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Is There a Hoarder in Your Family?

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

A kitchen floor is covered in trash and old food. A hoarder's home can be overwhelming. Let us make it "Like it never even happened."

Hoarding Disorder became an official psychiatric diagnosis in 2013, with the release of the DSM-5. It's more than just having a lot of possessions. Hoarding Disorder is in the same class of conditions as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. In the case of hoarding, the person cannot stop themselves from accumulating more and more things, even though many times, they know that they do not have the room to store any more items in their home.

Hoarders have a hard time letting go. So things accumulate. Eventually, it gets out of control until someone else sees the problem and forces them to get help. It's a difficult, emotional process, and once the accumulation gets to a certain point, it's best to call in the professionals.

SERVPRO of Saline County and SERVPRO of Hot Springs know that helping a family member with Hoarding Disorder isn't easy. We are experienced in home cleanout and sanitization situations. We can return your loved one's property to functional condition and get rid of the mess. Give us a call at 501-776-2222 if you're faced with a family member whose property has fallen into disrepair due to hoarding. We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

We're always here to help.

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