Signs That Someone You Know is a Hoarder

flood trash Project X Restoration DenverToday, Project X Restoration in Denver wants to share the signs that someone you know is a hoarder. Most people have days when their house is cluttered or messy, but for a hoarder, it’s not just an occasional problem but a deep psychological issue that interferes with their day-to-day lives. For these people, intervention may be necessary and professionals brought in to assist with a hoarding cleanup.

Hoarders Defined

If someone you know is a hoarder, they will typically have a hard time getting rid of items with no value. They might keep newspapers, magazines, broken appliances, and garbage. And it’s not just that they keep these items but that the amount they keep starts to interfere with their daily lives, creating problems with their family, friends, and relationships. It can also lead to financial and even legal problems for those who suffer from hoarding.

If you or someone you know needs help cleaning up a hoarder’s home, contact us here at Project X Restoration. We are experienced, understanding and ready to help.

Warning Signs

Not every hoarder has the same issues and not every messy person is a hoarder. Here are a few of the warning signs:

  • Inability to throw away stuff, particularly items with no value. Hoarders often cannot be convinced that they need to throw stuff away or clean. Often discussing the problem can make them defensive and emotional.
  • Throwing stuff away causes high anxiety. When items are discarded, it can cause a high level of anxiety. Hoarding shares a number of characteristics with obsessive-compulsive disorders.
  • Denial there is a problem. Hoarders often have difficulty recognizing that their living conditions are creating trouble. They see themselves as “collectors”.
  • Hoarders exhibit obsessive actions and thoughts. Hoarders often fear not having an item in the future. They worry about throwing out items accidentally. They may even go through the garbage to ensure that nothing they want has been put there.
  • Hoarders often compulsively purchase items. Hoarders frequently purchase more than they planned. They often have purchased items that remain unopened and they will take free items regardless of whether they really need them.
  • Parts of the home become unusable. Sometimes rooms in a hoarders home cannot be used. There are sometimes pathways that are lined with stuff or stuff is piled very high in rooms.
  • Often a hoarders home is unhealthy. Hoarder homes are often unsanitary. Dishes and laundry are unwashed for very long periods. Sometimes sinks, bathrooms, and other areas become unusable.
  • Have a collection of pets. Often hoarders have a number of pets who are not properly cared for. These pets often contribute to unsanitary and unhealthy living conditions of the home.
  • A hoarder’s home affects daily activities. Hoarders often lose important items. They are chronically late and frequently have trouble getting through their days because they are surrounded by stuff.

Here at Project X Restoration in Denver, our team can help with hoarding cleanup. We are discreet, respectful and able to assist in with emptying the home, cleaning and restoring it to livable conditions. If someone you know is a hoarder, please contact us for information.

Why Hire Crime Scene Cleanup Professionals

Why hire crime scene cleanup professionals? Here at Project X Restoration in Denver, we know that when there is a tragic accident, violent crime, or suicide, some people don’t fully realize how traumatic such an event can be and fewer understand that cleanup, particularly blood cleanup, is best left to specialists. One of the most important and obvious reasons to use a certified service is to help minimize trauma.

However, there are numerous other reasons why you should consider hiring crime scene cleanup professionals. Let’s take a look.


Particularly when there is blood to clean up, safety becomes a prominent issue that may not be foremost in people’s minds. Cleaning up blood has the potential for exposing a person to bloodborne pathogens such as Hepatitis, MRSA, HIV/AIDS, and more. A professional can ensure that you and your family are not exposed to diseases and they can make sure that the cleanup is thorough and effective.

Protect Your Property Value

Professional crime scene cleanup technicians can make sure that the blood is cleaned up in such a way that your property damage (such as damage to your home, vehicle, or business) is minimized and your property’s value is preserved as much as possible. Professionals are trained, certified, equipped, and have experience in cleaning up blood. The thoroughness of the cleanup will ensure that there are no further issues by ensuring that all bacteria, viruses, and fungi are eliminated properly.

If you need a professional crime scene cleanup service, please contact us here at Project X Restoration in Denver. We’re here to provide a discreet and thorough restoration.

Limit Psychological Trauma

While people might be able to comprehend that cleaning involves a lot of blood and fluids, there is no way to truly understand how traumatic it can be to clean it up – especially if the deceased is a loved one or someone they knew. Having professionals clean up can avoid unexpected psychological consequences, leaving as little as possible behind to minimize reminders of the event.

Legal Issues

If there is a crime or suspected crime, involving the police is a must. Using specialists for cleanup after will ensure that proper protocols are used. Crime scene cleanup professionals are familiar with preserving the integrity of a crime scene and adhering to any legal issues to ensure that all concerns are appropriately addressed and handled.

Save Money and Time

Cleaning up blood appropriately can be incredibly time consuming, requiring specific tools and supplies. Plus, when tragedy strikes, there are a number of other important details that will require your attention. A professional service can make sure the work is done quickly, saving you time and money, while allowing you to attend to more important matters and alleviate concerns about whether the area was properly disinfected and sanitized.

Why hire crime scene cleanup professionals? To save yourself and your family from any additional trauma and health issues. Here at Project X Restoration in Denver, we can take care of the cleanup after a suicide, violent crime, or accident. Our services are fast, efficient, thorough, and customer oriented. Let us help you through this difficult time.