Street Level View
As we drive the streets in our districts we should be on the lookout for unique challenges. These include a hoarder home and the potential for a response. When driving past these homes you should be looking out for some typical cues:
- Hoarded front yards
- Large privacy fence covering back yard
- Cluttered front porches
- Blocked windows
- Overgrown shrubs, bushes or trees
- Multiple vehicles in yard that are full
These cues and clues should trigger a need for further investigation. If you suspect one or more of the above you should begin to investigate a little deeper, but how?
[caption id="attachment_543" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Aerial view of a Cluttered House
Without an invitation or a need we cannot enter your property but the eye in the sky always knows. Taking to your computer and using tools such as Google earth can let you get a bird’s eye view of the property to confirm your suspicions. Find a point of interest, address, or something to give you a reference point and view the property from overhead. This perspective will allow you to view the backyard, side yard, and potentially the windows without physically walking the property.
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