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Old 08-25-2015, 04:46 PM   #1
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What would you do if you walked into a hoarders house that has small children?

Myself I have seen tons of places that should be condemned. I never made any calls to report them, we just passed on the jobs.

I'm asking because a contractor did this to a family in the next town over, it's been on atleast the local news, now the family is on the run. He didnt directly report them but some one he told.

My mom was a hoarder, one day we sent her to Cali to visit friend for 2 weeks. We rented 5 dumpsters and gutted her place. walls and flooring was all that was left. I think it's disgusting and wish I knew sooner.
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We had a exterior this year that I wanted to report. The cat piss was so bad you could smell it through the siding, soffit when scraping, sanding. When we replaced the door's it was all I could do not to barf..
The lady had 30 cat's 7 being males not fixed spraying over each other daily! The people living inside where coiffing hackin all day long.. I did print up a PDF that listed all the health problems caused from living in that environment and gave it to the HO..
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What would you do if you walked into a hoarders house that has small children?

Myself I have seen tons of places that should be condemned. I never made any calls to report them, we just passed on the jobs.

I'm asking because a contractor did this to a family in the next town over, it's been on atleast the local news, now the family is on the run. He didnt directly report them but some one he told.

My mom was a hoarder, one day we sent her to Cali to visit friend for 2 weeks. We rented 5 dumpsters and gutted her place. walls and flooring was all that was left. I think it's disgusting and wish I knew sooner.


I saw that house on the news - up in your area.

Reminded me of my mothers house.

13 - 40 yarders they filled when she passed

We tried addressing the issue for years. I realized it was only going to drive a wedge.



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I saw that house on the news - up in your area.

Reminded me of my mothers house.

13 - 40 yarders they filled when she passed

We tried addressing the issue for years. I realized it was only going to drive a wedge.
Exactly. Every so often we clean the place to a point. My mom doesn't hoard food trash just mostly every thing else. If we clean to much you know how that can be.
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CD, how did it go when your Mom got home? How'd she react?
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We had a exterior this year that I wanted to report. The cat piss was so bad you could smell it through the siding, soffit when scraping, sanding. When we replaced the door's it was all I could do not to barf..
The lady had 30 cat's 7 being males not fixed spraying over each other daily! The people living inside where coiffing hackin all day long.. I did print up a PDF that listed all the health problems caused from living in that environment and gave it to the HO..
A friend of mine once rented an apartment in the upper floor of a house. The landlord lived in the main floor. I seem to remember he was in the Guinness book of records for having something like 196 cats. My buddy lasted exactly one week before we had to move him back out again. The stench was incredible and so was the noise.


Edit: OMG, I just looked it up. It wasn't 196.
Jack and Donna Wright of Kingston, Ontario, made their way to the Guinness World Records for having the highest number of cats. According to the Guinness World Records, they have 689 cats.
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Just remember that people that hoard most often have some very serious mental conditions that trigger the hoarding. They really need professional help, although it can be very traumatic for them when they feel some one is prying into their personal lives. For their own good and the welfare of the people around them they should be reported to health officials so they can get the help they need. It isn't easy to do, and initially they can get very angry towards people that turn them in, but once they start to get the counselling they need they will most often be grateful that someone started them down the path of recovery. Most major cities in Ohio have a way they they can be reported anonymously. And a large quantity of animals is usually a good indicator that they need some kind of counselling. I have a relative that is facing this problem right now.
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Just remember that people that hoard most often have some very serious mental conditions that trigger the hoarding. They really need professional help, although it can be very traumatic for them when they feel some one is prying into their personal lives. For their own good and the welfare of the people around them they should be reported to health officials so they can get the help they need. It isn't easy to do, and initially they can get very angry towards people that turn them in, but once they start to get the counselling they need they will most often be grateful that someone started them down the path of recovery. Most major cities in Ohio have a way they they can be reported anonymously. And a large quantity of animals is usually a good indicator that they need some kind of counselling. I have a relative that is facing this problem right now.

In early 2013, the American Psychiatric Association published DSM-5. In it a new chapter on OCD and related disorders. In that chapter, Hoarding is a newly recognized disorder.

There are many behavioral ramifications connected with hoarding, none of them good, rational, or beneficial. I would strongly suggest a professional be brought in to assess and help find a solution for anyone with a loved one with this disorder.

BTW, the WW and I both have tendencies that we really try to keep in check. We are managing well, but still could do better. Then again, recognition is 90% of the battle.



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