Level 1 has few signs of a hoarding condition. It may present itself with light amounts of clutter and/or animal waste, but there is usually no noticeable odor. Doors and stairways are accessible.
Level 2 has at least one blocked exit in the residence and at least one malfunctioning appliance or HVAC system. This level has more clutter focused in two or more rooms with narrow pathways in the home. There may also be light mildew around sink areas.
Level 3 has visible clutter outside the home including items such as indoor furniture. This level also has at least two broken appliances and light structural damage in one area of the residence. There may also be pets exceeding the regulation requirements.
Level 4 has noticeable mold and mildew throughout the building, structural damage at least six months old and swage buildup. Unusable bedrooms and rotting food present.
Level 5 includes broken walls and no electricity and/or running water. Fire hazards and rodents may also be present.