A horror house underwent a dramatic transformation after it hadn't been cleaned in years.

Photographs taken before the enormous clean up operation show every single surface, cupboard and flooring coated in thick layers of dirt and mould.

Huge amounts of rubbish had also been hoarded by the homeowner, a man in his 80s, who had let the home run to ruin after his wife died.

However, a team of six cleaners spent a total of 50 man hours scrubbing the house from top to bottom.

The floor was covered in dirt and mould

And now it is completely transformed and almost unrecognisable.

Each room of the two-bed semi-detached house in Dalton, Cumbria, was gleaming at the end of the hardwork.

All areas of the bathroom was covered in dirt, including the toilet, bathtub, sink and flooring

The operation was carried out Emma-lea Dalton and her crew of cleaners at My Kind of Clean.

They wore protective overalls and masks before entering the home and began clearing out all the rubbish, which filled two large skips.

The bathroom was unrecognisable after the deep clean

Then they had to scrub the grime and after some hours, they returned the property to its former glory.

The bathroom needed plumbing work but due to the state it was in, no one had been in there.

The kitchen was also in disrepair and the home had been degenerating for years after the death of the owner's wife.

Six cleaners worked for eight hours each to clean the semi-detached home

The 29-year-old added: "As a cleaning company we see a variety of different situations but this is definitely at the extreme end.

"It's definitely one of the worst situations I have encountered.

"My cleaners are all very professional, they rolled their sleeves up and got the job done."

The company carried out a visit before cleaning to create a "meticulous" plan, Emma-lea said.

The homeowner had stopped cleaning after his wife died

She added: "The owner had hoarded lots of things over the years, most of which was rubbish we could throw away.

"The kitchen was in disrepair and the bathroom needed plumbing work but because of the conditions no one had been in there.

"I think the place had been degenerating for some years after the death of the owner's wife.

The cleaning crew also got rid of two skips worth of rubbish

"It's very sad that it got to this point but luckily the man's friends reached out to us and asked for help, otherwise he would still be living in conditions like that."

One of the man's friends said they were "speechless" when they saw the end result.

The homeowner, who wants to remain anonymous, was also "very happy", Emma-lea added.

The washing machine and kitchen surfaces were covered in grime

The crew were also quite emotional at the end of the clean up, which was around eight hours of work for six people.

Emma-lea said: "It's very fulfilling to see the difference we made, not only to a house but also someone's life.

Huge amounts of rubbish had been hoarded by the homeowner

"Jobs like this one are about more than just cleaning.

"Hopefully others see that this kind of situation is nothing to be embarrassed about and there are ways out, they just need to ask."