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MetiNews.Com - Rats once roamed in the disgusting property that was covered in filth with mountains of discarded items
Breaking News ! A house which was left piled with so much rubbish it attracted rats is now completely unrecognisable after being transformed into a family home. The property in Runcorn, Cheshire, had been left in a poor state, with mountains of rubbish and discarded items, while seemingly every surface had a stomach-churning layer of grime and mould. Shocking photos taken when the house was being cleared out revealed the extent of the mess inside, with filthy walls and windows and stacks of binbags filling every bit of the floor - some containing magazines over ten years old. A view of the kitchen (Image: Andrew Teebay/Liverpool Echo) A dead rat was also visible on top of the discarded fireplace, as many of the belongings bore shredding marks from where the animals had made their way through. Neighbours, who once had to tell their grandchildren not to play outside after spotting rats in the garden, eventually bought the house with plans to restore it. Grandparents Stephen Colette Dowd lived next to the rat-infested home for years and admitted at the time they had "no idea" the extent of the rubbish inside. Read More Related Articles Casual sex ban for those who don't live together in Tiers 2 and 3 under new lockdown rules Read More Related Articles Martin Lewis' tip to save £100s on heating bills in seconds Speaking previously to the ECHO, who were invited along with Merseyside House Cleaning to see how it was cleaned out, Colette said: “We didn’t know the extent of it, there was no way of knowing they were living like that. We just kept saying there’s something not right here." But now, they have transformed the - and it's completely unrecognisable. The couple have renovated the former hoarder house into a stunning family home, which now looks spotlessly clean, light and airy. Stephen and Colette Dowd inside of the newly renovated home, in Runcorn Stephen told the ECHO : "We bought this house last August and it was in a state of disrepair. "Next thing we knew there were rats running around our garden, they'd made their own home here. When we eventually got in, it had to be specially cleared out. "The damage was just unbelievable.
. "And as you can see, we've completely refurbished the whole house, with new doors, new skirting boards, every wall has been re-skimmed. "And upstairs has been completely rebuilt and there's a new bathroom with a new en suite. There's a new cloakroom downstairs.
The new, renovated home in Runcorn
"Everything, there's new radiators, new fridge and freezers - literally everything. We've had about 40 skips. "We've redone the whole garden and hopefully now the new tenants can move in this week. A nice family are moving in, hopefully they can look after it and we can all get on with our lives. "We're all made up with it."
In the living room where staff from Merseyside House Clearing were photographed stood on a pile of rubbish in a mask and suit, there is now a pristine fire place, sleek wooden floors and repainted walls. George Mensah from the company has since been to see the newly refurbished house and has described it as "an absolute palace". The pair have also fitted a contemporary kitchen adjacent to the living room, with a stylish white and grey decor throughouth. Colette said they've also built a bar outside in the garden ready for summer.
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