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American Leak Detection
#363 Franchise 500| Concealed water, gas, and sewer leak-detection



Franchising Since

1984 (34 Years)

Corporate Address

888 Research Dr., #100
Palm Springs, CA 92262


Pat DeSouza

Parent Company

American Leak Detection Inc.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$76,755 - $259,550

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$29,500 - $120,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee


Financing Options

American Leak Detection has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment

Veteran Incentives

$5,000 off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support



Toll-Free Line

Online Support

Field Operations

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

National Media

Regional Advertising


Website development

On-The-Job Training:

40 hours

Classroom Training:

40 hours

Additional Training:

Annual convention

Number of Employees Required to Run:

2 - 3

American Leak Detection is ranked #363 in the Franchise 500!
When American Leak Detection was founded in 1974, the business was detecting leaks in pools, spas, and slabs in Southern California. Since then, American Leak Detection has expanded beyond Southern California, operating across the U.S. and around the world. In addition to detecting pool, spa, and slab leaks, American Leak Detection franchisees perform sewer and utility line locating; oil, gas, and natural gas leak detection; crack injection; and other related services.
Initial Investment: Low - $76,755 High - $259,550
+1.4%+3 UNITS (1 Year) +11.3%+22 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new units in the following regions/states: Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Central America, Eastern Europe, Mexico, South America, Western Europe
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 26th, 2017