FAQs and Quick Facts

Frequently Asked Questions

Your initial investment to get started as a Chem-Dry business owner is $39,950 plus the cost of a van. You can lease a new van or buy a second hand van. The choice is yours as long as its in good condition and it sign written.

Chem-Dry has three different cleaning equipment packages to choose from when you sign up. The package or packages you choose will be based on both your startup budget and the type of job you plan on working. Learn more about these options at our equipment packages page. Because we like to give flexibility over work vehicles, the van is not included. The portable cleaning package requires half-ton white cargo van. Either of the Chem-Dry truck mounted packages require a quarter-ton white cargo van.

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.

Chem-Dry Territories are a lot larger than any of our competitors. As carpet cleaning is a mobile business you may in some instances share your territory with other franchisees. Having a larger area gives you a good access to affluent suburbs as well as many commercial businesses and real estate agents. In the major capitals, you can also get half city areas and full city areas. This means potentially you could operate in all of Sydney or all of Melbourne etc.

Chem-Dry does not have a marketing fee. We find that when franchisees build up their customer base they want to advertise less and less and rely on the repeat and referral work they receive from their customer base. Therefore Chem-Dry has never charged our franchisees a marketing fee. We do have a monthly flat royalty. It changes depending on the CPI. Contact us for the latest monthly royalty amount. The cost of it usually amounts to the first job of the week. The money from all subsequent jobs is yours to keep.

Revenue of course depends on how much time an effort you put into your business. We allow new franchise candidates to speak with current owners who share their experiences and help you get a better feel of what to expect. Established Chem-Dry territories and multi-location owners represent our most successful franchisees because of repeat customers and market reach.

Chem-Dry has a huge leg up on our competition for a variety of reasons starting with our Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process. Customers are routinely impressed by our dirt and stain lifting results, fast drying times, and commitment to healthy homes. Our natural green-certified cleaning solution helps delight customers and gain referrals across an increasingly health and environmentally conscious consumer base. As the largest and most well know carpet cleaning business in the world, current and future customers alike recognise the Chem-Dry name as a trusted business they would not hesitate letting into their homes or place of business.

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