Hoarders show brings to light the seriousness of problem!
A recent article from Boston reflects the seriousness of this situation. “Town Tackles Growing Problem: Hoarding Arlington Gets Funding To Help Mentally Ill Hoarders”. Problems can escalate into illness and pests entering or living in the home. Rodents, rats, mice, cats and a host of other critters can take up home. Since it is so cluttered you might not notice them. A recent home seal Hoarders and beyond talks about this show and discusses some of the issues.
Along with issues relating to the above scenarios, just attempting to get by all the stuff can cause problems. People can knock over newspapers or things stacked and get pinned. They can fall and hurt themselves, possibly not being able to call for help.