Firefighters are true heroes, risking their lives to put out fires that threaten people and their property. But no matter how fast they arrive on the scene, sometimes they can’t prevent the damage done to a home or business. After the firetrucks pull away, property owners are left with a myriad of issues including removing water and assessing water damage, cleaning up soot and debris, and eliminating the odor of smoke out of their home. If these issues aren’t handled properly, they can cause more problems down the road.

That’s where the fire restoration professionals come in. They clean and restore property as well as personal belongings that have been damaged by water, smoke, or flames. If you are thinking about investing in a fire restoration franchise, here are six reasons why it’s a sensible investment.

  1. There’s been an increase in residential fires. According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) local fire departments responded to an estimated 1.4 million fires in the United States in 2020, an average of one every 23 seconds. This is an 8% increase in the total number of fires in 2019. Property damage was estimated at $21.9 billion in 2020, more than 1.5 times as high as in 2019. Over 25% of those fires were home structure fires. Experts believe that’s a result of more people staying home during the day during the first year of the COVID pandemic, a trend that will continue as the number of people working from home remains high.
  2. Stronger and more frequent natural disasters are on the rise. Climate change has led to an increase in natural disasters including stronger and more frequent tropical storms and hurricanes as well as bigger wildfires. This not only means more potential customers but also more general awareness of the disaster restoration industry and how we can help victims of tragedy.
  3. The fire and water industry is considered essential and recession-resistant. When the pandemic shut down non-essential businesses, restoration companies were deemed essential and kept operating. Restoration services can’t be put off until the economy or a homeowner’s personal finances improve.
  4. These services aren’t DIY. Homeowners know this difficult job requires a professional. Fire damage franchise workers have the equipment and the know-how to remove water from a fire scene before it causes mold and mildew. Specialists like those at AdvantaClean can eliminate the lingering smell of smoke from your home and help clean and preserve treasured possessions that have been damaged by fire.
  5. Fire and water restoration franchises are profitable. At the most recent State of the Restoration Industry Event, Phillip Rosebrook, a restoration industry consultant, spoke about how restoration franchises are good investments, saying, “If we run our companies effectively, we will have good profit margins.”
  6. It’s a way to make money by helping others. Since the start of the pandemic, many people have reevaluated their priorities and begun to look for ways to help others. The restoration industry provides that opportunity. By the nature of their business, fire restoration franchises offer compassion and support for people who’ve suffered catastrophic losses.

Investing in a Fire Restoration Franchise

If you are thinking about entering the restoration industry, you may want to consider franchising with AdvantaClean, a proven brand with 25 years of experience. Our business model provides a strong support structure for franchisees to give them every chance to make their businesses a success. This support includes our robust training program. You’ll learn everything you need to know about how to run a fire and water restoration franchise. We even have an on-site training center, where we can simulate potential disaster situations so you can learn how to respond to them.

Once your franchise is up and running, our central call center handles calls from potential customers, setting appointments so you can concentrate on doing the work.

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