What Are My Startup Costs?


The purchase price of the Franchise varies according to the level of investment determined by you. The options in this regard are set out as follows. As with most franchise systems, there is an initial fee payable which is a once-off fee of R 48,500,00 (Fourty Eight Thousand Five Hundred Rand) plus Vat for a Major Centre or R 38,500,00 (Thirty Eight Thousand Five Hundred Rand) plus Vat for Minor Centres. In addition there are the costs associated with the purchase of the equipment, cleaning solutions and promotional materials, selected by you. One can budget approximately as follows:

Carpet and Upholstery EquipmentR 125, 000.00 + Vat
Carpet Cleaning SolutionsR 11, 081.00 + Vat
Upholstery Cleaning SolutionsR 6, 006.00 + Vat
Promotional MaterialsR 4, 089.00 + Vat
Non Franchise Start-up (Additional Services)
Tile & Stone incl. Cleaning solutionsR 88, 269 + Vat
Startup Costs


Unlike most franchise systems, there are no royalties – what you earn is what you keep.

The only additional charge raised by us is that of a monthly service fee of R1,750.00 per month plus VAT escalating annually by the inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index, or 10%, whichever is the greater. This covers administrative expenses of processing orders and maintenance of a head office structure geared to help you to achieve success.

Chem-Dry® is the largest carpet cleaning organization in the world and in South Africa. Chem-Dry® SA was established in 1993. We have a network of 60 well trained Franchisees with an outstanding reputation in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.Chem-Dry® SA was named Chem-Dry’s Master Franchisee of 2013 at the Devere International Convention held in Nashville, Tennessee.