Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise Thrives in Cities With Worst Allergies Rates

Tests show Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise’s cleaning process dramatically reduces allergens — and that provides a powerful marketing tool in these 10 cities

Recently, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released their annual list of the Top 10 Worst Cities in America for Allergy Sufferers. Chances are, if you’re living in one of these cities, spring and summer months bring suffering in the form of allergies:

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Why does this matter to someone who is considering a carpet cleaning franchise? It matters because Chem-Dry’s cleaning process does an amazing job of removing allergens from the home.

Chem-Dry has a huge leg up on other cleaners

For allergy sufferers, Chem-Dry is a superhero. Chem-Dry commissioned a leading independent laboratory to study how effective our proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction process is in reducing allergens and bacteria within homes. The specific allergens tested in the study were dog and cat dander and dust mites, and the results are an average across multiple homes. The lab found that Chem-Dry’s process removes an average of 98.1% of common household allergens from the carpets and upholstery we clean. The study also showed that, when a sanitizer is added to the cleaning process, Chem-Dry eliminated 89% of the airborne bacteria in homes, significantly improving indoor air quality.


The Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise stands out in a number of ways. It’s the world’s biggest carpet cleaning franchise, in business since 1978. It’s been Entrepreneur magazine’s top pick among carpet cleaning franchises for 27 consecutive years. Its cleaning process is proven to not only make homes beautiful, but healthy, too.

That’s powerful news that Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchisees are using to market their businesses. It provides evidence of the health benefits of our cleaning process, which allows us to continue to compete for jobs on the basis of quality cleaning — not just lowest price, which is all that many of our competitors can offer. Chem-Dry franchisees build relationships with customers who trust them not only to make their home beautiful, but also to make it healthy.

Chem-Dry’s cleaning process offers customers a host of benefits. Chem-Dry uses 80% less water than traditional steam cleaning, so carpets dry in 1-2 hours rather than 1-2 days. And faster drying times mean less opportunity for mold to set up deep in the carpet padding, which eliminates yet another sneezing opportunity. Chem-Dry franchisees are able to offer allergy sufferers something its competitors can’t: a promise that they’ll be able to breathe easier in their own homes. Chem-Dry gives its customers the relief they need and deserve.

A top-rated franchise for 27 years in a row

Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet cleaning franchise with more than 3,500 locations that serve 10,000 homes a day. We are Entrepreneur magazine’s top-rated carpet cleaning franchise — and have held that title for 27 consecutive years — and are one of its Top 10 choices for low-cost franchises. Our hot carbonating extraction process delivers a faster-drying, deeper, healthier clean that appeals to homeowners and business owners — and the process can be used to clean tile and stone, upholstery and other surfaces, as well as carpet.

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