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Chem-Dry is committed to eco-friendly cleaning for carpets and beyond

Chem-Dry is committed to eco-friendly cleaning for carpets and beyond

A deep clean that’s also eco-friendly.

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Chem-Dry started out in 1977 with the goal of becoming a drier, cleaner, and greener alternative to traditional carpet cleaning. In the 44 years since Chem-Dry has grown into the world’s largest carpet cleaning franchise with over 3,500 locations worldwide. The brand’s master franchisees have been establishing Chem-Dry in the global marketplace since 1987.


One of the reasons consumers choose Chem-Dry over other services is that it offers a healthier, safer carpet cleaning experience. The brand is the only carpet cleaning company that uses a unique Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process that utilizes the natural power of carbonation to release dirt and grime from deep within carpets.

Compared to traditional steam cleaning, the Chem-Dry process uses around 80 per cent less water. This means carpets dry in one to two hours instead of one to two days. Rather than harsh chemicals, the brand’s core cleaner, The Natural, is one of the purest carpet cleaning solutions available. It is non-toxic and contains no harsh soaps, detergents, phosphates, or fragrances.

Chem-Dry has a diverse range of over 50 environmentally sustainable products for everything from tile and grout to pet urine treatment.


Chem-Dry is committed to offering franchise owners a suite of services that provide flexibility and are easily scalable. The brand does this by continually adapting to the changing landscape and offering a variety of cleaning methods for every surface in the home and office. With carpet cleaning as the brand’s core service, franchise owners also offer upholstery cleaning, pet urine and odor removal, tile and grout cleaning, wood floor cleaning, and more.

Chem-Dry is a company that’s always moving forward, with an aggressive research and development team that’s constantly looking for ways to improve their products and equipment. Chem-Dry CEO Dan Tarantin attributes that ongoing research and development as the reason Chem-Dry has been consistently ranked the top carpet cleaning franchise for the past 30 years.

“From its start over 40 years ago, Chem-Dry has grown into the world’s largest carpet cleaning brand”

“We have a history of innovation, and that innovation – continually improving the production, the processes and the services that we offer our franchisees to help them stay on the leading edge of the industry – has enabled us to be fortunate to have that designation of being number one for the past 30 years,” Dan says, adding that development of new products and processes continues today.


From its start over 40 years ago, Chem-Dry has grown into the world’s largest carpet cleaning brand, with a presence in over 50 countries. With this many franchise locations open for business, Chem-Dry has perfected the training and support techniques that new franchisees need to become successful, thriving Chem-Dry owners.

From one-on-one sessions to frequent phone calls with coaches and franchise colleagues, franchise owners become a part of a network of knowledgeable and caring business owners. With an average of 17 years in the system, our franchisees are the experts when it comes to what puts Chem-Dry at the top.


Established: 1977

Number of franchised outlets: 3,500

Locations of units: 50+ countries worldwide

Investment range: Franchise fee: $50,000 to $1m or more, depending on territory and population

Startup cash: $200,000 to $800,000, depending on market size and economic conditions

Minimum net worth: $500,000 to $2m, depending on the market

Contact: / +1 616 560 8686

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