• Mud damage.
  • Stains.
  • Mold.
  • Fire damage.
  • Extreme weather.


“There’s no substitute for hands-on training in our industry.” - Ryan M., Brand Manager

In the restoration industry, flood houses are an educational tool used to provide hands-on experience for restoration professionals. Flood houses can range in size and scope, but they always involve a structure designed and certified for being flooded and then restored during technical training classes. This creates real-world property damage scenarios within a learning environment so restoration professionals gain in-depth, firsthand experience to better equip them when they’re on the job.

1-800 WATER DAMAGE Brand Manager Ryan McLaughlin recently chatted with Cleanfax to discuss the role and importance of flood houses for cleaning and restoration industry training. In the video featured on Cleanfax’s website, Cleanfax’s Editorial Director, Jeff Cross, explains that “it’s tough to get the details and the depth you need” for property damage restoration by simply “sitting in a classroom.” Ryan agrees and emphasizes, “there’s no substitute for hands-on training in our industry.” Incorporating flood houses into training creates the opportunity to practice, refine, and troubleshoot using the tools and techniques taught in training classes.

At 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, we believe in providing the highest quality of restoration work for all our customers. We equip our team to do this by training them in our own flood house, which is designed to provide comprehensive hands-on learning experiences for a variety of losses. Training all of our technicians in this manner enables them to walk onto any job and be ready to handle the full range of property damage needs they encounter.

To learn more about the value of flood houses, watch the full video from Cleanfax!