Cory Chalmers, a regular on the A&E hit series “Hoarders,” assists clients who hoard possessions because of a trauma-based incident or depression .Chalmers of 1-800-HOARDERS.COM and Steri-Clean, Inc. was recently interviewed by KCAL 9 news in Los Angeles, California.
Online PR News – 19-March-2013 –Cory Chalmers of 1-800-HOARDERS.COM and Steri-Clean, Inc. was recently interviewed by KCAL 9 news in Los Angeles, California. Chalmers, a regular on the A&E hit series “Hoarders,” assists clients who hoard possessions because of a trauma-based incident or depression.
Chalmers says he started his company 18 years ago after entering multiple homes while working as a paramedic and realizing a larger need to help people. He’s passionate about the psychological implications of the hoarding disorder and values the opportunity to assist clients who are looking to fill a void with possessions.
According to Chalmers, hoarding becomes a problem when you “lose functionality of your home.” He says they work with all kinds of clients, some who welcome the help with open arms and others who won’t accept it. His best advice for families dealing with hoarders who aren’t interested in the help is to create space and allow them to come to you.
Chalmers is a regularly featured expert on “Hoarders,” with his experience as a former fire Captain in Orange County, California. His knowledge of city codes, the violation process, PO's, and S.O.P.'s is key in contracting his services, and more than four-dozen cities have contracted with Steri-Clean. Additionally, he has 14 years of experience with hazardous materials and emergency management, as well as 16 years of Hoarding/Biohazard response and remediation. Chalmers is frequently asked to be a keynote speaker at conferences and seminars around the country, and he has been featured on numerous television shows covering the topic of hoarding. He is well known throughout the United States as the Hoarding industry leader.
Steri-Clean, Inc. and 1-800-HOARDERS.COM were established in 1995 to assist individuals known to be suffering from the disorder known as “hoarding.” With millions of hoarders throughout the nation, their goal is to provide assistance to these individuals in any way they can. Steri-Clean, Inc. has developed a weekly online hoarding support group that features experts in the field of hoarding, therapists, and hoarders that participate in discussions of how to help address the issue of hoarding. Steri-Clean, Inc. also developed a national database of reputable hoarding cleanup companies for those needing assistance outside their service area. Steri-Clean, Inc. sees between 15 and 20 hoarding clients per week.