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What Is Hoarding?

Hoarding is the excessive collecting of personal items, trash, food, etc. and without being able to remove anything from their living space. Eventually, a hoarder surrounds themselves with clutter, leaving narrow pathways to walk through. Today, many people in our society today know someone or themselves are hoarders.

We recognize that hoarding can be the result of a psychological disorder. Hoarding is not due to poor organization or laziness, it is a complex anxiety disorder that makes it difficult for a person to discard or part with possessions, regardless of actual value. They don't realize that the dangers hoarding can pose to their health, their home being susceptible to fire damage, and the other safety risks. Hoarders may feel the item will be useful one day or feel sentimental about it.

The Different Types of Hoarding Behaviors

  • Animal Hoarding
  • Bibliomania (hoarding of books)
  • Collectors
  • Larder hoarding (hoarding of food)
  • Over-sentimental hoarders
  • Recyclers
  • Shopaholics
  • Syllogomania (hoarding of trash or garbage)
Note: Read Inside The Brain Of Hoarders by Time Magazine

Many have dealt with this problem their entire lives, and often only after other family members become involved, is the issue addressed. By contacting us about your hoarding problem, you can rest assure we'll handle the situation with a professional and empathetic approach to removing the clutter.

Using a professional and understanding approach To Remove Hoarding

Cleaning the home of a hoarder is a difficult task that requires effective planning, detailed execution, and the right equipment. ServiceMaster by Singer provides this and several helpful services to clean hoarding including:

In many cases, due to the level of contamination in a hoarding environment, our highly trained technicians must utilize protective gear to avoid infection. Not only does a hoarding situation require experts who can navigate the issues, but also people who treat each client with compassion and respect. Contact us or call 1-855-574-6437 to learn more about how we can help resolve the hoarding issue you're facing.


  • The associate (Bryan) that handled my disaster was very knowledgeable, prompt, treated my house with respect, and worked with my schedule. This company is one I was glad my insurance company worked with. If I ever have to use a company again, I'll make sure it's this one.

    Courtney Chiveral - Middle River, MD 21220
  • What I liked about your company was that you didn't just come in here and rip up my carpet and go, you made sure I was happy with the work performed.
    E.F. - Rosedale, MD 21237
  • The promptness! Being on the job when they say they'll be there, the workers were very polite and informative through out the process, and easy to understand and get along with. I would say a remarkable job and well done. Many thanks for good workers who are really needed.
    N.G. - Annapolis, MD 21401
Fred, Linda and Bryan were fantastic!
C.P. - Towson, MD 21286
The associate explained everything they were going to in detail in a language that I could understand. They were on time.
Belenda Weldon - Baltimore, MD 21230
The crew was professional, very helpful and knowledgeable. They address all my questions in a caring and professional manner.
P.L. - Baltimore, MD 21231

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