Hoarding situations can be highly sensitive and, in some cases, present a potential danger or hazard to personal health and safety. In this case, the client had been hoarding for over 20 years. They had been red-tagged by the city code enforcement and fire department, and Alliance Environmental was brought in to clean out the 2-bedroom, 1 bath home. Two years later, the city came back to re-inspect the property and it was red-tagged again. When Alliance Environmental returned, the homeowners warned the technicians that there was a chance of live snakes in the home. After 8 days, the red tag was lifted and the family was allowed back in their home, though the city will conduct several inspections over the coming months to ensure the repairs are taken care of.