Smart Carpet Cleaning Franchise FAQs

Answers to common questions about the Smart Carpet Cleaning franchise

Below are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the Smart Carpet Cleaning franchise opportunity. Don’t see your question or want to explore any of the topics below at a deeper level? Please fill out an inquiry form on this website. We can’t wait to hear from you!

What is a Smart Carpet Cleaning franchise?

Smart Carpet Cleaning is ready to redefine how carpet cleaning is done. Founded by Robert Valois over two decades ago, Smart Carpet Cleaning has been quietly building into the most disruptive carpet cleaning franchise the industry has ever seen. Step one was to develop a deep cleaning process that solved the wet issues associated with traditional steam cleaning. This was achieved by using 90% less water. Step two was to have a business model that reduces business costs and radically improves productivity so that pricing could allow markets to be taken quickly. Smart Carpet Cleaning has achieved this and is ready to rapidly expand across the United States.

What makes Smart Carpet Cleaning so disruptive?
The industry is dominated by brands that use dual systems – a steam cleaning (hot water extraction) primary deep cleaning method and a secondary system that is less wet, such as encapsulation or a shampoo spin bonnet method. The primary system is deep cleaning but when done correctly requires too much labor, water, and time in order to meet market price points. Therefore brands that use this method cut corners in order to keep costs down, resulting in long dry times and often delivering a poor end result to an unwitting customer. The secondary system is used when customers don’t want a long drying wet process and want reasonable costs. These secondary methods fulfill this need but require a primary process, such as steam cleaning, periodically to maintain the carpet. Smart’s one system replaces dual system approaches because it is an adaptive process that can deep clean high-soiled areas when encountered and cleans very rapidly in low-soiled areas.

And our method works. Smart Carpet Cleaning is the only low moisture method that has been Gold Certified for deep cleaning by the Carpet and Rug Institute.

As the word gets out that Smart Carpet Cleaning can deliver on both service and price, we will get an outsized share of the market.

How much does a Smart Carpet Cleaning franchise cost?
The total costs of ownership for a Smart Carpet Cleaning franchise range $123,565 – $177,225. The costs of ownership are designed to give franchise owners flexibility. If you want to start out as an owner-operator and grow a home-based business, or if you want to build a carpet cleaning empire in your market, Smart Carpet Cleaning is ready to help you realize your goals.

How Much is the Franchise Fee?

What is the Royalty Structure?
Our royalty rate is fixed at 6%. See our current Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for additional details.

Do you offer financing?
We do not currently offer financing for your investment, however, our team can help discuss different funding options to explore potential options for you. Our franchise partnership is here to guide you from the moment you decide to explore our brand, and that includes getting funding in a responsible way!

Do I need to have experience in carpet cleaning?
No! In fact, we’d love it if you came to us without any prior experience in the carpet cleaning industry. If you’re passionate about bringing a truly disruptive brand to market, are a capable leader with strong business acumen, and are excited about networking in your community, we can teach you the rest.

What kind of training and support do you provide?
We provide comprehensive training and ongoing support for every aspect of the business model:

  • How to use our proprietary method to clean carpets
  • How to market effectively in your community
  • How to build and grow a book of business
  • How to deliver exceptional customer service
  • How to grow and develop a team
  • Ongoing mentoring and professional development to help you realize your own potential

How Do You Define Territories?
Smart Carpet Cleaning offers large, protected territories that are based on zip codes and population size. This means that our owners will not compete with other Smart Carpet Cleaning franchise owners in nearby markets, instead, they will help each other grow.

What territory is available?
Smart Carpet Cleaning has wide open availability in prime markets across the nation. For more information about expansion opportunities near you, please fill out an inquiry form on this website to start a conversation.

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