Chem-Dry is the world’s leading upholstery and carpet cleaner, ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine over 32 years in a row as #1 in the category. Chem-Dry also earned an award from Franchise Direct as one of the top 100 global franchises, boasting over 3500 locations worldwide. Founded on the idea of using safer, more effective and more hygienic ways of keeping your home clean, Chem-Dry is now the world’s leading carpet cleaning franchise, with thousands of satisfied customers across the globe.
Chem-Dry was founded by Robert Harris, a young man who was working as a carpet cleaner for someone else. Unhappy with the performance of the cleaning products then available, he began looking for a better solution. His research stretched into years and years of studying the chemical properties of cleaning formulas and years of backbreaking experiments which required cleaning areas of dirty carpets with one formula and then another.
Eventually, he developed a revolutionary carbonated solution that not only cleaned beautifully, but was also safe and non-toxic. With the birth of Chem-Dry in 1977 came self-employment and success. The demand for his cleaning services mushroomed and soon friends and family clamoured for his secret. From the first small group of franchises, the Chem-Dry network has grown to thousands of successful franchises around the world. As the Chem-Dry family increases, Robert Harris has seen his own success story repeated by many franchisees.
Now, after more than 30 years, Chem-Dry has become ranked the #1 Carpet Cleaning Company in America by Entrepreneur Magazine with more locations than any other cleaner! With the outstanding leadership of our CEO, Dan Tarantin, our Executive Team, and thousands of franchise owners across the globe, Chem-Dry continues to lead the industry.
Chem-Dry technicians stay on the cutting edge of the carpet cleaning industry by participating in annual training and receiving required certification. This way you can be confident that your Chem-Dry professional is experienced in servicing a variety of types of fabric and that they will provide the appropriate care for even the finest carpets, rugs and upholstery. Our technicians who are 5-Star Certified receive the title of “Master Technician.” The Master Technician program ensures that technicians are trained in the latest carpet and upholstery cleaning technology for expert cleaning, stain removal, pet urine odour removal, customer service, trustworthiness, and more. A Master Technician represents the finest tier in carpet cleaning service.
In addition to superb training by Chem-Dry professionals, many Chem-Dry technicians have received additional training by obtaining the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certificate for added knowledge about carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning, leather cleaning and other specialty services.