PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--About one in 15 insured homes in Philadelphia has a property damage claim each year resulting from water or fire damage to the tune of $5.7 billion in direct fire and water mitigated losses incurred within the Philadelphia metro market. To address the demand, PuroClean, a leading North American property restoration company with more than 230 franchisees throughout the United States and Canada, will host events on Oct. 18 in Philadelphia, where executives and a franchise owner will discuss the need for restoration services with ambitious entrepreneurs in the region.
PuroClean Chairman & CEO Mark Davis, along with other PuroClean executives and PuroClean franchise owner Kelli Smith of Nashville, Tennessee, will host a pair of events on Oct. 18. Smith previously spent 11 years in real estate and, after searching for a more recession resistant business, made a career change and bought a PuroClean franchise in 2009. Davis will share his vision for the national restoration company and why owning a franchise in Philadelphia could be the first step along a business path with unlimited potential for personal, professional and financial growth; Smith will share her experience as a PuroClean franchise owner, why she joined the brand, and the positive impact it has had on her life while serving home and business owners whose properties have been damaged by water, mold, fire and natural disasters.
The events will be held at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel, 480 N. Gulph Road in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. The first session will take place at 10 a.m., while the second will be at 1 p.m.
Philadelphia is one of 11 new markets with high demand for restoration services PuroClean has targeted for expansion. With more than 230 units in its franchise network, PuroClean is projected to add 40 new franchise owners across the United States, growing the network to nearly 300 in 2016. PuroClean also has 32 franchises in Canada.
“When damage occurs, property owners file claims with their insurance companies, who in turn refer and pay a professional restoration company to clean up and mitigate the damage. Situations like this arise at any time, making our business constantly in demand,” Davis said. “Our PuroClean franchise owners manage a crew to do the work, spend their time marketing the business, and establish relationships with the insurance agencies that drive business to PuroClean.”
More than 50,000 water damage losses occur per day in the United States, as well as $21.6 million in daily fire damage losses. Yearly, around the country, the restoration industry is a $188+ billion industry. Davis noted that while many people associate cleanup and restoration with large-scale natural disasters, a significant share of calls for PuroClean service stems from common household and business mishaps such as overflowing washing machines, freezing, bursting or leaking pipes, mold growth, and kitchen fires. About 37 percent of American homeowners claim water damage through their insurance company. In fact, water damage claims are growing faster than any other component of homeowner’s insurance, according to the American Insurance Association.
“PuroClean is known as the ‘Paramedics of Property Damage’ for a reason,” said Steve White, president and COO of PuroClean. “Our franchise owners are the everyday heroes that help restore properties and help get people’s lives back to normal.”
PuroClean is a leading commercial and residential restoration company. Founded in 1991, the company offers fire and water cleanup, restoration services, mold mitigation, remediation, and biohazard cleanup and removal throughout the United States and Canada through its franchise network of more than 230 offices. PuroClean’s certified technicians are thoroughly screened, insured, and trained utilizing the latest in mitigation technology and procedures, while operating under a strict code of ethics. For more information, click here: Philadelphia Franchise Opportunity. Those unable to attend the Philadelphia events can Email Marcia Mead or call 215-607-3627 to schedule an appointment to learn more about the PuroClean franchise opportunity.