1-800 Water Damage is an exciting franchise opportunity from BELFOR - The World's Largest Property Restoration Contractor. Our Franchisees focus on Sales/Marketing and the Restorative Cleaning of Water Damage, Mold Remediation, and Carpet Cleaning.

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1-800 WATER DAMAGE Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Traditional Model Franchise

Single $173,000 (Fran Fee - $59K, Vehicle & Equipment - $106K) 350,000 pop.

Super-Pack $271,000 (Fran Fee -  $157K, Vehicle & Equipment - $114K) 1,000,000 pop.

  • Business Description: 1-800 WATER DAMAGE (Owned by BELFOR - World's Largest Property Restoration Company). Services include - (Water, Fire, Mold Remediation and Carpet Cleaning for Residential and Commercial Clients). 1-800 Water Damage is a Traditional Model Franchise 
  • Single (350,000 pop.) or Super-Pack (1,000,000 pop.) Territories.
  • Overflow Referral Work from Offices of Parent Company - BELFOR
  • Major Natural Disaster (Hurricane, etc.) Referral Opportunities
  • Most Major Insurance Company & Third Party Administrator (TPA's) Vendor Lists
  • Best Initial Training & Ongoing Support Team in the Restoration Industry
  • Employment Agency for Labor Pool (Temp Employees and Full Time Techs)
  • Over 400 Major Market Territories Still Available
  • Largest Territories in our Service industry Space (350,000 population)
  • Services cannot be "Outsourced to China" or "Dropped on your Doorstep" by Amazon
  • Large Majority of Work Paid by Insurance

Financing Options:

PLAN A: (BELFOR Franchise Group Financing)

We can finance up to $29,500 - 50% of the Franchise Fee. We can also finance $65,000 Vehicle (They will put $10,000 down)

Candidate will need to pay $39,000 for the Equipment.

Candidate will need at least $80,000 down payment to get started.

PLAN B: (Preferred Lender Financing) (150% of Needed Funds)

$150,000 Unsecured SBA - (10 Year Loan)

$100,000 Loan for Vehicle and Equipment (6 Year Loan)

Company Details

Established: 2005
First Unit Franchised: 2015 (Under Belfor)
Franchised Units: 200+
Company Owned Units:0
States Registered In: All
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By 1-800 WATER DAMAGE

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes (Up to $250,000)
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
Training: Technical and Business Training for 10 days at our Headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a 1-800 WATER DAMAGE Franchise.

What does a 1-800 WATER DAMAGE Franchise Cost?

1-800 WATER DAMAGE franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $100K,  $30K for  the franchise fee, $75K working capital
Total Investment: $209,000 - $307,000
Minimum Net Worth: $175,00-  $225,000
Franchise Fee: $59,000
Royalty: 10-7%
National Marketing Fund: 2%
Average Number of Employees: 2
Item 19 Yes
SBA Approved: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes 
Home Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: No

Vet Fran Discount of 20% off Fran Fee

$2,500  First Responder's Discount

Is 1-800 WATER DAMAGE a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. 1-800 WATER DAMAGE is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is 1-800 WATER DAMAGE a Home Based franchise?

No. 1-800 WATER DAMAGE is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do 1-800 WATER DAMAGE Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much 1-800 WATER DAMAGE franchisees make. 1-800 WATER DAMAGE offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is 1-800 WATER DAMAGE a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. 1-800 WATER DAMAGE is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does 1-800 WATER DAMAGE Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. 1-800 WATER DAMAGE franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does 1-800 WATER DAMAGE Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. 1-800 WATER DAMAGE franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is 1-800 WATER DAMAGE Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. 1-800 WATER DAMAGE franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is 1-800 WATER DAMAGE Looking for International franchisees?

No. 1-800 WATER DAMAGE franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see 1-800 WATER DAMAGE's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Home Services, Maintenance, Repair & Restoration, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


1-800 WATER DAMAGE Franchises for Sale

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