Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise: Trends to Watch in 2013
As the cleaning industry continues to consolidate in 2013, expect to see better cleansing technologies for a broader array of surfaces, as well as more environmentally conscious solutions, as consumers demand better, greener cleaning.
Chem-Dry has worked hard to decades to stay ahead of the curve with its eco-friendly cleaning solutions and patented equipment, and the results speak for themselves. We have nearly twice as much market share as our nearest competitor in the carpet cleaning industry and we continue to grow as new carpet cleaners opt to be part of the Chem-Dry brand and established carpet cleaners convert to Chem-Dry in order to boost their business.
?There?s no question that industry trends point toward franchises as the emerging model for cleaning businesses,? says Dan Tarantin, president and CEO of Harris Research Inc., Chem-Dry?s parent company. ?The cleaning industry is extremely fragmented and a growing number of previously independent carpet cleaners are realizing that franchises offer big advantages.?
Among these are uniform, professional standards; superior products and operations; and proprietary, cutting-edge equipment.
Chem-Dry, which has the largest share of the U.S. carpet cleaning market, has solid footing in trends expected to dominate 2013:
? Green cleaning. Every year, as research details the risk of particulates and allergens to respiratory health, consumers are paying more attention to environmentally friendly cleaning standards. Chem-Dry?s primary cleaning solution, The Natural®, is green-certified, contains no phosphates or detergents and is safe and non-toxic for kids and pets. The company?s proprietary hot carbonating extraction process also uses 80% less water than steam cleaning. So it not only removes dirt exceptionally well, it allows the carpet to dry in hours instead of days. Quick drying times mean lower risk of mold and mildew growth, a common issue with steam cleaning.
? Innovation. Market demand coupled with rising fuel and maintenance costs have driven innovation. Chem-Dry recently launched a new portable system, the XTS, with all the cleaning power of its larger truck mount systems but in a more compact footprint, with lower operational and maintenance costs and at roughly half the upfront cost.
? Diversification. Builders are installing more varied surfaces in homes and offices, including hardwoods, tile and stone. ?The successful cleaning companies in the coming years will be those that can position themselves to service this broad market,? Tarantin said. Chem-Dry offers tile, stone and grout cleaning in addition to stain removal and upholstery and drapery cleaning services.
More info on owning a Chem-Dry franchise
Chem-Dry has more than 3,500 franchise units worldwide and has been named a top franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine for 25 years in a row. To learn more, visit www.chemdryfranchise.com, which features interviews with Chem-Dry owners as well as information about our cleaning process. For more, fill out this form to download a free franchise information report or give us a call at 1-877-307-8233. We look forward to talking with you!