Zoom Drain

At Zoom Drain, we are drain and sewer experts, specializing in drain repairs, cleanings, inspections, septic tank services, pump replacements and drain care products. We have been sending customer worries down the drain since 1995!

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Zoom Drain Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Top 5 Selling Points
1. Our systems help the business be simple, profitable, and scalable. This is backed by an unprecedented Item 19 that shows Franchisees averaging over $1M in sales, top location nearly $11M.
2. Niche, recession-proof, essential service - the need for our services will never go away.
3. We have an amazing franchise community that feels more like family.
4. We grow our technicians and create skilled career opportunities that pay great - not just minimum wage jobs.
5. In-house training facility at the Home Office where we regularly facilitate specialized training programs for Franchisees and Drain Techs.

Company Details

Established: 1995
First Unit Franchised: 2015
Franchised Units (As of 12/22/2023): 165
Company Owned Units: 2
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No
Registered in Non-Registered states, CA, IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, ND, SD, VA, WA & WI

Support and Training Offered By Zoom Drain

Comprehensive onboarding and training program involving virtual training, video conferencing, real-time training at the Home Office Model Center and on-site at Franchisee's shop.

Welcome Aboard & Initial Onboarding - Virtual, Video Conferencing

Perform Needs Assessment to line up Manuals and Programs delivery
Establish Schedule of Meetings - Individual Coaching and Team Meetings Review
Franchisee Operations Manual
Review Zoom Drain Franchise, LLC Org Chart
Create Master Projects List, Top Projects -
Project Management Software
Setup Office Productivity Suite Apps (Email, Online Storage, Calendar, Online Meetings, Word Processing)
Setup Phone System and Integrate Call Routing
Setup and Train on Management Information Software
Setup and Train on Technician Tablet and Phone
Review and Order Trucks and Equipment

Phase 1: Planning, Introduction to Systems - Virtual, Video Conference and/or On-Site

Create, review Mission Statement
Establish Goals for Current and Next Year
Update Project Management Software - Franchisee, Individual Update Master Project List - Demonstrate "Steps of Delegation"
Review Operations Manual - Service Techs
Review Operations Manual - Service Coordinator
Review Operations Manual - Dispatcher
Review Operations Manual - Employee/Employer
Create the initial Organizational Chart
Schedule essential Manager Meetings and Agendas
Practice the "Meeting with Me"
Review "Best Chance of Success"
Incorporate ZOOM Chart of Accounts
Integrate Accounting and Management Information Software
Create, Update Budgets
Implement ZOOM Capture Procedure for franchise fees
Review Month End Checklist
Set Financial Remote Call Schedule
Review Payroll Procedure

Phase 2: Marketing Roll Out, Staffing Systems - Virtual, Video Conferencing

Selection of Grand Opening Date
Marketing Strategy Call schedule
Review Marketing Manual
Setup Marketing Budget
Setup Marketing Allocation
Setup Marketing Calendar
Setup ZOOM Website and eMarketing Program - SEO, PPC, Social Media Review and Utilize Franchisee Marketing Checklist
Review "The Top 5 Target Customers"
Determine Marketing Projects - next 6 months
Introduce ZOOM Marketing Assets
Order Welcome Aboard Marketing Packet
Setup Hiring Software
Launch Ads for SC, DSR and Service Tech
Review Recruiting Procedures
Review Hiring Procedures
Roll out Human Resources Procedures
Review Orientation Procedures
Assign Orientation Checklists to each Team Member
Establish Salary Levels

Phase 3: Front Line Training - At Home Office Model Center

Techs Review Drain & Sewer Manual
Update Apprentice to Tech Training Checklist
Go on Ride Along/s w Service Techs
Practice Price Book
"Scavenger Hunt" Common Tasks
Practice Receiving, Invoicing Jobs on phones/tablets
Practice Management Information Software Reports, Scorecards
Office Team Overview Positions/Manuals
Review of Office Training Checklists
Side by Side with Service Coordinator (SC)
Side by Side with Dispatcher (DSR)
Practice Full Cycle of Jobs "Call to Complete" in Management Information System
Review Naming Convention
Participate in Model Center FQC/Top Projects Meeting
Update Planning Power Remote Call Schedule
Establish additional training needs and schedule on calendar.

On-Going Support
Franchisees meet with a Franchise Support Coordinator for a bi-weekly check in meeting...with a specific agenda focused on Top Projects and financial review.
Weekly Huddle, sharing Zoom Drain Empire wide stats. Also, we present System updates, announcements, acknowledgments and training on specific topics.
Monthly Lunch and Learns webinar training on different segments of our systems.
Annual Empire Event is held in one of our franchisees' home markets, and offers a tour of the local shop, in-depth training, guest speakers and a chance to spend time together.
Learning management software, a project planning app, Google drive and other appropriate apps to help franchisees stay organized, focused and productive.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Zoom Drain Franchise.

What does a Zoom Drain Franchise Cost?

Zoom Drain franchise fees for 2024:

Investment Range: $227,802 - $428,546
Minimum Net Worth: $300,000
Franchise Fee: $49,500
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2%
Item 19: Yes - 10 pages!
Average Number of Employees: 3
Semi-Absentee Ownership: Yes, requires full-time GM hire from the start
B2B & B2C
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes ($5,000 off 1st territory franchisee fee)

Is Zoom Drain a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Zoom Drain is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Zoom Drain a Home Based franchise?

No. Zoom Drain is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Zoom Drain Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Zoom Drain franchisees make. Zoom Drain offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Zoom Drain a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Zoom Drain is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Zoom Drain Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Zoom Drain franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Zoom Drain Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Zoom Drain franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Zoom Drain Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Zoom Drain franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Zoom Drain Looking for International franchisees?

No. Zoom Drain franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Zoom Drain's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Repair & Restoration, Home Services, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

50-100 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Zoom Drain Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Zoom Drain franchises for sale. We may have Zoom Drain franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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