Be Your Own Boss with a
Chem-Dry Cleaning Franchise

Australia's Best Carpet Cleaning Franchise Opportunity

Welcome to Chem-Dry

We are a carpet cleaning franchise who believes in empowering owners with career freedom while providing the job satisfaction that comes from serving local communities with unique, market leading products. As the largest carpet cleaning business in the world, we have a long history of success offering environmentally friendly cleaning services to countless homes and business. Chem-Dry franchise owners have the flexibility to operate a single van or expand their businesses into a carpet cleaning empire. Our available franchises for sale have a surprisingly low cost of entry with a simple fixed monthly fee. We also help each new franchise owner succeed with a detailed supportive training of our proven process and marketing strategies. This winning approach has helped make Chem-Dry a highly awarded and fast-growing carpet cleaning business ever since our start in 1977.

Owning Your Own Carpet Cleaning Business



Have you ever dreamed of a different life for yourself and your family? Chem-Dry has afforded hundreds of like-minded franchise owners the lifestyle they imagined before they joined our franchise system. As a close knit-brand, we are a great option for hard working individuals and families looking for work flexibility and the desire to make a positive impact on their local communities. Chem-Dry owners have the freedom to set their own schedules by accepting jobs at the hours of their choosing. Most new owners love working on the van as a technician to gain hands-on experience satisfying customers and growing the business. Some focus on the management side right away and hire technicians to do the cleanings. Being your own boss with a Chem-Dry carpet cleaning business means you get to decide.

Flexible Hours

The freedom to set your own hours so you are there for those special moments

Take Control & Be Your Own Boss

Entrepreneur Magazine's top-rated carpet cleaning business 25 years in a row.

Positive Impact

Proven quality and a healthy, green alternative to traditional carpet cleaning.

Join a Proven History of Success

Chem-Dry began as a healthy and green alternative to traditional carpet cleaning companies. Our product is so good that 90% of customers come from word of mouth referrals and from current repeat customers. These repeat customers represent 96% of our overall business. As you might imagine, this creates tremendous growth opportunity and sustainability while taking much of the headache out of marketing. Today, we are the world’s largest carpet cleaning franchise with over 3,500 franchises worldwide and over 35 years’ experience making people’s homes cleaner and healthier. We’ve offered professional, environmentally safe service and cleaning from our founding in 1977 and since 1986 in Australia. As a result, we are confident it’s impossible to find a better cleaning franchise opportunity. We have Chem-Dry franchise owners who have been in our system for decades and have been named Entrepreneur Magazine’s top-rated carpet cleaning business 25 years in a row.

Franchise Direct Winner

One of the best buys in the franchise industry

International Franchise Association

The world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise

Franchise 500 Entrepreneur

Ranked #1 in category

The Best Carpet Cleaning Technology in Australia

A healthier, safer carpet cleaning experience.

Chem-Dry owners are always at the leading edge of the cleaning industry giving them an advantage over the competition. That’s because our cleaning technology is completely different than traditional steam cleaning and dries in half the time. We have patented cleaning products and equipment that has been perfected over decades of scientific research that never stops. Our process uses chemistry to emulsify and pull away dirt and debris with a chemical reaction involving hot water and carbonation. This is a fancy way of saying our cleaners clump and explode dirt from any surface we are working on. We even invest in a full-time chemist to ensure quality control and always deliver a solution that’s backed by science. The result is the Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction process which has helped us rank as the top carpet cleaning franchise for 29 years.

Success Stories

" I was tired of travelling and I had a young family. The roles in the many different companies I previously worked for, enabled me to investigate a lot of different industries. I could see the growing need for home services at the time. I was impressed with Chem-Dry from the beginning. I started my business from scratch, one customer then so on. Still have that same customer today. "

Col Williamson

Chem-Dry Proclean Qld
We purchased the business from an existing franchisee whom we had dealt with previously on both a business and personal level. We were looking for a solid business, and buying a business franchise would provide support and assistance, as we learnt the processes. "

Wayne Adams

Diggers Chem-Dry
"Head Office in Sydney and from all our fellow franchisees, especially in Queensland. This business suits our needs, and gives us flexibility which we need as we care for our son who needs special care. "

Gabor Hodula

Chem-Dry Can Do Qld
"Chemdry Professionals started when Chemdry Australia commenced back in the 80's. When four brothers decided to invest in a Chem-Dry Franchise. We have been operating for over 25 years and a lot of things have changed in that time. And we still love the Chem-Dry products, equipment, procedures and support. We have 9 vans operating when we are busiest and 5-6 vans in quieter months."

Jeff and Glenn Smith

Chem-Dry professionals SA

What Does it Cost to Open a
Chem-Dry Franchise?

Different than most cleaning businesses for sale, you don’t need to be wealthy to open a Chem-Dry franchise. We strive to make it an affordable and easy business to start. We understand finding new owners with the right motivation will make for the most successful business long term, and that has nothing to do with how much money you walk in the door with. Ask about our financing options which can help reduce the amount of capital you need upfront. All considered the current initial investment needed is $39,950. If you are looking for a low risk, high-ROI business, this could be the solution you have been looking for. Learn more about what the startup price includes.

Training and Support
for New Business Owners

Pack your bags and have you passport ready. We fly you over to the USA for a week of training at our head office in Logan Utah. There you will be trained by the best in the business along with other new Chem-Dry Franchisees from around the world. If you want to stay longer and vacation in the USA that is up to you. When you get back our support team in Australia will build upon what you have learnt and support your new business launch. We provide one on one business coaching, State seminars, annual conventions in Australia and International Conventions around the world.

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Join the Chem-Dry Community and Help Improve Yours

Joining Chem-Dry means becoming a part of a supportive family of like-minded people who want you to succeed. We provide detailed training behind our proven process so you can confidently manage your business. Getting your hands on the best equipment and most advanced chemistry means you can wow customers from day 1 with results you can be proud of. And with a combination of our already established brand recognition and proven marketing support, you will be in more homes faster as a new franchisee. Contact Chem-Dry today and learn how you can live the life you want while helping your community have cleaner, healthier homes all year around.