What does Hoarding look like? Can you help someone struggling with Hoarding?

Bio-One of Orange specialists have had the opportunity of helping families and people in the most challenging situations long enough to identify the most common and visible signs of hoarding in a house or property. These signs are visible, as certain symptoms and behaviors can be perceived by others. You can tell if a person is struggling with hoarding when:

 

  • The house or property is filled with clutter and items that don’t necessarily have a reason or purpose to be. When confronting the individual about the possibility of discarding some items, they usually show signs of struggle and stress.

 

  • An individual struggling with hoarding usually lives in a constant state of anxiety. They might feel overwhelmed by the amount of trash and clutter that is now affecting their daily activities, but they’re not likely to ask for help.


An individual struggling with hoarding tends to isolate themselves from family and friends. You might notice that most hoarders usually live alone. In some cases, they become animal hoarders, which is a more complicated issue, as more lives are compromised.

Image shows a kitchen area filled with trash, clutter and even cats. It's near impossible to move around the area, let alone use the kitchen stove and counters.
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Bio-One of Orange technicians specialize in all kinds of hoarding. There are several types of hoarding, and we can classify this disorder into three main categories. Each one should be treated with the same care, compassion, and a disposition to help everyone involved get things back on track.

 

Hoarding can be summarized in the excessive accumulation of possessions. However, a hoarder can accumulate a wide variety of things, which can be:

 

  • Books, newspapers, magazines, and other reading material.

  • Photographs, coins, and other collectibles.

  • Clothing.

  • Food and other household items.

  • In more extreme cases, people hoard animals: cats, dogs, birds, rodents, and even reptiles.

 

Bio-One of Orange specialists can help you clean and sanitize houses or properties affected by hoarding. These environments are dangerous, as the accumulation of clutter, trash, and even animal waste can turn into physical and biological risk from mold exposure, carbon monoxide, and other gases.

Bio-One of Orange can help you

 

If you or someone you care about is struggling with hoarding, don’t hesitate to call a professional to help you turn things around. Bio-One of Orange specialists work closely with first responders and Public Safety Agencies to ensure the lives of everyone involved in a hoarding scenario are considered and respected.

 

Bio-One is your best option to clean, disinfect and decontaminate any property that has been affected by hoarding. 

 

 

Our Team is available 24/7, 365 days a year. We are here for you! Give us a call: 714-397-8375.

 

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