What Is Hoarding
What Are The Dangers of Hoarding
Most hoarders, if their tendency is not discovered sooner, will completely fill up a room or an entire house. This can seriously inhibit the hoarder’s ability to navigate throughout the home. Trip and fall hazards from all the clutter can become a deathtrap. Besides that, all the clutter can block airflow. Oxygen levels could fall and carbon dioxide levels can increase. This is especially true if clutter would fall on air vents, blocking cool air or heat.
With the lack of proper airflow in a home, mold may develop and not be able to be seen. Insect infestations can occur. Cockroaches and other types of insects may get out of control.
With animal hoarders, feces and urine can cause serious dangers. Animal feces can spread airborne infectious bacteria. Urine can raise ammonia levels to dangerous levels. Rodents, such as mice and rats, are attracted to the clutter. These animals bring in bacteria, viruses, and diseases.
After the removal of all the clutter, cleaning is required. Sometimes the services of an exterminator and construction contractor may be required. At Dragon Restoration, 937-371-3416, we understand the entire process required to return a home to a safe environment. Remember, the hoarding cleanup process can be dangerous and should be thoughtfully planned out before it is begun.