The Risks of Hoarding

Many fire departments are experiencing serious fires, injuries, and deaths as the result of compulsive hoarding behavior. The excessive accumulation of materials in homes poses a significant threat to firefighters fighting fires and responding to other emergencies in these homes and to residents and neighbors. Often, the local fire department will be contacted to help […]

More Than the Eye

Hoarding is the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value. The behavior usually has deleterious effects—emotional, physical, social, financial, and even legal—for a hoarder and family members. For those who hoard, the quantity of their collected items sets them apart from other people. Commonly hoarded items may be newspapers, magazines, paper […]

Hoarding Clean Up

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. Here’s a video showing some before and after photos of a hoarding […]

Hoarding

In this photo, we show an example of hoarding. This picture clearly indicates how there is no room to walk through without having to push items back and forth. Not only is this uninhabitable, but it also is a fire risk. Most of the items in this home were either trash, covered in mold or […]

Gross Filth Conditions

Many people are aware of hoarding conditions, especially after the popular television show, but few are aware of another condition called, Gross Filth. This involves the cleaning and decontamination of an uninhabitable space which includes fecal matter, bodily fluids, excessive rubbish, expired food, potentially infectious materials, hazardous items, boxed items, mold, etc. This does indeed […]