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Chem-Dry Franchising: Equipment Packages

Chem-Dry offers its franchisees flexibility when it comes to equipment and cost. Some of our most successful franchisees have built their businesses with our portable units and minivans; others choose our higher-capacity truck-mounted packages. Plenty of our owners have all three packages available to handle all kinds of jobs.

Our traditional equipment packages are proven, perfected and highly effective for the job. All three use our proprietary PowerHead tool that lifts and whisks away dirt from carpet and other surfaces. Here’s more detail about each; the cost of van or truck is not included.


Professional Portable Package: 
These units are designed to put the full power of our hot carbonating extraction into a portable unit. They are built to be less expensive to operate and maintain than our truck mount units, which make them an idea choice for residential cleaning and higher-ticket commercial jobs. Their wastewater hold tanks are built into the unit so you don’t have to run a long hose to the truck, but their cleaning power and fast dry times are the same as the truck units. A Professional Portable System is an ideal way to start or build upon an existing Chem-Dry business.

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Executive Portable with Tile and Stone Package: The Executive Portable with Tile and Stone Package combines the flexibility of the Professional Portable Package with the added capability to clean tile, stone and granite, granting you access to the $800 million tile cleaning industry.

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Professional Truck Mount: This is our next step on the ladder-a midway point between the Professional Portable Package and our Premier Truck Mount Package. The Professional Truck Mount Package is ideal for a franchise owner with a more limited budged and client base. Owners can use a minivan to transport it, which lowers transportation costs, and its 50 gallon recovery tank is only half the size of the Premier Truck Mount Package.

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Executive Truck-Mount with Tile and Stone Package: The powerful CTS 400 Flex truck mount allows the technician to clean carpets and upholstery with heated low pressure, then turn around and clean tile and stone with heated high pressure at the flip of a switch. This slide-in truck mount will fit in a number of van options, is easy to use, fuel-efficient, has a powerful vacuum and helps with faster set-up and tear-down times, as with all the CTS truck-mount systems.

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Chem-Dry Franchise Opportunities

A lot will depend on the kind of environment you intend to work in. Portable units are our most cost-effective offering, and they’re tremendous for cleaning apartment complexes and multi-story office environments that do not easily lend themselves to cleaning by truck-mounted units that require long hoses to do the job.

Our truck-mounted units have more capacity, and the level of investment rises with the package. A franchise owner who chooses the most powerful truck-mounted system, the CTS Direct Drive 4.8, will typically purchase a three-quarter-ton van to carry and operate it. We offer franchise owners a wide range of opportunities to match their income, commitment and ambition levels.