Chem-Dry Owner Featured in Coastal Real Estate Guide
Orange County-based carpet cleaning franchise owner is featured in prestigious coastal real estate publication
The 75,000 affluent readers of the Coastal Real Estate Guide, a weekly publication that covers real-estate news in Orange County, California, were recently introduced to Chris Novy, a successful Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise owner in the area.
The in-depth interview finds Chris answering questions such as how he got into the business, which he runs with his two brothers, and why his carpet cleaning franchise business is such a runaway success. Chris’ business serves all cities within Orange County, after Chris decided to expand his territory to Los Angeles, Long Beach, Lakeside, and Riverside last year.
“I always knew I wanted to own my own business,” Chris says. “After graduating with a degree in economics, I started working in financial counseling. Some time later, I was presented with an opportunity to purchase a Chem-Dry franchise. I liked the idea of a franchise, because you have a framework and support system already in place, yet still have the freedom to operate the business the way you want. College was theoretical learning. But owning is definitely the practical end of it. It’s been a great transition, and the freedom to own my own business has been a dream come true.”
What makes Chem-Dry the leading carpet cleaning franchise?
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet cleaning franchise, with more than 3,500 locations that serve 10,000 homes. It is Entrepreneur magazine’s top-rated carpet cleaning franchise and one of its Top 10 choices for low-cost and home-based 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.
When asked if there is anything the public ought to know about the importance of regularly cleaning their carpets, Chris asserts that the main reason to do so is a matter of cleanliness:
“Cleaning your carpet is just like laundering anything else,” Chris says in the article. “You wouldn’t wear the same T-shirt every day for an extended period of time without washing it, even if there is no visible stain. Carpet is a great filter, trapping particles around the home, which helps improve the air quality. But just like changing the air filter in your home, you must also rinse out (clean) the carpet.”
We’re the best at what we do
Chem-Dry recently commissioned an independent laboratory to measure the quality of our products. What they found was extraordinary:
Our hot carbonating extraction cleaning process removed an average of 98 percent of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery. Combined with its sanitizer, the HCE process was found to remove an average of 89 percent of airborne bacteria in the home. This Chem-Dry process harnesses the power of millions of microscopic bubbles to penetrate deep into carpet fibers, lifting particles to the surface so they can be easily extracted. Our process also reduces the risk of mold and mildew growth, uses 80% less water than other carpet cleaning processes, and leaves carpets dry in just a few hours.
As an owner of a carpet cleaning franchise, Chris takes pride in the proven success of our cleaning method:
“The Chem-Dry method doesn’t use a soapy solution like most other carpet cleaning services,” Chris says in the article. “So there is no risk of leaving behind a soapy residue that attracts more dirt. No soap also means we use less water, which drastically reduces the drying time from a few days to just a few hours. There is no risk for mold or mildew to develop on the carpet backing. The solution is green-certified and has been developed and continuously improved by Chem-Dry for more than 30 years.”