Hoarding is a behavioral disorder that can be dangerous not only for the hoarder himself, but also for his housemates and anyone who wants to help in the junk disposal. If you are a hoarder or you know someone who is, it is important to be aware of the risks.

 

  • A house that is occupied with layers of items is more susceptible to fire. If an item is on fire, the flames will automatically spread throughout the whole junk that will cause a bigger fire. This may be difficult to put out. It will also be a challenge for firefighters to enter the house. Fires do not only destroy property but it can also cause deaths. To avoid unfortunate situations, you may contact Earthwise Hauling to start the junk removal.
  • Hoarding is one of the many causes of mold growth. Since molds survive in damp conditions, they thrive in the kitchen and bathrooms — two areas of the house that are often not cleaned properly. These are where food particles and debris are left, that’s why molds grow more rapidly.
  • Uncleaned areas and junks also cause unwanted infestations. You already have molds to worry about and here comes the bugs adding to your pile of stress. Infestations of bugs can be difficult to control because they have a lot of spaces to hide in. It is important to note that you cannot totally exterminate all insects until all hoarded items are taken away from your property. This is why it is advisable to choose a junk removal company like Earthwise Hauling that offers bug exterminator services.
  • Living with a hoarder disorder does not only harm you physically, but it is also a threat to your mental health. Majority of hoarders are anxious, depressed, insomniac, and more. It is said that in order to achieve mental clarity, your physical space should be clean and tidy. It may be true to some, but for many hoarders, they can only cope with their mental health issues by hoarding more. This suggests that the cycle should break before you can start a genuine healing process.