Chem-Dry Southern Africa

Chem-Dry Southern Africa

Chem-Dry Southern Africa
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Existing stores for sale or franchisor is looking for new territories in the following areas:
Eastern Cape
Free State
North West
Northern Cape
Western Cape

Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaners offers Upholstery, Drapery and Tile and Stone cleaning, plus a wide range of affordable services which will add beauty and value to your home or business facility.

We take great pride in caring for your carpets and soft furnishings which is why all work is performed by trained and experienced professionals, using only the finest equipment and cleaning solutions.

Our franchisees are licensed, insured and trained to work around your busy schedule. Chem-Dry is currently represented in over fifty countries around the world and have in the order of 4,500 Franchises worldwide. Ongoing training, customer surveys, product audits and visits to Franchisees ensure compliance.

Chem-Dry Southern Africa currently has over 54 Franchisees who are situated in all major South African centres and in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. These Franchisees are required to meet stringent quality standards as specified by Devere International, the holding company based in Logan Utah in the USA.

Carpet Cleaning
Chem-Dry Professional Carpet Cleaning Service Represents the Industry’s Finest in Equipment and Solutions. Our unique approach is eco-friendly, cleans deep, and dries in just a few hours or less so you can go back to life as normal in no time.

Pet Urine Treatment
You love your pets but probably don’t love the mess they or smell of housebreaking accidents resulting in lingering odours smelling like mouldy wool. Our unique P.U.R.T treatment designed to remove over 99% of pet odours.

Leather Cleaning
Chem-Dry offers a safe and effective cleaning of leather furniture that can restore the natural vibrancy and shine of the material. Regular cleanings by a Specialist can prevent undue wear and keep your furniture looking great.

Vinyl Composite Tile
We specialise in floor stripping, waxing & cleaning for Vinyl Composite Tile (VCT). Your Vinyl Composition Tile can stand up to a lot abuse, even in high-traffic areas of a house, but it still needs care and cleaning to keep it looking its best.

Upholstery Cleaning
Our powerful upholstery cleaning equipment is the perfect way to get stains off of your sofas, chairs, loveseats and more. We use the same hot carbonating extraction with natural ingredients to deep clean in a healthy manner.

Commercial Cleaning
Our commercial cleaning customers enjoy the peace of mind knowing their employees have a clean and healthy work environment. We offer commercial carpet cleaning, rug cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile & grout cleaning and more.

Curtain Cleaning
Our professionals have the appropriate knowledge and tools in order to properly evaluate the best and most effective cleaning process to use on the valuable drapes leaving your home healthier, and a more allergen-free place to live.

Tile & Stone Cleaning
Tile and stone floors are very beautiful but very susceptible to dirt and bacteria build-up. Over time, these floors require professional deep cleaning. We offer tile cleaning, stone cleaning and grout cleaning for your home.

Area Rug Cleaning
Rugs can provide a focal point and improve the look of any room – when they are clean. If you have an area rug, oriental rug, Persian or another style rug which could use a good cleaning, we can bring the life back into it.

Speciality Stain Removal
Our professionally trained technicians can help remove stubborn stains including ones that other cleaning companies won’t touch. Learn how Chem-Dry’s proprietary solutions can knock the toughest stains out.

Flood Damage
Water damage can never quite be predicted. Washing machines break, pipes burst and sewage backs up at any time of the day. We understand the stress of such events and will do everything we can to assist.

Granite Top Renewal
Our proprietary process consists of a deep cleaning, residue removal, sealing and polish that will revitalise your counter tops and leave a beautiful shine you’ll enjoy for years to

Our carbonated cleaning method leaves our customers’ carpets clean and dry in only 1-2 hours, and our environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions offer a much-needed answer to the health-conscious questions consumers have been asking.

The Difference Between Chem-Dry and Other Carpet Cleaning Methods.

Chem-Dry uses the Natural® Chem-Dry’s patented system uses a unique, hot-carbonating process and a naturally based cleaning solution that is safe and non-toxic. The system employs a combination of heat and carbonation to help breakdown dirt deeply embedded in carpet or upholstery fibres. Millions of tiny effervescent bubbles lift the dirt to the surface, allowing it to be easily cleaned away rather than becoming further embedded into the fabric.

Chem-Dry secret lies in our cleaning process, which breaks the chemical bond certain elements form with carpet fibres, to fully remove stains without the use of chemicals or detergents. Our patented cleaning solution, The Natural®, is a simple carbon dioxide and water solution that derives its effectiveness from an understanding of chemistry and how it can be used to get stains out of carpets and other surfaces.

The Chem-Dry cleaning process also requires only one fifth of the water needed for steam cleaning and negates the risk of mould or mildew forming in between carpet fibres, while the cleaning process itself is much more gentle and suitable for delicate carpet fibres.

What is more, carbonation naturally tends to form a protective barrier of carbonate residue on the surface of the cleaned carpet that resists dirt as it doesn’t offer bonding sites for most soils.

As long as carpets are cleaned regularly they should act as filters to keep allergens under control in homes and workplaces which all adds up to an outstanding business opportunity for Chem-Dry franchisees as our green cleaning induces customers to pay a little extra for healthy products and services – resulting in better revenue for franchisees.

Companies such as Chem-Dry, who are constantly searching for ways to make their processes safer and more effective are therefore in an excellent position to tap into this growing and profitable market.

Chem-Dry Franchise Owner Profile

  • Entrepreneurial

We developed our areas to make sure you the proper market penetration without the over-saturation many competitors suffer. We only allow multiple franchises into an area based on population. Many areas, depending on geographic location, have service areas with population totals into the millions! If you would like to dominate a particular area, we’d be happy to talk about multiple licenses.


Coastal – For Sale as a Going Concern
Jeffreys Bay, St Francis Bay, Humansdorp, Oyster Bay, Aston Bay and Surrounding Areas

Grahamstown/Makhanda/Port Alfred
Makhanda, Port Alfred, East Bank, Emerald Heights, Alfred Marina, Grahamstown, Cradock Heights, Kingswood, Oatlands North, Kenton-on-Sea, Boesmansriviermond, Kleinemonde, Boknesstrand, Bathurst, Salem, Kasouga, Kariega Reserve and surrounds..

King Williams Town/Qonce
Qonce, King Williams Town, Bisho, Stutterheim, Pirie Missionm Quzini and surrounds.

Mthatha, Umtata, Southernwood, Fort Gale, Southridge Park, Coffee Bay, Tukela, Canzibe and surrounds.


Bethlehem, Ficksburg and Harrismith and surrounds..

Maseru and surrounds.

The entire Goldfields area


Germiston, Brenthurst, Gerdview, Rondebult and Malvern East Areas.

Entire Mamelodi and surrounds..

Norwood, Glen Hazel, Orange Grove, Sandringham and Waverly Areas

Pretoria West & Central
Pretoria West & Central, Hatfield, Sunnyside and Surrounding Areas!

Soweto, Bram Fischerville, Eldorado Park, Jabulani, Protea Glen, Diepkloof, Dobsonville, Klipspruit, Meadowlands, Orlando East, Pimville, Zola and surrounds.


Blaauwbosch, Charlestown, Dannhauser, Charlestown, Dundee, Glencoe, Ladysmith, Madadeni, Nambiti Game Reserve, oSizweni, Rorkes Drift, Utrecht, Van Reenens Pass, Volksrust, Vryheid, Wakkerstroom and surrounds.


Hoedspruit, Phalaborwa, Olifants Areas


Still Bay
Barrydale, Suurbraak, Witsand, Heidelbeg, Still Bay, Albertina, Riversdal and surrounds.

West Coast
Malmesbury , Langebaan, Saldanha, Strandfontein and surrounds.


Walvis Bay
Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and surrounds.

Financial Cost

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 Equipment R 168, 000.00 + Vat
Carpet Cleaning Solutions R 11, 081.00 + Vat
Upholstery Cleaning Solutions R 6, 006.00 + Vat
Promotional Materials R 4, 089.00 + Vat
Tile & Stone incl. Cleaning solutions R 88, 269 + Vat

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.

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