Some officials are calling the Sun City Summerlin hoarder home the worst case they have ever seen.
Kenneth Epstein had a home that was filled with so much debris that he actually slept outside because he couldn’t get into his home.
He allegedly had to go in and out of his house through a window because of the wall to wall and floor to ceiling junk he had in his home.
This past Monday city crews began cleaning out the home because the Clark County Health District as well as the Las Vegas Fire Department said that the Sun City Summerlin hoarder home created a safety hazard.
According to eight news now, Epstein seemed like an ordinary neighbor. He was a quiet and friendly man who paid his bills on time.
Although some neighbors knew something was wrong, others thought that perhaps Epstein was moving.
The mounds of debris that collected in his yard is what got the attention of city officials.
When officials entered Epstein’s home, they were surprised at what they saw. There were boxes stacked so high that they had to climb almost up to the ceiling to get over all the stacked boxes.
Penny Miles, a neighbor of the Sun City Summerlin hoarder home owned by Epstein, is quoted by 8 News Now as saying the smell was “horrible”.
Miles said that her neighbor had collected so much junk including six refrigerators full of decayed food.
Not surprisingly, the Sun City Summerlin hoarder home has been declared a health hazard
Some of the other items found in the home including dead cats, live cats, and liquefied meat in the refridgerators.
Fifteen truckloads of junk have all ready been removed from the property and there is still more to clean.
Professional help is going to be offered to Epstein and then the city will decide whether or not they will file a criminal complaint against him.
The house will have to be fumigated and then gutted before it is even habitable.
Someone that lives nearby said that they are seeing an infestation of roaches in the their home that they believe is likely coming from the Sun City Summerlin hoarder home.
Some experts say that “hoarders” actually have different brains that feed their compulsion.
If you know someone that is a compulsive hoarder, the Compulsive Hoarding and 6 Tips to Help might be of assistance.
If a situation seems out of control, you should notify local authorities to step in.