Austin Waste Management: 10 Things You Don’t Know About Hoarders

Posted: August 21, 2013 in Austin trash removal
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Ever since Hoarders became prime time entertainment, public awareness of hoarding disorder has been on the rise, but we bet you didn’t know these 10 things about hoarders:

  • Hoarding behaviors begin when a child is around 13 or 14 years old.
  • Only 15% of hoarders understand that their behavior is irrational.
  • Hoarding is a factor in 6% of all fire-related deaths.
  • Only 40% of hoarders hoard animals.
  • More than a million people in North America have been officially diagnosed as a hoarder.
  • 24% of hoarders consider themselves to be depressed most of the time.
  • 64% of hoarders feel that their clutter has affected their ability to form relationships with other people.
  • 1/3 of hoarders earn less than $15,000 a year.
  • As many as 1 in 20 people could be hoarders.
  • There are three types of animal hoarders – the overwhelmed caregiver, the rescuer hoarder and the exploiter hoarder.

Want to learn more about hoarding disorder? Find Austin waste management contractor Dirty Work on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

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