Hoarding is the excessive collection and retention of newspapers, trash, unopened sale items, clothing, paper, rotting food and even cats. Conditions in the home of a hoarder can become so extreme that all available space from floor to ceiling may be occupied and the day-to-day activities of the home's occupants are impeded.
If you suspect a hoarding situation in your neighborhood, it is recommended that you do not attempt to clean up the house or solve the person's hoarding problem. The best action you can take is to contact us.
If you think a family member might be a hoarder, it is recommended you seek professional help for that person or professional guidance for yourself in handling the situation. Generally speaking, hoarders may have a mental illness or a medical condition that needs evaluation and treatment.
Hoarders are unaware that their lifestyle is a problem and rarely seek treatment. Typically it is difficult to change this type of behavior without professional assistance. Consult a mental health or medical professional, or contact us for recommendations and referrals.