What is a 1-800 WATER DAMAGE Franchise?
Rising restoration franchise focuses on helping home and property owners get their lives back
1-800 WATER DAMAGE is one of the rising stars of the $210 billion restoration industry. With 100+ locations across the country, 1-800 WATER DAMAGE is one of the fastest-growing property restoration franchises in the nation — and it’s easy to see why. As part of BELFOR Franchise Group, 1-800 WATER DAMAGE franchise owners receive access to exceptional training and ongoing support and provide a range of recession-resistant services for residential and commercial customers. With large, protected territories, 1-800 WATER DAMAGE is a business that is designed for growth.
1-800 WATER DAMAGE allows entrepreneurs to own a business that is vitally important to their communities. When disaster strikes, 1-800 WATER DAMAGE is the brand home and property owners trust to get the job done right.
“There’s never been a better time to invest in a 1-800 WATER DAMAGE franchise,” says Tim Fagan, President of 1-800 WATER DAMAGE. “This is a recession-resistant business, and at a time when the media is constantly reporting on when the next economic downturn will be, that’s truly meaningful. Then there’s the growing need for our services. There’s hardly an area that isn’t experiencing problems with worsening storms, wildfires, droughts, floods and aging infrastructure. We exist to help homeowners in crisis, and we stand out because our commitment to going above and beyond for the homeowner is unlike anything else in the industry. In turn, we go above and beyond for our franchisees with the best training and support in the nation. We’re going to be growing for years to come.”
Water damage is on the rise
If you’re a property owner, you know that a disaster can occur at any time. In fact, Water Damage Defense reports that “14,000 people in the US experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day, and 98% of basements in the US will suffer from some type of water damage during their lifetime.”
As large as these numbers seem, they’re on the rise. The Wall Street Journal reports that “more American homes are flooding from the inside,” in a recent article titled “American Homeowners and Their Insurers Face a Flooding Crisis From Within.” The article states that one in 50 homeowners filed a claim for water damage every year from 2013 to 2017 (the most recent data available), leading to giant increases in insurance payouts.
We Restore What Matters Most™
1-800 WATER DAMAGE excels at helping homeowners when they need us most. Our 24/7 teams are available any time a disaster strikes, and we take pride in the fact that our franchise owners and their crews are the best-trained, most qualified experts in the industry. While our expertise is why our work is sought after by insurance companies, it’s our compassion and willingness to go above and beyond for our customers that truly sets us apart from the rest of the industry.
At 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, our mission is simple – provide top-quality services and the ultimate customer service experience. By starting with empathy and finishing with expertise, we allow our customers to focus on what matters most: their families, their homes, and their lives
“This is a relationship business,” Fagan says. “You have to have a servant’s heart to succeed. You’re going to see people in really dire situations and they’re going to be relying on you to help them get out of it. We can provide all the training in the world, but if you’re not in this business to make a difference, to treat people with respect and dignity, this isn’t going to be the right fit. I have customers who still send me thank-you cards 20 years later – that’s how meaningful this business is. We want to franchise with people who truly connect with our mission and want to go above and beyond. That’s why we’re successful.”
While other brands have stalled, we’re still growing
While the restoration industry is growing at a rapid pace, many other restoration brands are not. In fact, several of the biggest brands in the industry are either sold out of territories or cannot keep up with the overwhelming demand. 1-800 WATER DAMAGE is heading in the opposite direction.
1-800 WATER DAMAGE still has ample space available in our family for new owners. Because our brand is on the rise, we have territories available in prime markets throughout the country. Unlike other brands in the restoration industry, 1-800 WATER DAMAGE offers large, protected territories serving up to 350,000 people.
“The most inspiring thing about 1-800 WATER DAMAGE is we help people who’ve always had a dream of opening their own business make it happen,” says Ken Osness, Vice President of Franchise Development with BELFOR Franchise Group. “In turn, our 1-800 WATER DAMAGE owners go into homes that are severely damaged and help people through a very traumatic time. It’s incredibly meaningful work, as the services we provide allow a family to feel safe in their own homes again.”
Ready to bring 1-800 WATER DAMAGE to your community?
If you’re ready to open a restoration franchise in your community, simply fill out a form on this site and begin a conversation. We can’t wait to learn more about you!