From mountains of milk bottles to jars of human waste, cleaning boss reveals his most gruesome hoarding cases (6 Pics)

Mountains of milk bottles built up at a hoarder's home

From mountains of milk bottles to hundreds of cans of spaghetti hoops, a cleaning business boss has revealed some of the worst cases of hoarding he has seen.
George Mensah, who owns The Merseyside House Clearance company, spends his working days trawling through piles weird and wonderful items collected at people's homes.
The cleaner has the ambitious task of clearing out properties that are overflowing with human waste and clutter, Liverpool Echo reports.
Jars of human faeces, bottles of urine and dead cats are just a few of the gruesome discoveries George has made over the past eight years.
George Mensah, owner of Merseyside House Clearance

He said: "Where do I start? We have found jars of human faeces, bottles of urine, a huge amount of custom-made sex toys - in one house the owner was a porn hoarder and the basement was absolutely full of bondage accessories, porn dvd’s and magazines.
“In another we found eight dead cats, all in shoe boxes.
“Then you get the general waste such as empty plastic milk bottles from floor to ceiling, cigarette butts and newspapers.
“In one house on Merseyside the amount of rubbish was so high, the lightbulb was actually resting on the pile of rubbish.
“And when we got down to the floor there were newspapers from 1987 - she had been hoarding for decades.”
George said the hoarding can't be blamed on a specific demographic, as he has turned up to £750,000 houses filled to the brim with hoarded items.
Sex toys and nail-clippings are among the grisly discoveries George has made

He added that he and his team learn a lot about the owner of the properties they clean, and some hoarders have specific collector addictions.
He said: “There is always a story behind it.
“They are not just dirty people, there is usually an underlying issue.
“When you clear a hoarder’s house, by the time you walk away from there, you know that individual.
“Because you are delving real deep down into their lives really.
"We know what they like to eat, after finding hundreds of cans of spaghetti hoops, we know what they like to read or what they do.
“There are people who just sit there and order stuff from QVC.
“We’ve seen piles of George Forman grills, microwaves, hoovers - some still in boxes.
“A lot of stuff goes to the tip, but we give a lot to charities as well.”
George launched his business eight years ago, and has been trawling through people's clutter ever since

Mostly, families of hoarders request the help of George and his team after the death of a relative, however some referrals are made through social services, the NHS and even the fire service.
George said: “One of our biggest jobs last year and I think one of the biggest hoards in the UK, was a semi-detached house which we cleaned 16 tonnes of rubbish from.
“We found three cars that the family didn’t even know he had, because the property was so overgrown and full.”
Experts from Merseyside House Clearance tackle the home of a compulsive hoarder

However some discoveries are a little more gruesome and even quite personal.
He added: “When I unlock that door, I don’t know what I am going into.
“On a number of occasions we have come across containers of urine and even congealed saliva and spit, jars of human faeces and fingernail cuttings.
“Sometimes the smell does really get to you.
“There was a house in Merseyside which we were cleaning for a man whose dad had died and when we had done, we found this loose floorboard.

“When I lifted it up there was a letter from the mistress of the man who lived there, saying that she was pregnant.
“So the son who we were cleaning the house up for actually had a brother or sister somewhere he didn’t know about.
“I put the letter back and didn’t say anything - it didn’t feel like my place.”
A lot of the clutter ends up at the tip, however some is given to charity

In May 2013 Hoarding Disorder was officially recognised as a mental disorder by the NHS.
And in 2016 the disorder actually claimed the life of two excessive hoarders from Allerton, who perished in a fire at their home, after firefighters were unable to gain entry due to the house being so full of contents.

George, who is also a forensic cleaner, said: “If you get into a car and drive recklessly it is an offence.
“But if you live in a property and you have an electric heater, next to a gas bottle surrounded by piles of newspapers, rubbish, plastics etc then you are living recklessly and that’s the dangerous side of hoarding.
“It can also be sad, especially when you are dealing with people’s houses who are still with us.
“You can’t go in like a bull in a china shop because it’s their property, so you have to respect that.
“There are obviously pros and cons but I absolutely love my job - I wouldn’t change it for anything.”
From mountains of milk bottles to jars of human waste, cleaning boss reveals his most gruesome hoarding cases (6 Pics) From mountains of milk bottles to jars of human waste, cleaning boss reveals his most gruesome hoarding cases (6 Pics) Reviewed by Your Destination on April 15, 2018 Rating: 5

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