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World's largest floor cleaning franchise plans global expansion
Chem-Dry, said to be the world's largest carpet, rug, stone and tile cleaning franchise with 3,500 franchises in more than 35 countries, is embarking on a global expansion, having identified several target markets including France, the Philippines, Turkey, Germany, Taiwan, India, Iceland, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The company is seeking master franchise partners to oversee franchise expansion in these countries.
Chem-Dry uses all-natural, green-certified cleaning solutions and patented equipment to clean a wide array of floor surfaces such as rugs, carpet, stone and tile as well as other surfaces including upholstery and curtains.
The hot carbonating extraction method is said to use 80% less water than steam cleaning, which makes it good for the environment and fast drying, while its primary cleaning solution, The Natural, is green-certified and does not contain the phosphates or detergents that can sometimes leave a residue which can trigger allergies and attract dirt.
Suitable for both the commercial and residential markets, the company's service lines up with key trends, offering a well-tested approach and a powerful business model.
Chem-Dry has built a reputation as a trusted, respected brand due to outstanding products, such as its Pet Urine & Odor Removal treatment formulated not to merely mask scents but attack the chemical bonds that cause dried urine crystals to cling to surfaces, destroying the source of the stain and smell. The company also uses a range of solutions to clean tile and stone floors, returning them to as-new condition; has achieved the highest customer satisfaction and customer repeat levels in the industry; and has been Entrepreneur Magazine's top-rated floor surface cleaning franchise for 25 years in a row.
Since 1977, the company has been committed to the type of research and development which has enabled it to produced proprietary solutions and patented equipment that are the foundation of its franchisees' business.
To achieve our expansion, Chem-Dry also offers a conversion programme for existing businesses that are interested in becoming part of a growing global brand.
10th January 2013