Chem-Dry Franchise’s New Wood-Floor Cleaning Equipment Shows Commitment To Quality
Franchise owners rave about the ease of use, and income possibilities, of a carefully thought-out addition to an already-large portfolio of services
Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchise owners love to share information. That may come in the form of telling current and potential customers about the many services Chem-Dry has in its whole-home cleaning portfolio. It also may be in feedback on a new offering, such as Chem-Dry’s wood-floor cleaning services — which they love.
“A lot of time and effort went into getting our wood-floor offering just right,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “Not just for customers, but also for franchise owners. We think we have created a package that gives customers amazing, beautiful floors. It’s easy to use and a real revenue generator for franchise owners.”
A solid addition to the floor cleaning franchise business
Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchise owners agree. Owner Colton Withrow says, “Wood floor cleaning has been an awesome addition to my business! It provides a quality, deep clean in a very short time. I absolutely love that the scrubber gets the stuck-in dirt from the seams of the wood planks. That’s the biggest compliment I get! The scrubber is very easy to maneuver and does a great job getting right up to the edge, and with the floating handle you can get under counters and tables without any issue.
Product beta tester Phil Manwarren agrees, adding, “The wood floor scrubber cleans right up to the wall and I feel it does a thorough, deep scrubbing of the floors. When we are in a customer’s home and we notice they have wood flooring we will ask to perform an estimate. We always give the option of just cleaning or cleaning and applying a polish coat. I’d say about 50% of wood floor jobs we have performed included the polish. An average size room can be cleaned in 15-20 minutes and you can make $100-200 per room! This makes adding wood floor cleaning to an existing carpet cleaning job very feasible and profitable.”
Ease of use is a major plus
In addition to letting every Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchise work on wood floors, the equipment is also very easy to use, notes Withrow: “Don’t be swayed by the battery operation, because I have not once run into a property that was too large for me to handle with the batteries provided. The scrubber is extremely compact and was an easy addition to my van. There are minimal products, so that was also very easy to find room for. The transport in and out of the home is a one-hand deal and virtually no set up to get started. I appreciate that the controls on the unit are simple to understand, so training a tech will not be a problem. This machine does the work for you! Just turn it on and start walking. The floor will be completely dry in 60 seconds or less so there is no wait time to put the polish down.”
“You just have to walk along behind the machine and it does the work for you,” adds Manwarren. “You can walk at whatever pace is comfortable and the machine will keep up with you, cleaning the floor and leaving it virtually dry and ready to use or top-coat with a polish. Customers have been asking us for this service for a long time and I’m thrilled we can finally offer it.”
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with more than 3,000 franchises in more than 55 countries, serving 11,000 homes and businesses a day. Chem-Dry has been Entrepreneur magazine’s top-rated carpet cleaning franchise for 31 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, air ducts and dryer vents.