FAQs & Quick Facts

WHAT IS THE INITIAL INVESTMENT IN A CHEM-DRY FRANCHISE?

Initial investment amounts vary according to individual preference but generally stand between R 130 000.00 to R 210 000.00. Factors that influence the sum include which type of van and range of equipment you choose.

WILL CHEM-DRY FINANCE MY BUSINESS?

Unfortunately no, although Chem-Dry Head Office can supply a new buyer with a Business Plan and Forecast for a bank loan application. If the loan is approved a franchise agreement will then be concluded.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN EQUIPMENT PACKAGES?

Class E Franchise sets you up with all the necessary Carpet, Upholstery and Curtain cleaning equipment as well as other specialised services such as Chem-Dry’s Pet Urine Removal Treatment and Spot and Stain treatments.
Class F Franchise is everything that is included in an E class franchise with the addition of Chem-Dry’s Tile and Stone Cleaning services.

DOES CHEM-DRY OFFER TRAINING

Of course. Your four day training programme will take place at Chem-Dry SA, located in St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape. During this time training on all aspects regarding a Chem-Dry franchise will be covered as we make sure you are solidly armed with an arsenal of Chem-Dry cleaning information before setting you off into the wide blue yonder. Accommodation is provided by Chem-Dry SA for the duration of the course; however you will have to cover your own travel expenses.

HOW DO TERRITORIES WORK?

Your specified operational area will be set out in your Franchisee Agreement and you may advertise and solicit business freely within this designated zone. This way we ensure that Chem-Dry franchisees are never in competition with each other as each branch’s trading zone is clearly defined.

WHAT IS MY MONTHLY ROYALTY/FRANCHISE FEE AND MARKETING FEE?

Chem-Dry South does not ask for royalties however there is a flat monthly service fee of R1 750 plus vat.

HOW MUCH CAN I MAKE?

As the old adage goes – “What you put in is what you get out” – and your success rate will be partly dependant on how much time and effort you are willing to expend. At an appropriate time in the process Chem-Dry SA will facilitate communication between a qualified candidate and an established franchisee who can relate their experience to you and give you some pointers and advise.

WHAT IS CHEM-DRY’S COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE?

Besides developing you into a qualified and competent Chem-Dry carpet and upholstery franchise owner, Chem-Dry will also back you with world class products and a professional and well regarded reputation. You will be trained in Chem-Dry’s proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction process of cleaning and equipped with innovative technology designed to make delivering customer satisfaction a cinch. Combine this with Chem-Dry’s green-cleaning core solution and you are set to conquer the carpet and upholstery cleaning industry.