Chem-Dry Australia

Carpet Cleaning

We are a carpet cleaning franchise who believes in empowering owners with career freedom while providing the job satisfaction that comes from serving local communities with unique, market leading products. As the largest carpet cleaning business in the world, we have a long history of success offering environmentally friendly cleaning services to countless homes and business.

Chem-Dry franchise owners have the flexibility to operate a single van when starting a cleaning business or expand their single territory into a carpet cleaning empire. Our available franchises for sale have a surprisingly low cost of entry with a simple fixed monthly fee. We also help each new franchise owner succeed with a detailed supportive training of our proven process and marketing strategies.

Carpet Cleaning
Business Established
Units / Locations
FCA Member
Multi-Unit Ownership Allowed
Agreement Terms
5 years
Royalty Fee
$706 per month
Average Set up Time
6 weeks
Ratio of Support Staff per Franchisee
1 to 40
Last Surveyed
Participation Rate

Initial Investment



Initial Training at our Training Centre in Sydney. All ongoing training including tech support, business coaching, state training seminars, National and International Seminars.

Marketing Support

We have no advertising levy

Business Model

Chem-Dry began as a healthy and green alternative to traditional carpet cleaning companies. Our product is so good that 90% of customers come from word of mouth referrals and from current repeat customers. These repeat customers represent 96% of our overall business. As you might imagine, this creates tremendous growth opportunity and sustainability while taking much of the headache out of marketing.

Today, we are the world's largest carpet cleaning franchise with over 3,500 franchises worldwide and over 35 years' experience making people's homes cleaner and healthier.  As a result, we are confident it's impossible to find a better cleaning franchise opportunity. We have Chem-Dry franchise owners who have been in our system for decades and have been named Entrepreneur Magazine's top-rated carpet cleaning business 25 years in a row.

Main Cost

Franchise $19,990; Van $15,000 - $25,000; Sign writing $2,500

Main Products or Services

Carpet cleaning, Upholstery cleaning, Tile & Stone cleaning, Wood Floor cleaning, Leather cleaning, Domestic cleaning products etc.

Future Plans

Chem-Dry has always set out and remains to be the Healthy home authority. We could have branched out to lawn mowing, test and tagging and other services but we believe that dilutes the expertise and leadership position in the services that we excel. One service we are introducing is wood floor cleaning and like our other services will be the best possible clean on the market.


Great support network, straight forward and helpful. Provide the guidelines to achieve but the onus is on the franchisee to be successful.

Rod Waterhouse, 2019, VIC 

I did quite a bit of due diligence prior to purchasing a franchise with Chemdry and they ticked all of my boxes, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

Peter Westfield, 2019, Launceston TAS

I have been very happy with my Franchise and the opportunities it gives me, so I would see the same for someone else.

Michael Toole, 2019, Berwick VIC

Chemdry Professionals started when Chemdry Australia commenced back in the 80's. When four brothers decided to invest in a Chem-Dry Franchise. We have been operating for over 25 years and a lot of things have changed in that time. And we still love the Chem-Dry products, equipment, procedures and support. We have 9 vans operating when we are busiest and 5-6 vans in quieter months.

Jeff and Glenn Smith 

Adelaide, SA

The Master Franchise allows us to operate our business with as much contact with Head Office as we want. We are not hounded. The system allows us to be a small operator or grow as much as we want, the products are awesome and the team works strongly together. It is a true interdependence.

Brendan Wilson, 2019, Central Coast NSW

Have been operating my franchise for 26 years. Found master franchise to be most helpful during this time.

PK's Chem-Dry, 2019, Ballarat VIC