Franchise Chatter ID’s Chem-Dry As Best Floor-Cleaning Franchise
Billions of square feet of flooring, and the need to keep it clean, demonstrate why Chem-Dry keeps topping lists of strong franchise concepts to buy into
Franchises come in all varieties, with some focusing on a popular trend and others sticking to more tried-and-true services. A Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise would definitely be in the latter camp, thanks to more than 40 years of servicing homes and commercial spaces. And with more carpet and flooring going down every year, it’s a brand that continues to offer a pathway to financial security for entrepreneurs.
The team at Franchise Chatter would agree, putting Chem-Dry on its list of five top carpet cleaning franchises of 2018. The website referenced the fact that every year, more than 11 billion square feet of carpet and area rugs are installed in the United States, and that they all need cleaning — to the tune of a $5 billion industry.
Chem-Dry’s many positives get a glowing review
The article praised Chem-Dry as “by far the largest residential and commercial carpet cleaning franchise in the world,” and then laid out some of the company’s extraordinary history and innovation: “Years of experimentation by founder Robert Harris yielded a better way to get carpets cleaner than other companies at the time using his safe, non-toxic Hot Carbonating Extraction process … its method uses 80% less water than most steam- cleaning techniques, so customers never have to worry about being left with soggy carpets that take forever to dry, or run the risk of mold and mildew gaining a foothold. A carpet cleaned by Chem-Dry is typically dry in 1-2 hours rather than 1-2 days. It’s the fizz of the carbonation that helps break up dirt, so it can more easily be removed from carpets.
“Carpets cleaned by Chem-Dry also need less frequent cleanings because unlike some companies, there is no film or residue left behind that can attract and hold dirt,” the review added. “Chem-Dry achieves its clean without phosphates or detergents, making it an eco-friendly carpet cleaning solution.”
Competition exists, so maximize differentiators
On the franchising front, the Franchise Chatter article pointed out the existence of “Mom and Pop” operators, and the need to differentiate a franchise operation from them: “Franchisees will need to work hard at building up a pool of loyal customers who actively refer new customers,” the site points out. “The reason why this has to be a priority is because there are many independent companies out there offering cut-rate pricing but delivering sub-standard results.”
The piece then went on to say that Chem-Dry succeeds because its cleaning methods and technologies deliver superior results, and then listed additional services such as granite renewal, upholstery cleaning, pet urine and odor removal as additional differentiators and revenue generators for Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchise owners.
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with nearly 3,500 franchises in 55 countries, serving 11,000 homes and businesses a day. Chem-Dry has been Entrepreneur magazine’s top-rated carpet cleaning franchise for 30 straight years. The Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction process delivers a faster-drying, deeper and more environmentally friendly clean that appeals to home and business owners. In addition to carpet and area rugs, Chem-Dry provides cleaning and renewal services for tile and stone, granite countertops, leather and upholstery.
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