How Much Does It Cost?

Owning a Smart Carpet Cleaning franchise is an affordable investment with long-term growth potential

You might think franchising with the brand that’s poised to disrupt the $5.9 billion carpet cleaning industry for good might break the bank – but in fact, the opposite is true.

Smart Carpet Cleaning is one of the most affordable franchise opportunities in the carpet cleaning category by design. Our founder Robert Valois spent decades perfecting a business model with the idea that one day he could make owning a Smart Carpet Cleaning franchise an accessible opportunity for driven entrepreneurs.

“We take our commitment to our franchise owners incredibly seriously,” he says. “I designed this business so that the barriers to entry are relatively low. Once you make the initial investment of a vehicle, the equipment, and the cleaning product, you don’t need a large team or a large space to get started. The model is flexible enough and scalable enough that you can make it your own. I started this business out of my garage and scaled it up to having multiple vans and several employees serving hundreds of customers. We’re here to support you in ensuring that you’re running your business the smart way.”

The total costs of ownership for a Smart Carpet Cleaning franchise range from $123,365 – $185,225. These costs include the franchise fee, the wrapped vehicle, commercial washing machines, equipment, several months of cleaning product inventory, marketing costs, and working capital to get your business off the ground running.

What do I get for my franchise fee?

The franchise fee for Smart Carpet Cleaning is $34,000, and this gives you access to our proven business model, our revolutionary and proprietary deep cleaning process, and one-on-one training and ongoing support from our founder Robert Valois, who built Smart Carpet Cleaning from the ground up. Smart Carpet Cleaning specifically offers large, protected territories in prime growth markets, and our early adopters will get the right of refusal in neighboring territories, so there is a big opportunity to have an outsized impact as we grow across the country.

Do you offer financing?

While the Smart Carpet Cleaning franchise doesn’t offer direct access to financing, we have relationships with third-party lenders who can help you explore financing options. Please fill out an inquiry form on this website to start a conversation. We’re happy to talk through financing options with you!

Want a deeper dive into the costs and fees associated with ownership?

For a comprehensive overview of the costs and fees associated with owning a Smart Carpet Cleaning franchise, please review item 7 from our most recent franchise disclosure document below:

Type Of ExpenditureAmount - LowAmount - HighMethod Of Payment
Initial Franchise Fee
$34,000$34,000Lump sum
Pre-Opening Travel$2,000$5,000As Incurred
$3,000$15,000Lump sum
Office Equipment
$1,500$6,000As Incurred
Vehicle$25,000$45,000As Incurred
Vehicle Graphic Wrap
and Custom Interior
$8,000$13,000As Incurred
Training Package

$16,000$19,000As Incurred
Van Stock Package $2,500$3,000As Incurred
Commercial Pad Washer
$14,640$18,000As Incurred
Liquid Inventory – First Year
$8,500$11,000As Incurred
Shop Equipment and
$2,000$2,500As Incurred
Business Permits and
$25$25Lump sum
Rent$600$3,000As arranged
Employee Uniforms

$600$700As Incurred
Professional Fees

$1,000$2,000As Incurred
Additional Funds – 3
$4,000$8,000As Incurred
Total$123,365$185,225As Incurred

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