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Hoarding can be hazardous

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Hoarding has caused exits and walkways to be blocked resulting in hazardous conditions with rodents, and mold. Hoarding has caused exits and walkways to be blocked resulting in hazardous conditions with rodents, and mold.

Hoarding is the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value.

Hoarding can be related to compulsive buying (such as never passing up a bargain), the compulsive acquisition of free items (such as collecting flyers), or the compulsive search for perfect or unique items (which may not appear to others as unique, such as an old container).

A lack of functional living space is common among hoarders, who may also live in unhealthy or dangerous conditions. Hoarders often live with broken appliances and without heat or other necessary comforts. They cope with malfunctioning systems rather than allow a qualified person into their home to fix a problem.

Those who hoard usually experience embarrassment about their possessions and feel uncomfortable when others see them. SERVPRO Of Sumter can help with issue and make it "Like it never even happened."

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