Biohazard Development – If items are growing at an alarming rate, there is probably a good portion of garbage, debris possibly pharmaceuticals and if animals and pets are present feces and urine. All of these are considered a biohazard and the health risks grow the longer they remain in your home. Serious toxins and diseases such as E. Coli, Staph Bacteria, and the Hanta Virus can thrive in your house.
Increased Indoor Air Pollutants – Mold, Mildew, Radon, Carbon Monoxide, Pollen, Dander and Cigarette Smoke are just some of the indoor serious air impurities and odors that hoarding can cause a contaminated house and the results can lead to adverse health effects.
Increased Risk of Fire – The more items around a home the higher the chances a fire can ignite and the more fuel it has to spread, which can put you in a dangerous risk.
Decreased Escape Routes – Rescue crews often have limited access to a home due to piles blocking windows, doors and deaths occur in homes where hoarding is present, when salvation could have been otherwise possible.
Tripping or Falling – Piles of items and stacks of belonging that start to consume a house make it harder and harder to navigate through and easier to stumble upon. The risks increase with age, falls can even be fatal in seniors that don’t have the strength to get back up.
Structure Collapses – The more your home stores, the greater the weight becomes and if rooms are filled with possessions the load can and has led to collapses in a home.