You made it through the bereavement. You survived the whole process from the mortuary, the wake and removal, and even the funeral ceremony. It was enormously difficult to bid farewell to the remains of your loved one, but you battled through and survived it. Yet, there’s more…. You hadn’t factored in the deceased estate clean up.
In many ways, a deceased estate clean up can be the most difficult challenge when handling the grief of losing a family member, friend or close companion. The obvious shock of the death is dealt with differently by different people, but the general consensus is that having survived a traumatic week and having said goodbye to your relative or friend, the worst is over. However it can be extremely challenging for people to bring themselves to deal with the deceased estate clean up, weeks, maybe months later.
For this reason, there are a number of deceased estate clean up services available and they are growing in popularity. These services realise that people don’t want to suffer through the emotional chore of having to dredge through a family member’s personal items, reliving their final days. Those of us who have experienced a bereavement know that the slightest reminder of a loved one who passed away, can trigger your sadness and grief. With the help of a deceased estate clean up provider you can have peace of mind that you are honouring your relative or companion’s memory, while protecting your own sensibilities.
The benefits of these services are obvious. The property has been left in disarray and you need a full clear out? Call a deceased estate clean up service. You’re worried any valuable belongings may be missed? Not to worry, they can help you sort through the belongings and identify anything of value and separate them from the rubbish. You are worried that there are items of little sentimental value that are of little use to you or your co-executors of the will, but you are loathe to simply throw them away? Most deceased estate clean up companies will offer to donate these items to charity or a worthy cause.
The important point to remember is that a firm providing these services are not entering the operation blind. These organisations have been operating for many years and have garnered immense experience. What’s more, they are acutely aware of the sensitivity of the situation and are known for their excellent judgement throughout the process. In fact, most people are pleasantly surprised just how efficient and accurate the whole deceased estate clean up process can be.
Aside from working effectively in the obvious situation of cleaning and preparing a hoarder’s property, deceased estate clean up companies also specialise in area you may not have considered. For example, an elderly loved one, relative or friend may not have had the wherewithal nor mobility in their later life to properly maintain the house or apartment. A potential hazard that arises in these unfortunate situations is that hazardous materials or gases may accumulate in hard to reach areas, like a basement, attic, drain or gutter. Professional services have the experience to deal with these occurrences and further to that they have the precise equipment necessary to cleanse these areas, without causing any damage. Needless to say, they hold the expertise to consummately operate this machinery also.
The property will be cleaned, rubbish removed, valuables separated, items of usable value donated to charity, hazards avoided… but there’s more. A good deceased estate clean up service will also offer the option for repairs to be carried out. Throughout the years these companies have seen everything and again are very experienced. They can perform minor repairs throughout the property and can organise any more elaborate repairs with the necessary specialists. The living accommodation of your deceased loved one will be left in better condition giving you peace of mind.
On top of all that, the clear majority of professional services in this field of work understand the need for the property to be sold on in order to close the outstanding affairs of the deceased. They may be able to provide pieces of furniture and decorations or adornments during the property viewing process. This will enhance the appearance of the accommodation and expedite the ordeal of selling the apartment or house. In addition, they can provide advice in this regard and make recommendations or introductions to further relevant services to assist in this arduous procedure.
It is beyond doubt that this is a no brainer to involve a deceased estate clean up service in order to arrange the affairs of the deceased. The benefits are clear, and a good company has all the required licenses and accreditations and will be able to share with you a manifesto of how they work and the best practices they employ.