Companies see boost in business after heavy rains - CBS46 News

Companies see boost in business after heavy rains

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

After several days of heavy rain around metro Atlanta, many people were relieved to see the sun break through on Monday.

Tree removal services, flooding restoration companies and roof repair experts spent the holiday weekend answering customer calls.  One flood repair company said 2013 has already been a year unlike any other for them, and there's still six months to go.

"I would say this year is considerably busier than any year we've had in the past, and I would say it's due to the amount of rain we've had," said Tom DiGregorio, founder and owner of AquarGuard. "We're one of these companies that appreciate and love the rain."

Fellow business owner Andrew Atchison echoed the same feelings, though for a different reason. His indoor playgrounds in Cobb and Fulton counties saw a 25 percent spike in business during the recent days of heavy rain.

"When the weather's perfect, (parents) have options," said Atchison, founder and owner of Monkey Joe's. "They can go to the beach, they can go to the pool, the playground, go play in the yard. When it's raining, the kids are going to be running all over the inside of the house, mom and dad want to get them to exercise, this is where they come."

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