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How Can We Deal with Aging Parents Who Hoard?

By | February 16th, 2017|Blog|

As our parents age, many problems may begin to arise as their abilities decline. Elderly care can become a task tough enough without the added problem of hoarding, but in many cases, hoarding is an issue. As our parents age, their quality of life can decline and because of this hoarding may become a risk [...]

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Why Choose to Own a Hoarding Cleanup Franchise

By | February 13th, 2017|Blog|

Do you want to own your own business? Do you want to work in a field that helps others, families, and your community? Then a Hoarding Cleanup Franchise from Spaulding Decon is the right business for you. At Spaulding Decon, we offer hoarding cleanup franchising all over the country.  No matter where you are, you [...]

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How to Remove Bio-hazardous Material in Hoarding Situations ?

By | February 9th, 2017|Blog|

  In 2013 the latest DSM was released, DSM-V, and defined hoarders as a person who, “excessively save items that others may view as worthless. They have persistent difficulty getting rid of or parting with possessions, leading to clutter that disrupts their ability to use their living or work spaces,” and says it occurs in [...]

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Why is Hoarding Considered a Problem

By | February 6th, 2017|Blog|

Hoarding is usually caused by a traumatic event early on in a person’s life. This event, often leaves the person feeling without something and therefore, begin hoarding these items to fill the void. Per the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation hoarding is defined by the following three things:    A person collects and keeps a [...]

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Hoarding and Clutter Cleanup in Commercial Estates

By | January 17th, 2017|Blog|

As a landlord, everything and anything that happens on your property becomes your problem. Hoarding affects over one million people in the US in some capacity, which means that as a landlord there is a high likelihood that one of your tenants may hoard. Due to hoarding being recognized as a mental disability, hoarders are [...]

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Hoarding cleanup training

By | October 22nd, 2016|Blog|

Spaulding Decon puts every employee through extensive hoarding cleanup training.  Most novices think that hoarding cleanup is simple.  You just throw everything away right?  Wrong!  That could not be further from the truth.  The hoarding cleanup training that all employees go through concentrate on the disorder itself and how to help a hoarder.  Hoarders are [...]

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Hoarding cleanup cost

By | October 22nd, 2016|Blog|

Hoarding cleanup costs are customizable to each situation.  Not every hoarder wants the same services performed.  Some hoarders want a complete trash out where everything is removed from the home and it is left vacant.  These types of hoarders are planning on selling their property or there has been a death and the family needs [...]

Property Managers Rights Dealing with Hoarders

By | August 20th, 2016|Blog|

Property managers have a huge responsibility to both the tenants and their owners.  Large management companies have many layers to make sure broken items get fixed, and bad tenants are evicted.  For the smaller management companies many things go undiscovered. Hoarders are everywhere and it is estimated that 3-5% of the U.S. populations suffers from [...]

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What Makes a Person Become a Hoarder?

By | August 9th, 2016|Blog|

After over a decade of working with hoarders it is painfully obvious what makes a person become a hoarder. Typically we see that the hoarder has experienced a tragic event in their life.  This is usually a death in the family or someone very close to the person.  The loss of that person triggers a [...]

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How to Help a Hoarder

By | November 3rd, 2014|Blog|

We are often asked how to help a hoarder and if there is a certain type of person who tends to be our hoarding clients. The answer is yes and no. Hoarders are male and female, wealthy and middle class, living in apartments and homes. The commonality however is that hoarders are all educated, depressed [...]