November 29, 2012 // Franchising.com // Nashville, TN - 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.
While the extraction power with the company’s existing truck-mounted system is located in the van, the XTS places the extraction power directly on top of the PowerHead cleaning unit, much closer to the carpet. So in addition to being portable with a compact footprint, the XTS’s innovative design offers optimized vacuum efficiency. In testing, Chem-Dry franchise owners also 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 XTS 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 size fits into a smaller and less expensive van, which also saves on fuel costs and is better for the environment. 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.
The Carpet and Rug Institute, the carpet industry’s leading trade association, has rated all of the XTS’s equipment models Platinum – its highest level – in its Seal of Approval program. The CRI’s ratings are based on a rigorous evaluation of the key performance areas of each unit, including soil removal, carpet texture retention and rate of resoiling.
Founded in 1977, Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning service with over 3,500 units in 35 countries. Its green-certified solution and proprietary hot carbonating extraction cleaning process allow surfaces to dry faster, provide a deeper clean, and leave homes healthier. Chem-Dry has been ranked the number one carpet cleaning franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 24 consecutive years and has been selected by Franchise Direct as one of the top 100 global franchises. For more information, visit www.chemdry.com or visit www.chemdryfranchise.com for franchise opportunities. Chem-Dry is owned by Harris Research, Inc., which is also the founder and owner of the fast-growing N-Hance Wood Renewal franchise.
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