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Business booming for 'Hoarders' star

July 25, 2012

RIVERSIDE, CA — Cory Chalmers, one of the stars of A&E''s hit show Hoarders, who started his business out of his garage 17 years ago, now services the entire state, according to The Press-Enterprise.

Crime Scene Steri-Clean, once the only sanitizer of unsavory and dangerous scenes in a non-existent industry, now numbers among 480 companies that are registered with the state, the article stated.

According to the article, Chalmers will often times do the dirty work pro bono, as saving hoarders and their relationships with family members isn''t just a job for him, but a mission.

"We''re not just a hauling company," said Chalmers.

"We''re there to help change the horrific, tragic and dangerous way they live," Chalmers added.

Chalmers, a nationally recognized expert, is often called upon to give seminars on hoarding and has plans to start a support group, the article noted.

"These people are not lazy. Almost every one of them has suffered some kind of trauma or loss," Chalmers explained.

No longer considered a start-up business, Steri-Clean is now evenly split between cleaning up blood and guts known as "biohazards" and removing the detritus of hoarders, the article added.

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