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Living with a hoarder can be an extremely difficult situation to find yourself in. A hoarder not only decreases their own quality of life, but the quality of life of everyone around them. A hoarder house can contain serious biohazards as a result of sanitary neglect, and can pose many risks to you and your family. If you know the affects on your family before the situation becomes out of hand, it is easier to help the hoarder come to place where they are ready to separate from their belongings. It is also important to note that hoarding does not only apply to material items, but animals that pose serious biohazards as well.

If you have found yourself in this situation, call Spaulding Decon of Tampa, Florida. Our staff will assist you with every step of the process from connecting you with a counselor, to the complete decontamination of your property. Knowing the cause, as well as the physical result of hoarding, will allow you to be proactive in handling the situation with your family’s safety in mind. So, here are some things you should know about hoarding, and the affects it can have on you and your family.

TRAUMA

Most often, hoarding becomes a habit as a result of neglected trauma. This trauma causes the individual to form a personal and sentimental connection with their possessions, and a fear of separation. If you are living with a hoarder, do not simply clean up the house. This can do more damage to the individual, and make the hoarding problem worse. The best course of action is to seek professional help from a counselor, who can bring the individual to the point where they are ready to separate from their possessions. A deeper understanding of the psychological trauma that led to the hoarding problem will make it easier for the hoarder to admit their problem. If they have mentally prepared themselves for the cleanup, the process will be much smoother.

BIOHAZARDS

In many cases, hoarder houses can contain serious biohazards. The most common source of these biohazards is animals. Often times, hoarders will not only collect items, but animals as well. When a hoarder house has become overrun by animals, the feces can’t be found or cleaned as a result of the mess. This poses serious health and safety risks to you and your family. Animal droppings can contain and transmit a variety of different diseases. Other quick-spreading biohazards like mold can hide among the buildup of possessions and can be aggravated by the environment, spreading even further through your home.

Spaulding Decon of Tampa, Florida

Since 2005, Spaulding Decon has been providing a variety of services in the Tampa, Florida area. Our professionals serve communities all across the Tampa area, including Brandon, Riverview, and St. Pete. Spaulding Decon specializes in crime scene cleanup, biohazard remediation, rodent dropping cleanup, and more. For more information, give us a call at (813) 298-7122, or visit our website at https://spauldingdecon.com/locations/florida/tampa/.