KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3)
"Hoarders" -- it's a popular television show, but experts say the act of hoarding is growing, especially in the Midwest.
The host of the show "Hoarders" is in Kalamazoo this week training people to deal with these situations.
On the show we see stories of people with more than 2,000 rats living in their homes or every room filled to the ceiling with garbage.
It can seem extreme, but many people are living with their own hoarding situations.
Matt Paxton is the host of the show. He travels the country teaching both cleaning professionals and mental health leaders about the disorder and how to help people. This week he's in Kalamazoo Michigan. He tells us hoarding is more prevalent in this area because people tend to live in their homes longer and inherit family homes.
15 million people in the U.S. are affected by hoarding, which is now a classified disorder with the American Psychiatric Association.
Paxton tells us hoarding usually begins after a traumatic life event.
Bio Clean Services provides hoarding cleanup services in Kalamazoo, MI and surrounding areas. We are experts in biohazazd cleanup caused by hoarding, gross filth and other unsanitary conditions.
Hoarding is a huge problem in many cities throughout the country and almost every hoarding cleanup job requires trained individuals to clean up and restore these areas to a safe, habitable condition.
Bio Clean Services is certified in biohazard cleanup and removal. We maintain all of the necessary permits to properly dispose of the biohazard materials and are able to help homeowners return their properties to a safe condition fast. We never suggest that untrained individuals or family members attempt to clean a hoarding scene. These scenes contain so many unknown hazards that without experienced professional help from companies like Bio Clean Services, you are exposing yourself to dangerous, if not life threatening disease or other health compromising biohazards.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a hoarding situation contact us and get help immediately. We have trained technicians available to access your needs and begin cleanup.