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Hoarding shows are all the rage on reality TV. While some individuals are too stubborn to let things go, there are other people that suffer from mental illness that prevents them from letting go of any belongings. These people are not to blame – their illness requires the help of professional treatment in order to help them part with possessions.
However, as a property owner, dealing with a tenant that is a hoarder can present many difficult situations, and it is up to you to make sure the health and well-being of all tenants is at the top of your priority list.
In the home of a hoarder, the items are typically filled with garbage and trash, not items that are overly valuable to anyone but the hoarder. As possessions start to pile up, the stress becomes too much for the structure of the building.
These piles can also block the exits, causing dangerous living conditions for other tenants. Depending on what possessions are, health hazards can be at stake. If the person is hoarding food, waste from animals or humans, chemicals, medications, flammable items, etc… dangers can increase and violate state and building codes.
Depending on the level of mess, this can lead to hefty fines.
If you suspect you have a hoarder on your hands, here are a few ways you can handle the problem.
If you experience a hoarder problem in your rental property, call A&J Property Restoration. We offer hoarder clean up services and take sanitation and the health of other tenants extremely seriously.
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