Fort Myers, Florida (PressExposure) May 15, 2008 -- Even the U.S. Government's Disaster Recovery Department can become a victim of Mother Nature. Recent storms have flooded parts of Washington, DC and surrounding areas, including Prince George County, Maryland. The Potomac River reached flood stage on Tuesday, May 13th. While records have yet to be broken, May is already proving to be among the wettest Mays recorded in the region. Weary residents, businesses, and the federal government are mopping up and taking precautions for the next round of inclement weather.
Who does the United States Disaster Recovery Department call when they need help mopping up their own buildings? They call Dryout, Inc. The water damage claim came in through Dryout's Internet-based claim system, "Whole basement flooded with about one inch of water."
"We immediately received the claim and went to work," Dryout owner Mark Decherd said. "Our system is set up to instantly notify the closest Dryout affiliate for the promptest response possible."
Dryout is a nationwide network of professional water damage restoration experts. The company holds a Trading Partner Identification Number with the U.S. Government and is a part of the Department of Defense Central Contract Registration program.
Decherd went on to explain that the company is also a regular contractor for the Army Corps of Engineers. "While we do a great deal of water damage and mold remediation work for the government, our system works exactly the same way for commercial businesses and residents. Simply fill out a short form on the Internet and get immediate relief."
The recent claim involved a flooded basement at a Disaster Recovery Department building. "An inch of basement flooding after storms of this nature is fairly common. While not terribly dramatic compared to floodwaters sweeping through city streets, the potential for serious structural damage exists. It's critical to dry out these basements ASAP."
Decherd said that only the basement and sub-basement of a Veteran's Hospital in New Orleans were flooded after Hurricane Katrina, yet that was enough to render the entire building irreparable. "The building itself survived Katrina's wrath but it didn't have a chance against the mold that grew in the hurricane's wake." This hospital was later demolished.
This basement isn't the first flooded basement Dryout will dry out, and it won't be the last. More storms are on the way and the region remains under flood watch.
Owner Mark Decherd's vision has become reality with over 13,000 nationwide claims processed in the last two years. We have established working relationships with numerous insurance companies to help the processing of claims for water damage losses.
The Dryout network is state-of-the-art featuring our own proprietary claims processing software which is used on numerous Dryout affiliate websites. No matter where in the country a customer resides, if they need water damage service, a Dryout affiliate is ready to serve. The customer simply fills out a form detailing the nature of their claim and hit the "submit" button. The Dryout software instantly processes the claim and routes it to the local Dryout affiliate who takes over from there.
In addition to strong relationships with all of the major insurance companies, we are also an active government vendor. In fact, the Army Corp of Engineers has a credit card on file with us. The Dryout name is familiar to purchasing agents as well as large corporations and individuals. It's a name that has a solid reputation behind it.
Put Us to Work for You Dryout is ready to respond to your job - no matter where in the country you are. Our dispatchers and water damage restoration specialists are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply enter your information into our web form and our claims handling software will deliver the loss information within seconds to the local Dryout affiliate in your area. We want to restore your life back to normal, and we will do just that for you.
We have dried out everything from government buildings, hospitals, and hotels to homes, condos, apartment buildings and even cars. If it's been soaked, we've dried it out.
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