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Just wondering if some of the old hands on here can upload a few pics of the worst damages or dirtiest properties you have ever worked on?
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Wish I could find the pics it was about 5 years ago a national sent me to do an initial secure on a property. Arrived to find a burned out shell of a house windows blown out, doors gone, interior stairs and parts of second floor collapsed. Call the company and inform them of situation they wanted me to bid boarding it up. I said ok but it will not be to HUD specs as I was not putting myself or anyone on my crew inside I would have to use screws from the outside. I get hold on a second...................Response: Nope has to be to hud specs can't compromise the frame of the windows and doors Told them get someone else!
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I've got old external hard drives on the shelf with nothing but photos dating back a dozen years. I wouldn't know where to begin.
The suicide with the gentleman that went to the store, bought an Eagles cd, a loaf of bread, baloney and cheese and a bottle of JD, went home, ate a sandwhich, sat in his recliner and put a 38 in his mouth while listening to "I can't tell you why". Beside the cleanup, it's a smell you never forget.
The young woman who died in her locked bathroom from a prescription overdose with her pitbull and 8 pups. She lay dead for 4 1/2 days while the dogs ate her face and upper body.
On a lighter note, a trashout on a 10 acre farm in January. -13 below and 25 mph winds. 145 cyds of trash and debris frozen to and in the ground. We took skid steers and scraped the topsoil to remove everything, dumping trash with ice and frozen dirt into 30 yd dumpsters.
I think after the first 20 or so 100+ cyd trashouts, they all start to blur together.
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I stopped doing all Trauma/Suicide cleanups. To damn depressing. Some still bother me
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I stopped doing all Trauma/Suicide cleanups. To damn depressing. Some still bother me
Never have done any of those myself. Been to plenty of calls where we packaged the bodies up back in my EMS days, but have no desire to clean up after one of those!

Iíve already told you more than I know.
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We used to do quite a bit of them. Never advertised but they paid pretty well.
Evictions are similar in that not everyone is able to do them. Setting a Christmas tree and toys out on the sidewalk 2 days before Christmas in front of a pair of little kids in the blowing rain, while animal control loads their dog up for a trip to the pound. Watching a single mom in tears, proposition the tow truck driver in order to keep him from taking her broken down minivan away. Even guys that told me they could take just about anything told me they wouldn't be on anymore eviction crews. It take a very special type of person.
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I came across a porch that was full of used adult diapers sitting in the August sun. The smell hit me as soon as I got out of the truck. I nearly threw up in my respirator just going near the house.
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I did a couple evictions in my early days. quickly decided it wasn't my cup of tea.

Opened an ice chect one time where someone had put a dead dog inside and it had liquified. I had to re-swallow my breakfast.

Found two dogs that had been left in a room by their in prison owner. The dogs had chewed through the sheetrock around the dryer vent, couldn't quite chew through the brick exterior. Starved to death looking out through the hole to freedom. Horrible smell. (half a 25lb bag of dog food in the kitchen)

House where people never took the trash out. Just piled it up in bags in the various rooms. When we got there the fridge was already duct taped shut. chicken bones all over the place, old food cans, empty food containers scattered all over. But the worst was the pile of human excrement in the master bedroom. I thought we were going to find a body. Horrible stench.

Then the worst was the house that people used as a toilet. Close to the interstate. Transients and homeless people were using multiple 5 gal buckets sitting in the floors in just about every room. They were using buckets because the tub was FULL. I told them there wasn't enough money. (I told them I knew a guy that liked to see fire trucks respond to fires...$50 bucks...no questions asked. lol)

And then there are the too many to remember houses taken over by mold.
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