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Chem-Dry Services Are Needed During the Holidays — and Year Round

A sparkling clean home isn’t something people want every so often; they want it all the time, and that’s why Chem-Dry stays busy throughout the year

As homeowners begin planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas get-togethers, one item on the annual to-do list remains the same: get the carpets cleaned. That’s why Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owners report that the period from mid-October through New Year’s Day is one of the busiest every year.

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Even so, those same franchise owners are quick to point out that the rest of the year is far from slow. In fact, a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise is that rare business that really has no down time, thanks to products and services that are valuable to residential and commercial customers 12 months a year.

Fall, winter months mean seasonal activity

“When someone is looking at a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise, we talk about the steady stream of business,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “It’s easy to think of people, and of businesses, wanting to get their carpets in good shape for parties and guests, but there’s a lot more to talk about. Because Chem-Dry offers whole-home services, there are other ways to plug into those clients’ needs and grow the business.”

Upholstery cleaning, tile cleaning and sealing, and granite and leather renewal are add-on services that appeal to customers, along with Chem-Dry’s industry-leading PURT pet odor and stain removal line of products. What’s more, colder weather often means broken pipes, and Chem-Dry is there to help with remediation services to take care of water damage,” Doug adds.

Spring, summer months bring foot traffic and more

In the warmer months, Chem-Dry cleaning franchise techs come to the rescue just as often. Spring cleaning also means moving furniture around, clearing out the house and even selling the home for many people. That’s when Chem-Dry connects not just with homeowners, but also with real estate agents who know the value of a sparkling clean, well-staged property.

And in the summer, kids home from school, barbeques and other get-togethers mean wear and tear on carpets and other surfaces, not to mention stains from spills. Here too, Chem-Dry franchise owners say that the requests never really slow down.

“There’s no particular season for wanting good-looking floors or upholstery, or needing to take care of water damage or dealing with pet stains and odors,” Doug says. “That’s why the Chem-Dry cleaning franchise business model works so well. It’s an opportunity that is easy to get into, simple to scale up to suit the owner’s time and abilities, and one that can be easily grown just by marketing more cleaning services to the homeowners and businesses in the owners’ territory.”

Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with nearly 3,500 franchises in 51 countries, serving 10,000 homes and businesses a day. Chem-Dry has been Entrepreneur magazine’s top-rated carpet cleaning franchise for 28 straight years.  The Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction process delivers a faster-drying, deeper and more environmentally friendly clean that appeals to both home and business owners. In addition to carpet and area rugs, Chem-Dry provides tile and stone, granite countertop, leather and upholstery cleaning.

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