What to Look For In a Carpet Cleaning Business For Sale
Chem-Dry offers big advantage in cost, return and scalability
So you?re a budding entrepreneur. You?re young, hungry, maybe fresh out of military service, trying to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life. A corporate gig isn?t your style; you might as well wear a straitjacket. You like the idea of going into business for yourself. Where do you look?
Franchise businesses, with their proven systems and support, are great for new entrepreneurs, and carpet cleaning franchises benefit from low investment costs, potential high rates of return and consistent market demand that resists economic valleys. Carpet makes up nearly half of all floor coverings in the United States, where home and business owners install an estimated 14 billion square feet of new carpet every year.
There?s a bunch of carpet cleaning franchises out there. What?s the best? How can you tell? A few things to consider:
Method: The most common carpet cleaning method is steam cleaning, which involves soaking a carpet with gallons of hot water and sucking it back up with a high-pressure vacuum. The method cleans OK, but the suction can damage the carpet, and the volume of water means the carpet takes days to dry, raising the risk of mold, mildew and allergens. There?s a better way: Chem-Dry uses a patented hot water carbonation method that requires a fifth of the water steam cleaners use and dries in a few hours, resulting in a drier, cleaner carpet. We use hot carbonated water on other surfaces, too.
System strength: Is the franchise system solid? Is it growing? Has it been around long enough to perfect its practices, both at headquarters and at the unit level? Are its cleaning solutions and equipment patented? How many franchisees are there, and how well do they do? Chem-Dry was founded in 1977 and has grown into the world?s largest carpet cleaning franchise company, with more than 3,500 locations in 47 countries and a market share of 7 percent, tops among carpet cleaning franchises. We?re expanding both in number of units, especially east of the Mississippi in the United States, and in the types of surfaces we clean.
Scalability: Here?s what really makes us a great choice for a beginning entrepreneur: low cost, high ROI, almost limitless growth potential. You can buy a Chem-Dry franchise for as little as $9,995 down and $41,545 total. We dare you to find a more affordable franchise with as much earning potential ? the average owner revenue in our system last year was a cool $246,718. That?s the average. Our top third averaged $404,080. And many of our franchisees are doing well enough to expand.
Sound like a good business proposition to you? Chem-Dry is looking for smart, driven entrepreneurs to help build out a franchise system that?s already world-renowned but has plenty of room to grow ? a perfect situation for a new business owner. To learn more, visit us at chemdry.com or chemdryfranchise.com.