North America's Best Carpet Cleaning Franchise Opportunity

Grow Your Share of a $4 Billion Industry

Every year, American homeowners install more than 10 billion square feet of new carpet — carpet that will need cleaning for decades. Since 1977, one name has stood out: Chem-Dry. Tap into this growth market with an ultra-low down payment and fixed monthly royalty fee of just $400.98. Entrepreneur Magazine has ranked Chem-Dry a top franchise system and the #1 Carpet Cleaning franchise for more than 30 years in a row. If you've ever wanted to own your own business, now is a great time to learn more about Chem-Dry

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Own a Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise

Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet cleaning franchise — and one of the most economical, multi-unit franchise opportunities you can own. With hundreds of multi-unit franchise owners throughout the United States, Chem-Dry comprises roughly 7% of businesses operating in the $5 billion carpet cleaning industry.  From corner to corner, Chem-Dry is keeping North America clean.

Why we are a top-ranked franchise to own:

  • The carpet cleaning industry has experienced historic growth, topping out at $5 billion in 2017, and expected to grow another 1-2% in 2018 
  • Chem-Dry is the nation’s largest carpet cleaning franchise
  • Nearly 3,500 franchises worldwide use our patented products, and we have a track record of 40 years of experience and success
  • Carpet cleaning is a highly-fragmented industry with tremendous growth potential, and Chem-Dry is the industry leader

What Does It Cost to Open a Chem-Dry Franchise?

Unlike some competitors, Chem-Dry franchise owners don’t have to be independently wealthy to open a new business. The total initial investment needed to open a new Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise ranges from $56,495 – $162,457, making it an easy and affordable business to start. We offer some internal financing for qualified candidates that can reduce the amount of capital you need, and we offer discounts for veterans and first responders through the VetFran system. Here is a quick breakdown of our initial investment:
Net Worth Required: $50,000
Total Investment: $56,495 - $162,457
Franchise Fee: $23,500
Business Type: FRANCHISE
Financing Assistance: AVAILABLE
Training and Support: YES

The Science Behind


Almost every aspect of the Chem-Dry process — from our patented cleaning products to the equipment we use to apply them — is based on decades of scientific research. The science of Chem-Dry is one of the biggest factors setting us apart from the competition. For 40 years, Chem-Dry has led the carpet cleaning industry with cutting-edge products and more effective cleaning processes, beginning with our Hot Carbonating Extraction process, which relies on chemistry to emulsify dirt and debris for safer, more effective removal. Science is behind everything we do, according to Chem-Dry President and CEO Dan Tarantin, and that has led directly to our consistently being ranked the top carpet cleaning franchise for the last 30 years. “We have had a history of innovation throughout all of those 30 years, and in fact the 40 we’ve been in business.  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 become and remain No. 1 for the last 30 years,” Dan says, adding that development of new products and processes continues today.

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