New Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise Equipment Opens Lucrative New Markets

Company Develops XTS Unit With Full Cleaning Power at Fraction of Size, Weight and Cost

NASHVILLE, TN - (Marketwire - Nov 27, 2012) - Chem-Dry has unveiled a new, advanced portable unit with all the cleaning power of larger traditional equipment but at a fraction of the cost and size -- sweetening what already is one of the franchise industry's best values for entrepreneurs.

The new XTS (Cross-Over Truck-Mount System) is the company's latest innovation in its proprietary hot carbonating extraction cleaning process, known for providing a deeper, healthier and faster-drying cleaning for carpets and upholstery.

The XTS saves on size by putting the compact solution-heating and delivery system in the van and the extraction power right on top of Chem-Dry's patented PowerHead cleaning unit, minimizing wasted energy and cleaning more efficiently. In testing, Chem-Dry franchise owners noted that the XTS is easier to use than other portable units.

"Our new XTS is a huge step forward in the industry," said Dan Tarantin, president and CEO of Chem-Dry's parent company, Harris Research Inc. "No other surface cleaning company offers a cleaning system that's this portable, powerful, affordable and delivers such a superior customer experience."

The unit is designed to excel at cleaning carpet and upholstery, Chem-Dry's core business. Its simplicity and compactness -- easily wheeled around a home or work space -- means much lower investment, maintenance and repair costs for franchise owners. The unit's compact footprint fits into a smaller and less expensive van, which also saves on fuel costs. At roughly half the cost of Chem-Dry's CTS truck-mounted units, the XTS creates a lower cost option for current franchise owners to expand and an opportunity to provide a lower total investment and stronger return on investment to entrepreneurs looking to start their own business.

About Chem-Dry

Founded in 1977, Chem-Dry is the nation's leading cleaner of carpet, upholstery and other household and office surfaces. It uses a patented method of hot carbonating extraction that deep cleans surfaces, dries faster and makes homes and offices healthier. Its highly ranked franchise system, which consists of more than 3,500 units, extends worldwide. To learn more visit; for franchising information, visit

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