When 29-year-old cleaner and wastewater management expert Freddie Gillium-Webb was assigned the task of cleaning up a recently-vacated flat, he least expected to find it the most horrendous state.
The tenant who was living in a two bedroom flat in Andover, Hampshire, left behind a pool of beer cans, rotten food and a broken toilet overflowing with faeces stained toilet paper.
He had been living in the flat rent-free for months before deciding to leave on his own accord in the face of imminent eviction.
He took off with only a text message to the landlord to say he 'might have left a bit of a mess.'
Shocking photos show the entire sofa buried beneath a heap of empty cans of beer. Spiders had begun to swipe cans and lift them up in their webs.
Freddie is not new to the cleaning business but the sheer volume of mess left behind by the tenant compelled him to take pictures.
As soon as I walked through the door there were beer cans everywhere and the smell was terrible.The bathroom toilet had 'never been flushed' and instead toilet paper and excrement had seemingly been carefully piled up in a 'leaning tower of poo-sa' four feet in the air.
The kitchen was not spared.The dining chair and table had drowned in a sea of trash and rotten food and take-out boxes.
He clearly didn't use the bin at all because the kitchen was full of food waste and in the living room there were half eaten kebabs and moldy loaves of bread all over the floor. Upstairs there were bin bags full of cigarette ends and you couldn't see the floor because there were that many beer cans—I think I removed about 8,000 in total. The toilet was piled high with toilet paper and feces, it was disgusting. He'd never flushed it by the looks of it.
It took Freddie 30 hours of deep cleaning to get the two bedroom flat back to a normal, habitable state.
He had to use at least 10 bottles of bleach to get rid of the stains on the floors, walls, toilet and bathroom.
The clean-up was just never ending. After the first day it didn't even look like I'd made a difference. I think I went through about 100 big bags and ten bottles of bleach. Because I work in wastewater I don't heave or throw up very easily but cleaning that mess up I must have gagged about 20 times and was sick three times.