FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Some ex-owners of foreclosed homes are leaving those homes a mess.
Companies that specialize in cleaning up those properties are getting more business as a result.
NVMS in Manassas is one of the companies doing the dirty work -- so-called trash-outs. They clean up and move out what many angry residents leave behind and fix anything that's damaged. NVMS has found pets left behind and, in one case, a horse.
Homeowners can be fined if they purposely destroy the homes as they're leaving.