And you can too! 

Did you know that May 2021 is set to be both the coldest and wettest May on record? This figures, as our Restore businesses have been busy helping to dry up and clean up after many a flood in the recent weeks.

Working direct with the customer or client or with an insurer or loss adjuster, we have helped many homes and businesses back to their former, drier and cleaner state following our expert services from our franchised businesses across the UK.  In times of disaster, customers and businesses need to know who to call and our brand certainly helps to remind customers that we’ve been responding to flood disasters in the UK for over 60 years!

When the weather is drier, we still respond to many urgent disasters requiring our expert help. Some jobs can go on for days and months on end requiring many pairs of hands, for many hours.

It’s important to remember that our  franchise owners didn’t learn their professional restoration expertise from education, but from our training programme and real life experiences. That’s why our expertise are highly sought after and valued, as without us there would be many ‘total loss’ claims, resulting in higher costs and more disruption.

As such, our services dictate a higher ticket price from the customer to avoid the unthinkable.

If you have a gritty determination to get the job done and are looking to provide ‘hero’ services in exchange for a high ticket price, get in touch today to discuss our available ServiceMaster Restore franchise opportunities within your area.

0116 275 9005  


Kevin Riley is the proud owner of ServiceMaster Restore Southampton & Portsmouth. The franchise was set up almost 30 years ago, with Kevin and his wife owning it since 2006. The last 15 years have certainly learnt Kevin a lot about restoration services and he was happy to answer some quick-fire questions for us!

Q. What is the most challenging part of the business?

A. It has to be when there is a surge. This means that there is an influx of urgent jobs coming in and it’s important to get out and take care of them as soon as possible – after prioritisation of course.

Q. What are the most difficult jobs to deal with that come in? 

A. Generally fire jobs are the most difficult to clean up after because of the smoke and soot left behind after the fire. You could be cleaning it for days and weeks depending on the scale of it.

Q. What are the quickest jobs to deal with that come in? 

A. The quickest jobs are those where they are straight forward! This could be a needle pick up. Although this requires good planning and preparation to ensure it’s carried out safely and disposed of safely too.

Q. What are the longest jobs to deal with that come in? 

A. Both flood and fire jobs. These can go on for days, weeks, even months.

Q. What’s the most rewarding job to complete? 

A. Whilst it’s the hardest, fire jobs are generally the most rewarding because you can clearly see the impact made from your efforts by cleaning up the soot and smoke damage.

Q. What’s the quickest you can respond to an emergency? 

A. We have a client who is a short drive from us, as such, we can get there within the hour to start work straight away to minimise the damage.

Q. What attracted you to the business? 

A. The buzz and energy you get from providing reactive services!

Q. What attributes do you believe would a new Restoration business owner need to have?

A. A new owner would need to be a good planner, be willing and ready to go!

It’s worth noting that a Restore franchise is not for the faint hearted, but more for those with willing and a gritty determination to get things done. Whilst the work is challenging, it is rewarding and often demands a higher ticket price because of the nature of work.

If you’d like to discuss our available opportunities in the Restore network, contact our team today on 0116 275 9005 or at


A restoration franchise is a franchise in which you provide services following disaster or disrepair. The name is in the franchise! Restore.

You will restore premises back to their former state following an incident, whether flood, fire, malicious damage or something else. Some of our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Fire restoration
  • Smoke restoration
  • Flood/escape of water restoration
  • Stain removal
  • Malicious damage restoration
  • Contamination cleaning (sanitisation/disinfection)
  • Trauma restoration

All of the above services require professional help which is why a Restore business is so high in demand.

Working with both individuals and businesses, with small disasters and large scale, long term restorations, no two days will be the same. These highly valued services, demand a high ticket price for the customer, so there is opportunity to build a great business.

No experience is necessary in the sector or in running a business – full training, equipment and starter products are included as part of the franchise fee. Ongoing support is throughout!

For further information contact our franchise recruitment team to day on 0116 275 9005 to discuss available territories and future training dates


We are proud to announce that ServiceMaster Clean are shortlisted in the Franchise Direct Top 100 Franchises for 2021. 

This is no mean feat and being shortlisted to position no#9 is a real achievement from the hundred’s of franchise operations in the UK.

The awards take many things in to consideration including it’s size, growth, years established, overall revenue, as well as it’s policies regarding sustainability, the environment and accessibility for new franchise owners.

Our application included a wealth of information on the above, as well as our support system for franchise owners and our innovations we have introduced to keep up with the pace of the ever-changing market.

The Franchise Direct Top 100 serve as ‘models’ to the franchise sector, particularly those who are looking to enter it with a lower risk business model.

If you’d like more information on our ranking, or our brand, contact our franchise recruitment team today on 0116 275 9005 or at