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Chem-Dry Franchise

Chem-Dry is a household carpet cleaner, featuring a patented deep-cleaning process. It also offers upholstery, tile and grout, and area rug cleaning. Chem-Dry is the largest carpet cleaning franchise with nearly 2,500 franchises in the US and over 30 countries around the world. Ideal for anyone in need of in-house financing and for anyone looking for an established home-based business.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$69,145 - $204,714
Franchise fee
Offers Financing
Units in operation
Franchising Since

Own a Chem-Dry Franchise - Questions & Answers

What is it?

  • Chem-Dry is a household carpet cleaner with a patented, deep-cleaning process
  • Also offers upholstery, tile, grout, and rug cleaning
  • Chem-Dry is the largest carpet-cleaning franchise in the world with over 3,000 units
  • Using carbonation and green-certified products, cleanings typically dry in 1-2 hours
  • FranchiseHelp Top 20 Franchise and Top Established Franchise award winner in 2019

How does it make money?

  • Sales of carpet and upholstery cleaning products and services

Who is it for?

  • Prospective franchisees who may need in-house financing to get started
  • Someone looking for an established franchise
  • Anyone looking for a home-based business
  • Someone looking for lower royalties (Chem-Dry charges a flat monthly fee)

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • Sales and promotion of cleaning services and products
  • Manage day-to-day operations and customer service


Ranked #1 Franchise in the Carpet Cleaning Category 31 consecutive years by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Ranked Top 10 Home Based Franchise and Top 10 Low Cost Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Voted Top 100 Global Brand by Franchise Gator and Franchise Direct.

Ranked Top 40 Veteran-Friendly Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

Carpet cleaning is a massive market. Every year, home and business owners install an estimated 10 billion square feet of new carpet, and all of it has to be cleaned. Carpet makes up more than 52 percent of all residential floor coverings in the United States, and Chem-Dry has devised a better way to clean it and keep it clean.

Since our founding in 1977, we've used a patented method of Hot Carbonating Extraction to attack dirt, dust, oils and allergens in carpet fibers and on hard surfaces.

Our carpets dry more quickly and stay cleaner and healthier for longer than any other cleaning method; we're proud that the Carpet & Rug Institute has given our process its Seal of Approval. Our method is safe and environmentally friendly, with an organic cleaner and no harmful chemicals or soaps.

What Makes Chem-Dry Better?

We enjoy a customer retention rate of 96 percent, by far the best in the business. And our training and support systems are honed and refined over our 40 years in franchising.

*Fill out the request information form to schedule a call with a Chem-Dry recruiter and receive a copy of our full, updated Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD.)

The revenue means you can quickly recoup your initial investment of $68,145 – $191,196 (depending on the number of territories and equipment packages you purchase). And Chem-Dry offers ways to make the investment even more affordable, including a 10 percent licensing fee discount for veterans through the International Franchise Association's VetFran program and in-house, low- interest financing — a rarity for a franchise system. We offer multi-unit territories; your Chem-Dry empire can be as big or small as you want it.

Even with nearly 2,500 locations in the US and over 30 countries around the world, we're not done growing. We recently moved our headquarters from Logan, Utah, to Nashville, Tenn., to help us grow our presence in the eastern half of the United States, where we're busy signing agreements with ambitious entrepreneurs ready to take advantage of one of the franchise's industry's best opportunities.

Chem-Dry's royalty system is unique in the industry as well. Instead of a percentage of your profits, you'll only be paying a flat monthly royalty fee of $414.32 per franchise. You'll be hard pressed to find a more favorable royalty!

Ready to secure a great lifestyle for you and your family by providing an essential service through the best carpet cleaner on the planet? Contact us today …