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Chem-Dry Floor and Carpet Cleaning Franchise Expands into 50th Country

The largest carpet cleaning franchise in the world continues to succeed in new international markets

NASHVILLE — After successfully expanding into Bahrain and Trinidad and Tobago, Chem-Dry has now achieved a presence in 50 countries across the globe.

Chem-Dry is the world's largest carpet cleaning franchise, with 3,500 locations that serve more than 10,000 homes and businesses every day. A recent study conducted by an independent air quality laboratory found Chem-Dry’s unique carbonation process removes 98% of common indoor allergens from carpets and upholstery. With a proven business model and an eco-friendly process, Chem-Dry is finding success in expanding into new countries with wide-ranging cultural landscapes.

“We’re very fortunate that we’ve been able to expand into Bahrain, along with Trinidad and Tobago,” says Joe Manuszak, Director of International Development with Chem-Dry. “We now have Chem-Dry franchises in MENA (Middle East North Africa), Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and the entire Pacific Rim. Our focus for 2015 and 2016 is set on opportunities in Central and South America.”

Chem-Dry’s proven products and business model have a track record of International success

Manuszak says that Chem-Dry’s ability to enter new international markets with consistent success is the direct result of the brand’s strong training and support, its commitment to providing exceptional customer service, the superiority and healthfulness of Chem-Dry’s products and cleaning methods, and the high demand for floor cleaning services in international markets.

“I think the reason our business model translates so nicely worldwide is we continue to impress our customers,” Manuszak said. “Our Hot Carbonating Extraction process is a strong selling point for our franchisees in every market. The process is not only better for the environment, but also proven to be effective in removing 98% of common indoor allergens, which is a huge concern for people in every country. Our cleaning process is also remarkably fast: by using 80% less water than traditional steam cleaning, we not only offer a more eco-friendly option, but we can also go into a business or a residence and have the carpets, rugs, upholstery, stone, tile and grout clean and dry in a matter of just a few hours.”

The recent independent health study tested the effectiveness of Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process against common household allergens (cat and dog dander, dust mite allergens) in a cross-section of consumer homes in the U.S. and internationally.

Chem-Dry’s expansion efforts are only getting started

2014 was a banner year for the world’s largest carpet cleaning franchise; Entrepreneur magazine named the brand the Top Carpet Cleaning Franchise for the 27th year in a row. Chem-Dry finished 2014 by adding more than 100 franchises in the United States and Canada, and by expanding its global network to 45 countries.

Barely over halfway through 2015, Chem-Dry has already increased its global footprint to 50 countries and is on pace for another year of robust franchise sales growth in the U.S. and Canada.

“No matter where our franchisees are in the world, we actively support them in their business,” Manuszak said. “We provide technology, marketing support, apps for digital platforms, and ongoing training with Chem-Dry’s superior, healthier products and processes. We’re very fortunate and proud to have such committed, high-caliber franchisees. They have fully embraced the Chem-Dry methods and are impressing customers and creating healthier homes and workplaces all over the world.”

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Joe Manuszak
Chem-Dry Director of International Development


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*Based on studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s HCE (Hot Carbonating Extraction), P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment), Granite Countertop Renewal, and Tile, Stone & Grout cleaning processes. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. Pet odor results based on testing with the most common odor sources found in dog and cat urine. Pet urine bacteria results based on Chem-Dry’s HCE cleaning process and a sanitizer, combined with P.U.R.T. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple tests.