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Chem-Dry is a carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning franchise chain with main offices in Logan, Utah and Nashville, Tennessee. When it was founded in 1977, it was originally based in California. Chem-Dry began franchising in 1978 and now has over 4000 locations worldwide, including in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia, Portugal, Thailand, Malaysia, Kuwait, India, Kazakhstan, Cambodia and the United Kingdom (among others), making it the world's largest carpet cleaning franchise chain. In 2006, Chem-Dry was acquired by The Home Depot.
In 2011 Chem-Dry was sold to Baird Capital Partners which is located in Chicago. This purchase also included N-Hance which specialized in wood cabinet and flooring renewal service. N-Hance has over 200 franchises. In 2018 Baird Capital Partners purchased Delta Disaster Services and now offers flood disaster services.
Chem-Dry uses a hot carbonated extraction process, which is a much drier process than steam cleaning. They also now offer encapsulation, a process to aid commercial carpet cleaning. They offer upholstery cleaning and pet odor removal as well.
Chem-Dry uses a rating system known as "Circle of Excellence" to differentiate franchises. When entering a local ZIP code into Chem-Dry's website, the top results will be those who have achieved "Circle of Excellence". They will be further divided with icons to show those who use CTS Truck Mounts, have achieved 5 Star Training, offer leather cleaning and offer tile and stone cleaning.
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