Franchise Rankings Rates Chem-Dry Franchise No. 7 Home-Based Business

Respected resource on franchise opportunities names the world’s largest carpet cleaning franchise as the No. 7 best home-based franchise to invest in

Franchise Ranking, an esteemed resource whose mission is to connect entrepreneurs with their ideal franchise opportunity, recently ranked Chem-Dry as the No. 7 Best Home-Based Franchise to invest in.

This has been a banner year for the world’s largest carpet cleaning franchise, as our inclusion on Franchise Ranking’s annual “Top Best Home Based Franchise,” list comes hot on the heels of Franchise Gator including us on their “2015 Top 100 list,” and Entrepreneur magazine naming us as the top carpet cleaning franchise for 27 consecutive years. The recognition from Franchise Ranking is especially welcome, as their metric for determining the best home-based franchise system to invest in is completely in line with the value the Chem-Dry brand extends to our franchisees.

“The franchises we select for our evaluation process are those which provide exceptional brand value and profitability,” Franchise Ranking states. “We aim to recommend the absolute best and as a result are critical of each and every franchise being considered for the evaluation process. The direct result of this practice is a list of recommendations consisting of franchises which not only produce a strong brand image but are also brand names which lead their industry in vision and innovation.”

The value of the Chem-Dry brand

Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet cleaning franchise with more than 3,500 locations that serve 10,000 homes a day. 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.


While other carpet cleaners compete for jobs solely on price, Chem-Dry franchises win customer jobs and command a premium price on quality, healthful cleaning. The diversity of services that Chem-Dry offers is helping our carpet cleaning franchise owners win new customers, generate more frequent repeat business, and increase the average job size.

Just how potentially lucrative is the Chem-Dry business model? In 2014, Chem-Dry surveyed 216 franchise owners and found that the average annual revenue per franchise owner was $272,782. Of those owners, 67 franchisees met or exceeded this average. While the average job was worth $254, the average annual revenue per franchise was $95,955, and 95 owners met or exceeded that average.

How our innovative technology wins business

Earlier in the year, we commissioned an independent laboratory to conduct a study on the effectiveness of our cleaning methods, which found that our environmentally friendly methods can help keep our customers allergy-free. That is a huge selling point for our franchise owners, making it easier for them to win new business, as well as encourage customers to hire them for more frequent visits.

The independent laboratory study found our hot carbonating extraction cleaning process removed an average of 98 percent of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery. Combined with our sanitizer, the hot carbonating extraction process was also 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 franchise processes, and leaves carpets dry in just a few hours.

Chem-Dry franchise

Chem-Dry franchisees can tap into multiple revenue streams. It’s not just carpet cleaning. We can offer water damage restoration, plus the cleaning of upholstery, area rugs, mattresses, curtains, tile and stone, and grout.

Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise owners are well-known for cleaning carpets — using proven methods that safely remove dirt, dust, and everything else in a timely fashion. In addition to carpets, our technology is just as effective in cleaning tile and stone, which provides a significant additional revenue stream for hundreds of Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise owners.

“I would highly recommend tile and stone cleaning to anyone interested in diversifying their revenue sources and adding additional business,” says Tom Messina, a carpet cleaning franchise owner in Southern California. “I started offering tile and stone cleaning about seven years ago, when Chem-Dry first began to offer the service. The equipment paid for itself almost instantly. It’s been a big contributor. Every year, it adds about 10% to our bottom line.”

Learn more about Chem-Dry

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