Bathtubs full of dog poo, rooms stacked to the ceiling with trash and a mummified dog: in Australia’s worst hoarder houses
- Dead bodies and mummified pets were found in the hoarder houses of Sydney
- Cleaning companies are now specialized in cleaning up hoarder homes
- 8,000 to 18,000 houses in Sydney are owned by compulsive hamsters
Bath tubs full of cat litter and a mummified dog are among the grim discoveries made in hoarder homes when they first hit the market in decades.
The hoarding of specific cleaning companies has boomed in recent years to tackle the increasing number of deceased estates that are in urgent need of clearance before the sale.
An estimated 8,000 to 18,000 homes in Sydney are owned by compulsive hamsters realestate.com.au.
One of the most unusual finds in accommodations in Sydney is bathtubs full of animal excrement, cockroach pests and a mummified dog
One of the companies in charge is ‘Hoarder Clean-up’, managed by Chris Burgess and his sons.
They have seen some of the worst houses in Sydney, including a house in Greenwich where a corpse was found in 2018.
The body was discovered in a rolled up carpet in the house and when the house went on auction the property was flooded by curious spectators who wanted to know more about it.
The deceased estate was resold for $ 2.07 million despite the macabre discovery.
An estimated 8,000 to 18,000 homes in Sydney are owned by compulsive hamsters, according to realestate.com.au
Poo bathtubs are a common find in the Sydney hoarder houses
Burgess told realestate.com.au that they had also found a mummified dog in the drawer of a house in North Sydney and an alarming number of houses with bathtubs full of dog poo.
He said they also found another corpse – but it was probably used for academic purposes.
“We found a skeleton that they had long ago when medical students could buy it from countries like India,” he said.
Meanwhile, director Sharon Nohra of Hoarder Cleaning Team said that if things get really bad, it’s not just animal poop that they clean up.
“If there is so much waste that you cannot move, the (residents) can no longer go to the bathrooms and use bags,” she said.
A property in Parramatta was sold for more than $ 1.1 million on Saturday, despite a towering mass of wooden crates and boxes outside the house.
Another in Darlington with piles of newspapers the size of the ceiling that are offered for sale on Tuesday after a long-term cleaning of the deceased estate.
Old newspapers pile up in a house in Sydney, where the owner has collected them over the years