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Types of Hoarding

There are many types of hoarding and they all have one thing in common- the over abundance and accumulation of too much stuff.

hoarding trash - pile of trash at a hoard

Trash & Garbage (Syllogomania)

The hoarding of items that have no real or perceived value and items have no use but cause a health risk. Disposable items include, used food containers, junk mail, empty boxes, soiled clothing, etc. This hoarder has basically given up on trying to dispose of items and their home is typically in disrepair and biologically unsafe. We dispose of all trash and garbage and sanitize effected areas.
china dinner set - collectible hoarding

Collection Hoarding

It starts out as collecting something specific and before you know it every gift and item you buy for yourself is a collectible because it is part of that interest. The collection grows and takes over room and storage. Collections are hard to part with and we help find good homes for collections so they can be fully appreciated.
plastic bottles from a hoard

Recycling Hoarders

There is good intention to recycle plastic, cans and bottles but the accumulation got out of control to a point where the items can not possibly be out curbside or taken to a recycling center-there is simply too much, often rooms full. We help to collect recycling rebates for the client.
book hoarding - bunch of books

Information/Books/Periodical Hoarding (Bibliomania)

A person who is highly intelligent, a scholar or has a career that involves research and data and does not throw any of it away. If possible we donate and find interested parties to take the books and information.
stack of jeans - clothing hoarding

Shopping Hoarder

The Shopping Hoarder buys items in bulk or many items frequently because the deal is too good to pass up or they simply act on impulse. Many times the items never get opened or the boxes are opened and items are left inside because there is no place to put them.
pile of rotting food from a hoard

Food Hoarding

Food hoarders fear that they will run out of food and lose everything they have. Food is the most essential item for survival so many times it is not thrown away. The result is expired and spoiled food that must be discarded.
mangy cat from an animal hoard

Animal Hoarding

A person that acquires more animals than they can properly care for end up in an animal hoarding situation.

We’re Ready to Make Your Place the Cleanest It’s Ever Been

Many people are hesitant to call for an estimate or cleanup of a hoarding scenario because they believe the process will be stressful, lengthy, and too expensive or they are embarrassed. We work with this in mind. Our priority is to make each one of our clients as comfortable as possible. We understand your situation.

Southern California Counties Served

Los Angeles County

Phone: (310) 773-4599

Riverside County

Phone: (951) 534-5899
Phone: (760) 565-5900

San Bernardino County

Phone: (909) 332-5800

Ventura County

Phone: (805) 852-1600

Orange County

Phone: (714) 831-0088
Phone: (949) 424-6299

Santa Barbara County

Phone: (805) 852-1600

Kern County(Parts of)

Phone: (805) 852-1600

San Diego County (Parts Of)

Phone: (760) 565-5900

100% of Bio SoCal’s business is Biohazard and Hoarding Remediation as opposed to competitors and restoration companies that focus on smoke, fire, mold, and water and do very little biohazard remediation and decontamination but bid on work as “filler” without the proper training or experience.
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