Chem-Dry is the world's largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with nearly 2,000 franchises in more than 55 countries around the world, serving 11,000 homes and businesses a day. Chem-Dry has been a top-ranked brand in Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 issue for 36 straight years.

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Chem-Dry Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Chem-Dry is the world's largest carpet cleaning franchise, with nearly 2,000 franchises worldwide - and one of the most economical, multi-unit franchise opportunities you can own. Entrepreneur magazine has ranked Chem-Dry a top franchise system for more than 40 years in a row.

Technology and innovation is what sets Chem-Dry apart from the competition. Our unique Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process involves the use of 80% less water than other cleaning services to eliminate dust, dirt, oils and allergens in carpet fibers, as well as other types of surfaces. This process allows carpets to dry more quickly and remain cleaner and healthier for longer than any other method.

Chem-Dry offers low-cost, in-house financing for the cost of the license fee. The loan is interest- and payment-free until the fourth month of operation. Cash is crucial in the first few months of any new business, and we want our new franchisees to have the first few months to reinvest in their business.

Company Details

Established: 1976
First Unit Franchised: 1976
Franchised Units: 1284
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: Alabama - AL, Alaska - AK, Arizona - AZ, Arkansas - AR, California - CA, Colorado - CO, Connecticut - CT, Delaware - DE, Florida - FL, Georgia - GA, Hawaii - HI, Idaho - ID, Illinois - IL, Indiana - IN, Iowa - IA, Kansas - KS, Kentucky - KY, Louisiana - LA, Maine - ME, Maryland - MD, Massachusetts - MA, Michigan - MI, Minnesota - MN, Mississippi - MS, Missouri - MO, Montana - MT, Nebraska - NE, Nevada - NV, New Hampshire - NH, New Jersey - NJ, New Mexico - NM, New York - NY, North Carolina - NC, North Dakota - ND, Ohio - OH, Oklahoma - OK, Oregon - OR, Pennsylvania - PA, Rhode Island - RI, South Carolina - SC, South Dakota - SD, Tennessee - TN, Texas - TX, Utah - UT, Vermont - VT, Virginia - VA, Washington - WA, West Virginia - WV, Wisconsin - WI, Wyoming - WY
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Chem-Dry

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: No
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Recruiting Assistance: No
Cooperative Advertising: No
5-Day hands-on training at our facilities in Logan, Utah

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Chem-Dry Franchise.

What does a Chem-Dry Franchise Cost?

Chem-Dry franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $30,000-$100,000
Total Investment: $72,145-$253,869
Minimum Net Worth: $50,000
Franchise Fee: $23,500
Royalty: $466
Ad: $160
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 2
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: No
Home-Based: Yes
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is Chem-Dry a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Chem-Dry is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Chem-Dry a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Chem-Dry is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Chem-Dry Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Chem-Dry franchisees make. Chem-Dry offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Chem-Dry a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Chem-Dry is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Chem-Dry Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Chem-Dry franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Chem-Dry Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Chem-Dry franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Chem-Dry Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Chem-Dry franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Chem-Dry Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Chem-Dry franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Chem-Dry's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Cleaning & Maid Services, Home Services, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

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Home Based Franchise


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Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Chem-Dry Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Chem-Dry franchises for sale. We may have Chem-Dry franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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