Archive for the Hoarding Category

The Importance of a Mental Health Professional’s Help in a Hoarding Situation

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Do you have a family member or friend whose home is extremely messy and has an excessive accumulation of certain things? Do they live in such cramped living conditions that their home is filled to capacity, leaving only a very narrow pathway that winds through stacks of clutter? If you see countertops, sinks, stoves, desks, stairways and virtually all other surfaces are piled with stuff, then your loved one may have a condition known as

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Subtypes of Hoarding Disorders

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In a previous blog, we talked about the difference between collecting and hoarding, and the fine line between the two. As a general rule of thumb, collectors tend to organize and display their collections whereas hoarders do not usually organize or intentionally display their collected items. Some people may describe themselves as “pack rats” i.e., people who like to collect certain items or don’t like to throw them away. Many self-confessed pack rats do not

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The Difference Between Gross Filth and a Hoarded Home

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In a previous blog, we went over the issue of hoarding disorder, which can lead to a very unsanitary, if not filthy, environment. This poses a serious health hazard to anyone living in it, just like gross filth does. Let’s go over the differences between hoarding and gross filth, and how they are connected. Gross Filth vs. Hoarding Gross filth in the environment is typically not only cluttered with hoarded items it also has garbage,

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Collecting, Hoarding, Clutter, and Squalor. What’s the difference?

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In our line of work, we often encounter people who hoard, live with a lot of clutter, or even live in extreme filth and squalor. The line between collecting things, refusing to throw away things or put them in their proper place, and hoarding things can often be blurred.  Let’s discuss the differences between collecting, hoarding, clutter and squalor. Collecting – People typically collect and carefully preserve or display items that they have an interest

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Sell Faster With Bio Solutions

“Dull” days don’t exist as a real estate agent. While this is one of the greatest things about being a real estate agent, it’s not always great for buyers and sellers. There are no two transactions alike which means there can often be many challenges to overcome. There are many different challenges that can arise even before you’ve listed the home for sale. You’ll look much better in the eyes of the seller and buyer if

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3 Things You Didn’t Know About Hoarding

If you have seen the show Hoarders, then you’re aware that hoarding is when someone collects or saves items to the point that it causes them distress. Bio Solutions is a company that cleans up hoarded areas and we would like to share a few things that you may not know about hoarding. The genetic component. The department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at John Hopkins University School of Medicine conducted an OCD Collaborative Genetics Study

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Home Sweet Home

The residential property manager ought to be prepared for just about anything. Partnering with companies that can help you manage any situation will make that task easier, especially in the event of a trauma or undisclosed hoarding situation. Therefore, having a biohazard decontamination company on hand will guarantee quick and efficient turnover. A clean and safe environment will welcome your next tenant. It will also keep you safe! Why you shouldn’t attempt cleanup yourself You take

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Reclaim What’s Yours

The weather will always bring unwanted pests, regardless of the time of year. Mice are looking for warmer spaces in the cold weather and will find a new home in places like your garage, shed, or house. The warmer temperatures bring about pests such as termites. You have a huge problem when they start bringing all their friends into your home! 3 causes of infestation Warmth Moisture Construction 6 signs of infestation Food in your

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