1-800-Water Damage - Franchise

A trusted property restoration company serving the nation. With coast-to-coast locations, we help home and business owners return their property to its original condition while restoring what truly matters - health and safety. Previous industry related experience is not required. Franchise partners receive personalized training and hands-on experience in each skill area of their business. Our franchisee resources and support on various topics keep you on track, focused and equipped for success!

What Does a 1-800-Water Damage Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with 1-800-Water Damage, you'll need to have at least liquid capital of $100,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $165,000 - $260,000. They also offer financing as well as a discount for veterans. *


Financial requirements for this franchise:

Liquid Capital: $100,000
What does Liquid Capital mean?
Total Investment: $165,000 - $260,000
What does Total Investment mean?


Options available to franchisees:

Financing: Available
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: Yes

Franchisor Details

Facts about this franchise:

Total Units: 33
Home Office: Ann Arbor, MI
Year Founded: 2002
Franchising Since: 2005

Join the FASTEST GROWING BRAND in Property Restoration!

Operate Your Own Successful Business

Become Your Community’s Water Damage Expert

We Take Pride in Restoring What Matters Most

Our 1-800 WATER DAMAGE franchise locations offer residential and commercial customers top-quality property restoration services around the clock, 24/7. As a leader in property restoration and carpet cleaning, 1-800 WATER DAMAGE stands out thanks to our people. Our water damage recovery teams are the most dedicated and hardworking franchisees in the industry, and with unmatched corporate support and commitment, our franchise opportunities are unparalleled.

Empowering Entrepreneurs To Reach For Success

When you choose to partner with 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, you’ll receive the training and resources to clean up after water, fire, and smoke damage. In addition to providing services to improve your community and help customers get back to normal after a disaster, you’ll have a business that’s virtually recession-proof.

Our professionals provide customers with services including:

  • Water damage restoration
  • Mold remediation
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Smoke and fire cleanup
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning

At 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, we’ll supply you and your team with the training and certification necessary to quickly and safely restore commercial and residential properties. As an owner, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind knowing you have the corporate support and backing of BELFOR Franchise Group, the largest restoration company in the world.

Why Invest?

  • 1-800 WATER DAMAGE was ranked twice in Entrepreneurs magazine's Franchise 500 2019 list of Top Franchises to invest in.
  • Listed as one of Entrepreneur Magazine's "Best Franchise for any Budget & Top Franchise For Veterans"



Franchises, like most major corporations, strive to build a trustworthy relationship with their customers and the community. They do this by establishing frantegrity: the quality of being honest and morally upright. BELFOR Franchise Group believes in frantegrity and the relationships it builds with customers.


Innovative Business Model. Modest Investment. Massive Opportunity. Just Add Water!

  • World class field and classroom training at our state of the art training facility
  • Backed by BELFOR - the World's Largest Property Restoration Company
  • All vehicles, equipment, office space and insurance needs are provided
  • Ongoing Marketing support and sales assistance

The 1-800 WATER DAMAGE Franchise

1-800 WATER DAMAGE provides 24/7 Restoration Services and takes pride in restoring what matters most℠ for our customers. There are many reasons why 1-800 WATER DAMAGE is a leader in the property restoration and carpet cleaning industry. At the end of the day it really comes down to people.

Our water damage recovery team is the most dedicated and hardworking group of franchisees in the industry. With unmatched corporate support and commitment, our franchise opportunities are unparalleled.

What Our Franchisees Are Saying

"The 1-800 WATER DAMAGE brand is truly committed to supporting their franchisees. I could feel the passion of each team member I met surrounding the brand."
– Gerald C., 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of Utah County

"The strong reputation and backing of BELFOR made me very confident that joining the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE brand was the right decision. The ability to ensure the health and safety of our clients through training provided by 1-800 WATER DAMAGE experts really stood out from the competition. With the backing of BELFOR, I know I can call on the help of my colleagues if we ever get into a situation that requires further subject matter expertise."
– Jason B., 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of Western North Carolina

"The office support and expert training the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE brand offers is exceptional. As a 20 year veteran of the fire service, I did not consider myself an expert in business. I am great with people, and turning a negative situation into a positive result, but the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE home office support and learning from the best in the business is what helped me make my decision."
– Nathan D., 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of West Tampa

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We look forward to discussing if 1-800 WATER DAMAGE may be a fit for you and your next business venture!

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1-800-Water Damage has received the following awards and acknowledgements:

Franchise Gator Top 100 (2014)


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