Several people weighed in on last week's Photo Contest. For those who didn't see the original post, here's the photo: [caption id="attachment_1015" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Hairy it is. But what is it?"][/caption] Guesses generally included pet hair, but it's not a couch, or a rug, or a vent. This is the bathroom sink. That's how filthy this house was. I have included a few other shots of this house. As I had mentioned before, Nat Geo channel sent a crew out to film us for their program "Taboo." They're doing a special on "jobs that nobody in their right mind would want to do," according to a phone call I received from their production company. They had done a search for "garbage and hoarder house cleanup," which brought them to our website. "The nastier, the better," they said. "If you have some kind of feces, that'd be the best." Oh, you want feces? I can give you feces, I said. Then I sent them this pic: [caption id="attachment_1016" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="It's among the worst I've seen."][/caption] Minutes later, the producers responded with a single word: "YES!!!" A week later, a film crew was on site, watching how DuAll tackles a job like this. [caption id="attachment_1017" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Dave, Craig, and Abigail braved the foul conditions of this house to see DuAll in action."][/caption] The crew was disgusted by the task at hand, but we really didn't mind. This was not the filthiest house we've worked, not by a long shot. Still, this wasn't a Better Homes and Gardens photo shoot. It would require a fair amount of dirty work. [caption id="attachment_1018" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Master bedroom."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1019" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="A little cat poop to spice up the laundry room."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1020" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Buckets of poo."][/caption] When you do a house like this, there is always more than meets the eye. Even though we do an initial inspection before starting work, we can't explore everything. In the above photo, for example, we did not know that all these buckets and bags would be full of cat feces. [caption id="attachment_1021" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Time to do the dishes, perhaps?"][/caption] Sure, this sink looks nasty. These dishes have likely been sitting here, undisturbed, for months. And that's the problem. Once you start moving stagnant water like this, the odor is released, and it goes from being a fairly stinky, dirty sink full of dishes to a rank burst of fetidness unknown this side of the sewage treatment plant. [caption id="attachment_1022" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="A little accumulated dog hair in the bedroom."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1023" align="aligncenter" width="483" caption="The film crew observes as Mirsad shows his stuff in the bathroom."][/caption] Now you wouldn't know that this house looked like this. I'll head over there today to get some "after" pics, to show you how we can turn a garbage house into a nice little starter home in just one day.      

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