If you’ve ever watched the TV show Hoarders, you might be amazed at how people end up with so much junk in their homes. Hoarding is a serious psychological issue that often requires help on multiple fronts before it can be resolved. One of the major areas where a hoarder can benefit from outside assistance is junk removal. Only when junk is finally banished can the process of change really get started.
- Hoarding Can Make Your Home More Dangerous
In severe hoarding, the paths you use throughout your home become clogged with junk. Hoarders may create narrow pathways to move from place to place or may find themselves climbing over objects. When the situation becomes this serious, hoarding can cause dramatic physical injury. Piles of junk can collapse and trap the hoarder suddenly. Accidental falling also becomes more likely. In the event of an emergency, firefighters or paramedics will have a harder time rendering life-saving help.
- Hoarding Can Spread Serious Disease in the Home
Objects a hoarder collects rarely get cleaned. This makes sense when you think about the towering piles of junk that can literally take over rooms. Dirt and grime will quickly collect on these items and create sanitation hazards throughout a house. The problem can become even more severe when a hoarder shares the home with animals — or when some of the hoarding behavior focuses on animals. Under these conditions, diseases others rarely encounter become a constant threat for the hoarder.
- Hoarding Can Lead to Social Isolation
One of the reasons it’s so difficult to help a hoarder is because the condition contributes to social isolation. Hoarded junk can take over entire rooms. Hoarders often experience embarrassment and guilt; this makes more difficult for them to get the help they need. Usually, that help has to come from a team of experts — including a junk removal service.
If you have a friend or loved one struggling with hoarding, you understand that person can’t simply “clean up” alone. At Advance Junk Removal of Atlanta, our team members understand how to quickly and efficiently remove junk. Our services can help a hoarder gain control in life again — by doing all the hard work quickly and inexpensively. This leaves you and those you care about free to focus on healing.