We are widely known as the Original Leak Specialists. Since 1974, our network of franchisees has detected nearly 5 million leaks, saving home and business owners billions of dollars in costly repairs. Just as we offer an incomparable service to our customers, we offer an incomparable opportunity for our franchisees to grow and thrive in a fresh and dynamic industry, backed by a successful and seasoned company.
The American Leak Detection Proven System
Doing It Right
Accurate leak detection requires a combination of two things: specially trained experts and quality equipment. American Leak Detection has taken its job a step further by implementing its own proprietary methods and technology to ensure the most non-invasive leak detection possible.
Brand Name Recognition
By implementing our proven system year after year, we have become the most recognized name in leak detection. That means you would be starting out on day one as the most sought-after and trusted name in leak detection, backed by a well-known logo, quality brand attributes and a reputation for dependable service. In other words, the people you would need to know already know American Leak Detection. These include:
- Professional referral sources
- Insurance adjusters
- Restoration companies
- Building and property owners / managers
We have laid the groundwork and made it very simple for franchisees to come in, benefit from what we have already created, and start their own, fully functional business.
Building on a Rising Market Demand
Constantly Aging Infrastructures
Each day, billions of gallons of clean, treatable drinking water is wasted throughout the world due to crumbling infrastructure. In the U.S. alone, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that over the next 20 years, $400 billion will be needed to repair, replace and upgrade America’s water systems. The picture is clear - the nation’s freshwater supplies can no longer quench its thirst. American Leak Detection’s products and services capitalize on this demand and offer solutions for residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets.
Leaks Can’t Wait
Leak damage leads to much bigger, more expensive repairs, which property owners want to avoid at all costs. No matter what the economy is doing, chances are, if a home or business is leaking, the owner will have it fixed.
No Experience Needed
We are often asked if franchisees are required to have a background in plumbing or pipe work. The answer is, no. While knowledge of the fields may serve as an advantage, it is by no means necessary. Our comprehensive, six-week training program will teach you everything you need to know, including:
- Training on our proprietary equipment in a variety of residential and commercial settings
- Marketing and business management tools and techniques
- Navigation through our all-encompassing operations manual
First-class Marketing System
Since 1974, we have learned to leverage our relationships to develop a marketing program that makes it cost-effective to advertise. We have sought multiple avenues in traditional and non-traditional marketing to effectively inform and attract our clientele when they need our services. Above all, with all of our marketing efforts, we have made a very conscious effort to maintain our brand standards. You will be provided with a variety of creative and sophisticated marketing materials to both utilize and disperse wherever you go. These include:
- Marketing team to help design and customize ads
- State-of-the-art website with lead generation feature
- Turn-key press release tool
- Turn-key direct mail programs
- Full complement of marketing collateral
Consumer-Targeted Direct Mail Programs
We are constantly creating awareness campaigns to expose our brand and services to potential customers. These awareness campaigns are targeted at a variety of audiences, oftentimes neighborhoods and other areas that are specially sought out through our lead generation program.
A large portion of our business is the result of referral marketing. In already established regions, we are well known by the people who need our services most. These include insurance adjusters, restoration companies, property owners, and municipalities. We also make use of professional resource services. In new territories, we can help you establish these relationships. You’ll also discover how powerful word of mouth can be between neighbors and other companies who have been impressed with the specialized and valuable services we provide.
Supporting Your Success
Always remember that although you own your own business, you are backed by a huge network of people who own that same business and experience the same day-to-day concerns you do. Our sophisticated system of support reflects our maturity in franchise operations. Here are a few of the support systems that will be available to you:
24-Hour Access to our Intranet
Our Intranet provides an open, question/answer forum where you can ask your peers for a solution or advice on any aspect of leak detection operations.
ALU (American Leak University)
We understand it is hard to retain everything you learned in your initial training. That is why ALU is here to offer refresher courses in everything from day-to-day operations, to marketing, to relationship development with local contractors. Of course, this is all offered at ZERO charge to you, the franchisee.
You Are Surrounded
From your fellow ALD franchisee in the next city or state to the ALD headquarters in Palm Springs, California, someone will always be available to talk with you and answer any questions you might have. Think of it as a safety net that most business owners can only dream of.
Not only do we keep you informed through our Intranet site, we also publish a quarterly newsletter that provides you with in-depth articles about issues relating to you and the American Leak Detection system.
Once a year we bring our franchisees from around the world together for four days of peer-to-peer networking, technical training, and meetings with business and industry experts. Following this event, franchise owners go back to their businesses with renewed passion and energy, and new tools to increase their success.