What is hoarding, and how can I find help near me?

Not all Hoarding is "Extreme"

Hoarding is the compulsive need to purchase or find objects, animals, household goods, or even trash regardless of their overall value.  Items commonly hoarded include magazines, newspapers, photographs, boxes, clothing, furniture, food, appliances, electronics, and even animals.  Depending on the level of severity that a person’s hoarding tendencies might be; the behavior may be impacting their emotional health, physical health, careers, and relationships with others. 

Hoarding is often broadly categorized as a single outcome, but there are actual multiple levels of hoarding conditions and disorders. The National Study Group on Compulsive Disorganization created a clutter hoarding scale with five levels of hoarding. Understanding each level of hoarding disorder can help people understand how to help those affected by the condition.

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5 Levels of Hoarding:

  • Level 1: The person does not like to throw things away and often buys items for which they may not have a need. The space only has light clutter and has no blocked entryways or walkways.
  • Level 2: Most people at this stage do not welcome visitors and are often embarrassed by the clutter. There will be a few blocked walkways or exits in the home, and sometimes unable or unwilling to clean the residence.
  • Level 3: The home is extremely cluttered and has become an unsanitary space. Fleas and other pests can be a problem, bathrooms might be non-functional and there are strong odors everywhere.
  • Level 4: Mold, mildew, excessive clutter, sewage problems, various pests, animal waste, blocked exits and unusable rooms, will be common.  Most people at stage 4 have not had a house guest in several months and even years. 
  • Level 5: The home is not fit for habitation, excessive animals, bathrooms are unusable, all space is cluttered, walls are broken and there are numerous fire hazards within the residence. 
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Above Infographic courtesy of The Recovery Village

It is important that if you, a friend, a loved one, or even a neighbor falls into one of these categories, that you reach out for help to not only remediate and restore the home, but also find counseling and if needed, physician assistance.  At Bio-One of Temecula, we have a wide range of services to meet every level of severity and some tremendous business partners that can assist with counseling and support services. 

Bio-One Temecula and Temecula Hoarding can help!

As soon as you reach out to us, our team will work closely with the homeowner and family to determine what gets thrown away, along with what gets kept and organized.  The belongings will be carefully sorted through and either kept by the owner, shared with the family, given to charity, or discarded.  The entire process is very inclusive, with great communication start to finish, to ensure we are aligned with the customer’s expectations. 

 

Give us a call today at 951-502-7470 to schedule a walk-through of the property for a free, written, no obligation estimate.  Let us work with you and your family members to reclaim your home.

 

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You can reach us 24/7 at:

www.bioonetemecula.com or www.TemeculaHoarding.com

951-502-7470

 

 

Bio-One Temecula  and Temecula Hoarding are family owned and operated by Jason Falk & Billy Copeland.  In addition to Hoarding cleanup services, we also offer the following services:

  • Junk Removal
  • Trash-Outs
  • Gross Filth Cleanup 
  • Disinfection
  • Animal Hoarding Cleanup
  • Hazardous Waste Removal
  • Suicide/Homicide
  • Odor Removal
  • Undiscovered Death
  • Feces & Bodily Fluid
  • Sewage Backups
  • Emergency Vehicles
  • Jail Cell Contamination
  • Blood Cleanup/Biohazard
  • Skunk Odor Remediation

 

We proudly serve the following areas in Southern California:  Banning, Beaumont, Blythe, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Coachella, Corona, Desert Hot Springs, East Hemet, Eastvale, Hemet, Indio, Jurupa Valley, La Quinta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, San Jacinto, Temecula, & Wildomar.  We also cover all of Riverside County, and extend support into San Bernardino County, Orange County, San Diego County, and Imperial County. 

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