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Chem-Dry is a carpet cleaning franchise chain based in Logan, Utah. When it was founded in 1977, it was originally based in California. Chem-Dry[1] began franchising in 1978 and now has over 4000 locations[2] 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. In 2006, Chem-Dry was acquired by The Home Depot.[3][4]

Chem-Dry uses hot carbonated extraction, which is a drier process than steam cleaning.[citation needed] 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 and offer tile and stone cleaning.


  1. ^ "About Chem-Dry". 
  2. ^ "online directory". 
  3. ^ "Home Depot, Form 8-K, Current Report, Filing Date Feb 21, 2006". Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Home Depot, Form 10-K, Annual Report, Filing Date Mar 29, 2006" (PDF). Retrieved March 23, 2013. 

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