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February 12, 2007

Puroclean Earns Top Standing in Influential Rankings of U.S. Franchise Opportunities

by PuroClean Editorial Team

Fort Lauderdale, Fl. – Puroclean, one of the fastest growing franchise systems in America, specializing in business-to-business property damage mitigation and restoration services, announced today it has received a number of top rankings in three of the nation’s most comprehensive and objective ratings of franchise opportunities.

Puroclean earned a top spot in Entrepreneur Magazine’s January 2007 Annual Franchise 500®, placing in its upper half and #2 in the category of “Restoration Services”. Entrepreneur considers numerous objectives, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation in its rankings, including financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. It also considers the number of years in business and length of time franchising, start-up costs, litigation, percentage of terminations and whether the company provides financing. Every company with verifiable data (audited by an independent CPA firm) receives a cumulative score.

In addition to the Entrepreneur ranking, Puroclean was also recently identified by FRANdata as one of the fastest-growing U.S. franchise concepts, ranking 53rd in the nation. FRANdata is the nation’s leading source of information and analysis on all aspects of the U.S. franchise industry, utilizing proprietary software to access data in more than 10,000 Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars (UFOCs).

Puroclean was also recently certified as a World Class Franchise™ by FranSurvey®. FranSurvey is an independent third party company that asks franchise owners their opinion about and experience with their franchise. FranSurvey contacts every franchisee within a system when gathering their data.

“We are pleased to be considered a leader in multiple categories in the franchise industry,” said Keith Gerson, President and COO of PuroSystems, Inc. “It’s an exciting time for Puroclean. We’re opening locations at phenomenal rates throughout the country, in fact Puroclean nearly doubled in size in 2006. Having high levels of franchisee satisfaction and overall profitability is what’s most satisfying. The rankings are just the icing on the cake,” said Gerson.

About Puroclean
The Puroclean concept was introduced in 2001 as a response to a need in the industry. Puroclean franchisees service a $40 billion dollar recession-proof niche industry in one of the largest customer base in the country — the insurance property claims industry. Puroclean is an emergency restoration service business providing services to insurance companies and property owners for water damage, mold, smoke, fire clean up, and trauma events. Currently, 127 Puroclean franchise units operate nationwide and in Canada. Entrepreneur magazine’s January 2007 issue ranked Puroclean in the upper half of the Top 500 Franchises in the United States. For more information, visit www.purocleanopportunity.com .