About Chem-Dry® – Our History
Chem-Dry is an international carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise chain. Chem-Dry’s mission is helping people live healthy lives by providing eco-friendly carpet and upholstery cleaning services. The Chem-Dry cleaning process was founded on the idea that there had to be a healthier, more effective way to clean carpets with less negative environmental impact than traditional steam cleaning. This led Chem-Dry’s research and development team to develop The Natural®, a green-certified, safe and non-toxic cleaning solution along with a proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction process that delivers an unmatched carpet cleaning experience. Chem-Dry’s process relies on the deep-cleaning power of carbonation and uses 80% less water than typical steam cleaning, which greatly reduces dry times and the risk of mold and mildew that excess water can cause. The result is a deeper, longer lasting, faster drying clean and the peace of mind of having a healthier home.
Similar to the way club soda removes stains from a shirt, Chem-Dry has evolved and adapted the use of carbonation into a superior carpet and upholstery cleaning process. Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonation Extraction process uses millions of tiny bubbles to penetrate the carpet fibers, dissolve dirt and stains quickly, and act as tiny propellants that actually lift dirt, dust and allergens to the surface where they can easily be removed. Because the bubbles do most of the work, Chem-Dry does not need to use heavy amounts of water or soapy chemicals that other cleaners rely on to get your carpets clean. With Chem-Dry, carpets dry faster, reducing the risk of harmful bacteria growing underneath the carpet. They offer upholstery, leather and tile & grout cleaning along with pet odour removal as well.
Chem-Dry began franchising in 1978 and now has over 3500 locations worldwide, including in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia, Portugal, Thailand and the United Kingdom, making it the largest carpet cleaning franchise chain in the world. Chem-Dry has been operating in Ireland since 1990.