Health Risks from Unsanitary Conditions
Hoarding is associated with unsanitary conditions that can lead to a variety of health problems. Dust, mold growth, mildew, vermin, rotten food, dead animals, cockroaches, rodents, and other pests can all cause health problems. Respiratory problems, skin rashes, and infectious diseases are just a few of the potential health risks associated with living in an unsanitary environment.
If you, a family member or someone you know is dealing with hoarding, it's important to get professional help right away. The sooner the problem is addressed, the less damage there will be to the home and the occupants' health.