How bad has hoarding gotten in Orange County? So bad that there is now an official Orange County Task Force on Hoarding. This is an all-volunteer advisory panel that gets together once a month to deal with “residential hoarding situations that affect the health and safety of individuals in Orange County.” They recently put out a guidebook to help social service workers and residents recognize the warning signs of becoming a hoarder and how to tell the difference between an avid collector and someone who has crossed over into the hoarding zone.
Here is how they classify someone who is a hoarder. This is a person who “acquires and/or fails to discard a large number of possessions that appear to be useless or of limited value. They living spaces that can’t be used for the intended purpose due to clutter. There is significant distress or impairment in functioning caused by the hoarding.”
They also identify signs of hoarding behavior including: ” Blocked entries and exits due to the accumulation of large number of belongings (doors/windows). Narrow or limited pathways in the home due to accumulation of materials. Large piles of combustible materials such as newspapers, magazines, used food containers and rubbish. Excessive collection and storage of items in the residence, yard, vehicle that interferes with the intended use of that space. Foul odors emanating from the home. Excessive amount of companion animals. Vermin and/or insect infestations. Spoiled and/or rotting food. Accumulated human and/or animal waste. Non-working or inaccessible utilities, such as heat, running water, sewer, refrigeration.”
Does any of that sound familiar? Hopefully, you’ve just got some junk you need to get rid of and aren’t a diagnosed hoarder. The real difference comes down to that desire to toss stuff out. Just because you don’t have a truck or work crew to handle the job doesn’t mean you’re a hoarder. Enter Junk King Orange County. They have the crew and the truck that can help you clean up your house and yards. There pretty much isn’t anything that Junk King can’t haul off. Recently their list of removed junk has included, all kinds of kitchen appliances, building materials, concrete, electronics, furniture, dirt, lumber, file cabinets, hot tubs, swing sets, auto parts and scrap metal. Bottom line: If it isn’t nailed down, Junk King can haul it away.
As for pricing, Junk King OC offers the most affordable costs based strictly on how much space your junk will take up in their truck. There won’t be any extra fees or dumping charges. Your estimate is your price! How can Junk King Orange County help with your cleanup? Give them a call today to find out.