in the home. Once the home is clear of excess debris we get down to business; striving to clean all the open surfaces, this means: appliances, counters, fabrics, tiles, woods, and any other materials that may have been compromised during the prolonged exposure to the excess acquisition of personal items. The end goal is that our client is happy and able to return to a healthy, clean, and hospitable home environment.

Albeit there is seldom a one-size for all resolve in hoarding clean-up; we tailor a custom plan and step-by-step process for each and every client individually. Once we conduct a free in home estimate, one of our specialists will carefully investigate how Wiz Team, Inc. can provide the most encompassing service for each client.

Heavy duty cleaning, uncluttering, and hoarding services  are all available under one roof! The Wiz Team is a heavy duty cleaning services empire that manufactures and uses natural cleaning products.

Wiz Clean offers top of the line heavy duty cleaning products that are safe for the environment, for children, and for animals. It really is possible to effectively get rid of mold, pests, and garbage without the use of harsh chemicals. Wiz Team visits  residents, and performs regular or one time heavy duty cleaning and uncluttering services using natural products. While that task may seem simple, Wiz Team is also a  based heavy duty cleaning and uncluttering services company that works with individuals who have psychological needs to hold onto objects. This disorder often results in lots of clutter, and Wiz Team is called to perform uncluttering services for hoarders, and de-cluttering cleanup. All homes need junk removal and cleaning services. This companies the one to get that done!

Hoarding help services are available to Lake Villa, Illinois hoarders through Wiz Team, an organization that has been in the cleaning services industry for over two decades. Wiz Teams Hoarding Cleanup provides help for hoarders through a comprehensive, judgment free approach that unclutters homes and leaves hoarders feeling confident. If you are a hoarder seeking help, or know of a hoarder who is seeking help, make the right choice by contacting The Wiz Team for the best hoarding help in the Lake Villa and larger metropolitan area. All hoarding help services work with hoarders to understand their needs and attachments. Though The Wiz Team aims to provide clutter removal cleaning services, The Wiz Team’s cleaners will not provide hoarding help by throwing away anything without hoarders’ permissions. It is vital to The Wiz Team that all hoarding help services are handled in a professional manner, and that help for hoarders includes a complete listing of options for what can be done with unused, unneeded clutter. Some examples of options presented to hoarding clients are: donating to charity, selling hoarded items online for profit, gifting item, and more. Illinois based The Wiz Team’s hoarding help services uses the following, self developed, 7 step solution for cleaning help for hoarders: Uncluttering and De-cluttering services are the first and most important steps in hoarding help. This is where the cleaner connects with and provides the most help for the hoarder. It also helps narrow down the items that will remain in the home. Rubbish removal & Junk Removal hoarding help services help hoarders part with things that they used to keep very close to their hearts. This is not a simple cleaning task, as it takes trained cleaners to persuade hoarders that part of hoarding help is removing truly useless materials. The Wiz Team’s Initial home organization cleaning services provide help to hoarders, as they really bring to light the quality of the home beneath the clutter. Once de-cluttered, and freed of trash, hoarders may begin to see other problems in their homes that were previously covered up. Extermination treatment is a service provided as part of hoarding help, because hoarders often find pests such as fruit flies or even bed bugs, during cleaning. Paint, repair, handy man services are also offered to clients who receive hoarding help, as they may want to perfect their homes once cleanup is complete. Restoration and construction services are also available to hoarding help clients who find that their homes are no longer in the conditions they were in during move in. Heavy duty cleaning services are the final step of The Wiz Team’s one stop shop offer for hoarding help in and around Illinois. This can include post construction cleanup, all natural maid services, and professional organization.

The Wiz Team is a full service carpet cleaning and restoration service. We service Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka, Wilmette Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Palantine, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Mundelein, and more. Contact us today for your cleaning and restoration needs.

It’s been awhile since I covered the topic of compulsive hoarding, because the last time I did I posted photos of my nut collection and book pile, and the next thing I know I was contacted by Discovery Disney to be fixed on some hoarding special show. Seems like that’s kind of a pattern, now that I think about it. I go public with my stuff … I get invited onto shows!

Well, anyway, I was reading an article in the Fall 2007 issue of The Johns Hopkins Depression & Anxiety Bulletin — an interview with Gerald Nestadt, M.D., M.P.H, Director of the Johns Hopkins Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinic and Jack Samuels, Ph.D., an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Department of Mental Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins. Wow. That’s a lot of school.

I found out that, even though most folks lump compulsive hoarding into the same illness umbrella as obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarders actually have different brains. The brain-imaging research shows that people with compulsive hoarding have distinct abnormalities in brain function compared to people with non-hoarding OCD and those with no psychiatric problem.

According to Dr. Samuels: “What causes those brain abnormalities (besides genetics) is still not clear, but compulsive hoarding can begin after damage from stroke, surgery, injuries, or infections. In addition, psychology and environmental factors (e.g. traumatic family experiences) appear to contribute to abnormal brain development and function.”

Samuels says that hoarding belongs to a syndrome which also includes:

  • Indecisiveness
  • Perfectionism
  • Procrastination
  • Avoidance behaviors
  • Difficulty organizing tasks

And here are some interesting stats: hoarding obsessions and compulsions are present in approximately 30 percent of OCD cases. However, as a group, says Samuels, OCD-affected individuals with hoarding symptoms have a more severe illness, a greater prevalence of anxiety disorders, and a greater prevalence of personality disorders than people with OCD who don’t have hoarding symptoms. Hoarders are often less responsive to treatment than non-hoarding OCD patients.

The Wiz Team is a full service carpet cleaning and restoration service. We service Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka, Wilmette Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Palantine, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Mundelein, and more. Contact us today for your cleaning and restoration needs.

Hoarding help services are available to hoarders through Wiz Clean, an organization that has been in the cleaning services industry for over two decades. Wiz Clean provides help for hoarders through a comprehensive, judgment free approach that unclutters homes and leaves hoarders feeling confident. If you are a hoarder seeking help, or know of a hoarder who is seeking help, make the right choice by contacting Wiz Clean for the best hoarding help in the metropolitan area. All hoarding help services work with hoarders to understand their needs and attachments. Though Wiz Clean aims to provide clutter removal cleaning services, Wiz Clean’s cleaners will not provide hoarding help by throwing away anything without hoarders’ permissions. It is vital to Wiz Clean that all hoarding help services are handled in a professional manner, and that help for hoarders includes a complete listing of options for what can be done with unused, unneeded clutter. Some examples of options presented to hoarding clients are: donating to charity, selling hoarded items online for profit, gifting item, and more. Wiz Clean’s hoarding help services uses the following, self developed, 7 step solution for cleaning help for hoarders: Uncluttering and De-cluttering services are the first and most important steps in hoarding help. This is where the cleaner connects with and provides the most help for the hoarder. It also helps narrow down the items that will remain in the home. Rubbish removal & Junk Removal hoarding help services help hoarders part with things that they used to keep very close to their hearts. This is not a simple cleaning task, as it takes trained cleaners to persuade hoarders that part of hoarding help is removing truly useless materials. Initial home organization cleaning services provide help to hoarders, as they really bring to light the quality of the home beneath the clutter. Once de-cluttered, and freed of trash, hoarders may begin to see other problems in their homes that were previously covered up. Extermination treatment is a service provided as part of hoarding help, because hoarders often find pests such as fruit flies or even bed bugs, during cleaning. Paint, repair, handy man services are also offered to clients who receive hoarding help, as they may want to perfect their homes once cleanup is complete. Restoration and construction services are also available to hoarding help clients who find that their homes are no longer in the conditions they were in during move in. Heavy duty cleaning services are the final step of Wiz Clean’s one stop shop offer for hoarding help. This can include post construction cleanup, all natural maid services, and professional organization.

Our Strategy

Our strategy will be based of the amount of accumulation, degree of sanitary health hazards, and always considering all external factors which play a role in an individual clients’ case. These matters are discussed during the in home consultation, then based upon our findings we custom fit a tactical strategy to provide the most outstanding service experience. We understand that the first step – reaching out for outside help – is the most difficult; we highly commend your effort in taking this first step. Now let us help you reach a goal of no more clutter and allow us be your guiding hand in returning to a beautiful, clean, and most importantly healthy home once again.