Busy Fall Travel Season Creates Opportunity For Chem-Dry Franchises
As homeowners get back on the road for vacation and business travel, they want to come home to clean carpets, floors and more — and Chem-Dry delivers
As people can get out and about again, the U.S. economy continues to soar — including the travel sector. That’s because people are eager for a vacation, whether that’s a drive to a state park or a flight to a tropical island.
And after being cooped up at home for more than a year, they want to come back to a spotless environment. That means big opportunities for Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchise owners.
Whole-home services are always in demand
“Consumers love the idea of having their carpets, wood floors, upholstery, granite countertops, area rugs and more all cleaned at the same time,” says Douglas Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “And they really love the idea of all that happening while they’re not going to be underfoot and in the way of the Chem-Dry crew.”
Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchises stayed busy throughout the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. That’s because franchise owners continued to offer valuable services, as well as new ones such as MicroPro Shield, that home and business owners valued. Now they are ready to get even busier as things get back to normal.
Book now, service later is always an option
Busy, but not overwhelmed. That’s because many Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise “regulars” like to get an appointment on the books for weeks, or even months, down the road. That way they are ready for holiday guests, or whatever the occasion(s) might be.
“Pre-booking is invaluable for franchise owners, because it lets them forecast the need for techs and supplies, as well as revenue,” Smith says. “That’s one of the beauties of owning a Chem-Dry: You’re not selling something that can go bad or has a limited shelf life. Everyone needs their carpets cleaned, as well as our other services, and they will need them again and again over time. It’s a business that’s good for one-time services, as well as longer, ongoing customer relationships.”
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 32 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.