Chem-Dry’s New Equipment & Formulas Showcase Ongoing Innovation
New formulations and equipment provide franchise owners and techs the tools they need to continue delivering best-in-class service and results
Is all carpet cleaning equipment the same? Certainly not when it comes to the machinery used by Chem-Dry cleaning franchise techs, which continues to evolve thanks to the ceaseless work of an innovative R&D team.
“We continually upgrade our cleaning formulas, and that goes for our equipment as well,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “In one case, a new chemical combination means a more environmentally sound cleaning solution. In another, it’s a new metal fabrication that allows for a lighter unit. But whatever the case, we’re always moving ahead so that our franchise owners and their teams can do their jobs easier, better and more efficiently.”
New, reformulated solutions introduced
One unchanging goal for the products used by a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise crew is that it be environmentally friendly. That’s why more than 42 Chem-Dry solutions are green certified. “The trick is to make them even more effective for cleaning, and that’s happening all the time”, Doug says.
“Our lab teams are able to make formulations that are stronger than ever, but don’t leave behind residue or harm the environment,” he says. “Our new solutions and reformulations are also more concentrated, so that franchise owners are able to do more with less. When you can mix efficiency with performance, and then cap it off with little or no environmental footprint, you’re in great shape. And that’s where we are with Chem-Dry products.”
Equipment advances and upgrades plentiful
Those cleaning solutions need great equipment to work effectively, and once again Chem-Dry delivers. The latest innovations include tech-friendly advances on a new PowerHead cleaning system, making the machine more ergonomic and redesigns to help get under furniture more easily. “It’s just one of many advancements from the development team, which designs multiple units for each cleaning function, then tests them in the field so that all the great features can be packaged into one final product,” Doug says.
“Our Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owners and their techs are always willing to tell us where they see possibilities for improvement, and we take those suggestions very seriously,” he says. “Whether it’s working to make an already lightweight machine even more portable, or improving vacuum and heat performance so that carpets and surfaces can dry even quicker, we work year-round to adapt, improve and innovate every piece of equipment we offer.”
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with nearly 3,500 franchises in 52 countries, serving 10,000 homes and businesses a day. Chem-Dry has been Entrepreneur magazine’s top-rated carpet cleaning franchise for 29 straight years. The Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction process delivers a faster-drying, deeper and more environmentally friendly clean that appeals to both home and business owners. In addition to carpet and area rugs, Chem-Dry provides tile and stone, granite countertops, leather and upholstery cleaning.