Fort Myers, Florida (PressExposure) August 06, 2008 -- Swollen rivers know no boundaries. When the snow begins to melt or heavy rains begin to fall, rivers flow, often with a vengeance. Along the border states, floodwaters go where gravity takes them and now, the Dryout Network is set to follow. Dryout is a US-based network of water damage restoration professionals that is rapidly expanding. Recently, Dryout extended its reach across the northern border into Canada.
"We're excited to be able to offer assistance to Canadians," Mark Decherd, president of Dryout Inc. said. "We have the infrastructure in place to rapidly dispatch a water damage professional no matter where flood damage occurs in the United States and are poised to do the same in Canada."
Flood weary Americans and US homeowners suffering from plumbing mishaps have long relied on the Dryout Network for water damage restoration, mold remediation, emergency water extraction, and related services. An innovative Internet claims form instantly routes the customer's claim to a local Dryout affiliate who then handles the entire job. This system ensures prompt, emergency service at the local level. Meanwhile, all Dryout affiliates are bound to provide quality service and conform to the standards of excellence that Dryout has built its reputation upon.
Canada is no stranger to flood disasters. According to the Geological Survey of Canada, between 1900 and 1997, nearly 170 flood disasters occurred in the 12 provinces and territories of Canada. These are but a fraction of the flood events recorded and represent those of disastrous proportions. In Canada, over 65% of disastrous floods result from snowmelt and storms. In the Maritime provinces, hurricanes pose a significant risk of flooding.
However, while flood disasters are dramatic and catastrophic, minor flooding such as from burst pipes or toppled water heaters, also cause a great deal of water damage. It only takes about an inch of water to require professional water extraction and restoration services.
"This expansion into Canada," Decherd added, "is a major milestone for us. We are ready to serve."