Hoarding is a mental problem and hoarders will find it very hard to let go of there stuff. “One person’s rubbish is another’s treasure”. The problem with this can be that many hoarders won’t even throw out rubbish. This is where the filth comes in, followed by rodents, insects, foul smells, mould and extreme dust. Generally the hoarder will become very ill while living in these conditions. This is usually when a relative will find out their secret. Research shows that hoarding is on the rise and currently 2-5 % of UK residents are hoarders… that’s a potential 1.2m people in the UK.