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4 Health Hazards of Hoarded Homes & How Bio-One Can Help

4 Health Hazards of Hoarded Homes & How Bio-One Can Help

Hoarding is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and backgrounds. While it may seem like a harmless eccentricity, hoarding disorder can actually be a very dangerous condition. Not only is it unsightly and unhygienic, but hoarders' homes are often full of hazards that can pose serious health risks.

 

If you or someone you know is struggling with hoarding, it's important to get help. Bio-One of Oceanside is a professional cleaning company that specializes in hoarding, clutter removal, and disinfection. We're here to help you or your loved one get the treatment and assistance they need to overcome this condition. Here are four health hazards of hoarded homes to be aware of:

Hoarded, cluttered garage. Photo credit: Bio-One of Oceanside.

Fire Hazards

 

Homes that are cluttered with flammable materials are at a higher risk for fires. Common items accumulated by hoarders include magazines, books, clothing, home appliances, food, and even animals. If a fire were to start in a hoarder's home, it would be very difficult to escape due to all the obstructions.

 

Learn more: Is it Hoarding, Clutter, Collecting, or Squalor?

 

The cleanup process can be easily overwhelming, especially if you don't understand the reasoning behind hoarding tendencies and behavior. Bio-One's professional cleaners are prepared to address hoarding situations with care and compassion. We understand the challenges that come with dealing with hoarding and we make it a priority to establish trust throughout the whole process.

Health Risks from Unsanitary Conditions

 

Hoarding is associated with unsanitary conditions that can lead to a variety of health problems. Dust, mold growth, mildew, vermin, rotten food, dead animals, cockroaches, rodents, and other pests can all cause health problems.  Respiratory problems, skin rashes, and infectious diseases are just a few of the potential health risks associated with living in an unsanitary environment.

 

If you, a family member or someone you know is dealing with hoarding, it's important to get professional help right away. The sooner the problem is addressed, the less damage there will be to the home and the occupants' health.

Hoarded property - Apartment. Photo credit: Bio-One of Oceanside.

Risk of Injury from Falling Objects

 

Homes that are cluttered with items are at a higher risk for falls and other injuries. People can trip over things or fall through weakened floors. Hoarded homes are also more likely to collapse due to the weight of the materials inside.

 

Injuries from falls and collapsing homes are a serious concern, especially for elderly hoarders. If you have an elderly loved one who is struggling with hoarding, cleaning up the environment must be the priority action towards recovery.

Decluttered clean apartment. Photo credit: Bio-One of Oceanside.

Emotional Distress

 

Hoarding can cause a great deal of emotional distress for both the hoarder and their loved ones. Hoarders often feel ashamed, embarrassed, and anxious about their condition. They may also become isolated from friends and family.

 

Hoarding often leads to financial problems because compulsive shoppers often acquire things they don't need and can't afford. This can lead to debt, eviction, and even homelessness. If you or someone you know is struggling with hoarding, don't hesitate to reach out for help.

Bio-One of Oceanside is here to assist you with our professional hoarding cleanup services. We'll work with you to create a customized plan that will address the specific needs of the situation.

 

The Outlook for Hoarding - What to Expect

 

The future of hoarding is likely to be more public and less secret. As society becomes more aware of the problem, those struggling with it probably will feel more comfortable about reaching out for help. Intervention from family, friends, and professionals should also come along with eliminating the stigma attached to the condition diminishes.

 

There is also likely to be more research into hoarding and its causes, leading to better treatments and a greater understanding of the condition. If you are a hoarder or know someone who is, don't be afraid to seek help. 

Different view of hoarded home - Garage. Photo credit. Bio-One of Oceanside.

Hoarding can be a very difficult problem to overcome on your own. There are many resources available to help you, including support groups, therapy, and medication. With proper treatment, a hoarding situation can be manageable and you can live a happy and healthy life.

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When a traumatic event occurs, Bio-One of Oceanside springs into action to assist survivors. We work with local law enforcement, emergency responders, victim advocacy organizations, hoarding task forces, apartment communities, and insurance companies to ensure that you receive the greatest service feasible.

 

We have been an independently owned and operated business since August of 2020 to help our community through difficult and unexpected situations.

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Our certified technicians are caring, compassionate, and discreet, and we are ready to help you in your most significant time of need.

 

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Published by:

Rafael Alemán.

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