How Hoarding is Considered a Biohazard.
Are you or someone you care for experiencing hoarding problems?
To the surprise of many, hoarding does not stop with newspapers, boxes, clothing, and Knick knacks. Some people hoard food, garbage, chemicals, flammables, medications, and even feces, urine, and other bodily fluids.
Hoarding Health Risks
-Poor sanitary conditions: The poor personal hygiene and lack of healthy meals compromise the hoarder’s immune system and make him/her more susceptible to illness
-Poor Air Quality: The large amount of dust and ammonia from decaying products cause serious indoor air quality issues.
-Pest Infestations: the rotting materials and decomposing items provide an excellent source of food for cockroaches, ants, rats, flies and other critters.
-Mold Problems: The stale air, and high level of humidity from the clutter.
Hoarding can also cause: Physical Injuries, Fire Hazards, and structural Damage.