All posts tagged: Compulsive Hoarding

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The Susan Murphy Milano Show: Hoarders, Who Cleans Up That Mess?

The Susan Murphy Milano Show, “Time’s Up!” Thursdays at 2pm ET Listen LIVE at: Here Women Talk Compulsive hoarding (or pathological collecting) is a pattern of behavior that is characterized by the excessive acquisition and inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that would seemingly qualify as useless or without value.(Wikipedia) As the general public and television viewers are watching Hoarders, a show about compulsive hoarding, we often don’t see the underlying effects of this behavior. While A&E Network offers a list of resources for those suffering this serious condition (CLICK HERE FOR HELP), what they omit is where families can find someone to safely clean up. Our guest, Marco Micola, from Trauma Technicians will educate listeners on the aspects of hoarding that most don’t think about, especially the task of clean up and the hazards involved. What happens in the aftermath of violent crime, meth lab discovery, or moving out a hoarder?  All of these incidents require specialized cleanup of bio-hazard material, airborne pathogens, or pest infestation, something not often thought about as we read …