FAQs & Quick Facts
WHAT IS THE INITIAL INVESTMENT IN A CHEM-DRY CARPET CLEANING FRANCHISE?
Our total estimated initial investment is $56,495 to $162,457. This range varies based on the type of equipment and van that you prefer.
WILL CHEM-DRY FINANCE MY BUSINESS?
Yes, Chem-Dry will finance portions of the initial license fee over 56 months. We require a minimum down payment of $6,000. Chem-Dry does not finance the acquisition of your van, equipment, working capital or any other start-up costs, but we have partnered with a third party lender in order to help facilitate that for you.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN EQUIPMENT PACKAGES?
Chem-Dry offers three different types of equipment packages. Click Here to view our equipment packages. Note: The van is not included. You will need a half-ton white cargo van for the portable unit and a three-quarter-ton white cargo van for truck-mounted units.
DOES CHEM-DRY OFFER TRAINING?
Yes. Chem-Dry offers a 3-week program consisting of two weeks of at-home study, in addition to five full days of high-impact, hands-on and classroom-style learning at our headquarters in Logan, Utah, or Nashville, Tennessee. We cover everything from customer acquisition to marketing to carpet cleaning theory. We also provide ongoing support. You will be assigned a QuickStart team to help you hit the ground running. Annual conventions, training events and retreats will keep you in touch with the Chem-Dry family. Continued support is offered by your business coach, marketing team and numerous other departments at the home office.
HOW DO TERRITORIES WORK?
We developed our territories to make sure we achieved proper market penetration but not saturation. We allow multiple franchises in an area based on population, on a ratio of one franchise per 60,000 people.
WHAT IS MY MONTHLY ROYALTY/FRANCHISE FEE AND NATIONAL MARKETING FEE?
Chem-Dry has a flat monthly franchise fee of $400.98. We do not have a national ad fund.
HOW MUCH CAN I MAKE?
It depends on how much time and effort a franchise owner is willing to expend. At the appropriate time in the process, we allow qualified candidates to communicate with our franchisees, who can relate their experiences.
WHAT IS THE CHEM-DRY COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE?
Our innovative technology is designed to make delivering customer satisfaction a cinch with carpets that are deep-cleaned, quickly dry and healthy for the entire household. Chem-Dry’s mission is helping people live healthy lives, which starts with clean carpets and a healthy home. Our proprietary hot carbonating extraction cleaning process penetrates deep into the fibers, removing an average of 98% of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery and 89% of the airborne bacteria in your home when a sanitizer is added.* Plus, our patented green-certified solution, The Natural®, contains no soaps or detergents so it’s safe and non-toxic for your family & pets. And, Chem-Dry uses 80% less water than typical steam cleaning so carpets dry in hours instead of days, making it the safer and more convenient carpet cleaning choice. All of this means Chem-Dry cleans for your health like no one else.