Bulbous perennials…also known as daffodils, aren’t the only things that pop-up in the Spring.
Severe weather season starts ramping up in April.
Severe thunderstorms can bring with them, tornadoes, damaging hail, flash floods, and lightning strikes. Damage can easily run into the billions of dollars in hard-hit communities.
We’ve all seen pictures of flattened towns…severe damage done by mile-wide tornadoes…and massive hurricanes. The pain and suffering is huge. Entire families are affected.
Once the dust settles, a massive amount of cleanup and restoration must take place. But, who does it?
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Severe Weather Season: Franchises That Help Cleanup And Restore
Numerous franchise businesses (and independent businesses) specialize in disaster cleanup and restoration. They’re on call 24/7.
A few of my clients have purchased franchises that help cleanup and restore…it’s big business.
From Paul Davis Restoration:
“When a residential or commercial property owner faces a catastrophe caused by fire, water, mold, storms or other forms of property damage, it’s Paul Davis Emergency Services which will quickly and professionally respond to restore calm to a chaotic situation. These rapid response mitigation services include emergency board-up, water and fire damage clean-up, and mold removal. Typically, these services will be paid for by the property owner’s insurance policy.”
Damage from water, whether it came from a flash flood or it happened internally, (a blown water heater) has become a highly-specialized part of the restoration business.
Here’s what SERVPRO® uses-and does:
- Moisture detectors, hygrometers and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
- Infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
- Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water.
- Truck mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.
A Franchise Opportunity For You?
The restoration business is highly competitive.
There are franchise businesses and independent businesses vying for a piece of the pie…and it’s a large pie. Especially during severe weather season.
Franchisees of a business like this need to be good at new business development.
If you’re thinking of getting into the restoration franchise business, there’s one thing that you must have to be successful. If you don’t have what I’m about to share with you, it’s going to be tough to compete…and to make money.
You need to have an established local business network.
Connections matter in this business. You’ll be calling on fire departments, police departments. You’ll be dealing with insurance agents…some of them will be located in your local area. You’ll’ take them to lunch. You’ll do a lot of schmoozing… a lot of things to make sure you’re top of mind when a disaster strikes. Little disasters. Big disasters.
Your job is to get people’s lives back to normal.
You’ll have to have a certain amount of empathy. You’ll need to care.
It can’t be faked.
Could a franchise business in this sector be worth a look?
Have you ever been in a natural disaster? A tornado, a hurricane, or a flood?
Please share your story in the comment section right underneath the infographic.