What’s dirtier than your toilet seat? A lot of things, actually: your kitchen sponge, smartphone, computer keyboards, doorknobs – the list goes on. But don’t forget your carpets.
With hundreds of thousands of bacteria per square inch, carpets are way dirtier than a toilet seat. Carpets are a catch-all for dirt, dust, dead skin cells, pet hair, and other types of allergens. Cockroaches, dust mites, and other critters lurk in and under the carpets, too.
Vacuuming your carpet at least once a week can help keep the allergens and critters at bay. But vacuuming alone isn’t enough. You still need to have it deep-cleaned by a professional every few months.
This constant demand for professional cleaning is what pushes the carpet cleaning industry to continue to thrive. Each year, Americans lay more than 10 billion square feet of carpet in their homes, and all of those carpets have to be cleaned.
In 2018, the US carpet cleaning industry reached five billion dollars in revenue, but no single company claims a major share of the market. The industry is dominated by over 40,000 small independently owned businesses — and this number could include you when you become a DryMaster™ Systems Affiliate.
Start a Carpet Cleaning Business with the Support of an Established Company
DryMaster™ Systems has been in the carpet cleaning business for 25 years. We’ve helped hundreds of individuals turn into successful business owners like us.
Join our family as an affiliate, and we’ll give you access to our superior DryMaster™ technology. We’ll share with you our tried-and-tested marketing and advertising methods, so you will find it easier to attract customers. We’ll help you learn the ropes of the carpet cleaning business before you open your own.
Plus, as you operate your carpet cleaning business, you can count on us to deliver the technical support you need.
Become a DryMaster™ Affiliate in Seven Easy Steps
Now that you’re ready to take a piece of that huge carpet cleaning market, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to start your own carpet cleaning company by becoming a DryMaster™ Affiliate:
1. Let’s Discuss Your Options
We have various business packages for affiliates. Feel free to choose one that suits your budget and includes the services you want to provide in your area. If you need help with your decision, we’re here to weigh in on your options:
Complete Professional Carpet Cleaning Business Package ($3,790)
- DryMaster™ Dry Formula Carpet Extraction System (with a five-year warranty on parts and labor)
- Getting Started Manual
- Personal Coach (Your coach is available to support you, even after business hours.)
- Advertising Tools (including access to the online affiliate portal)
- DryMaster™ Formula Patented Carpet Detergents (The amount is enough to clean 17,000 square feet of carpets.)
- Other Business Supplies (including pump sprayer, carpet coasters, utility brush, and more)
Premium Package ($5,995)
This includes the complete professional carpet cleaning package and the upholstery and area rug cleaning package. Ninety-eight percent of carpet cleaning businesses provide upholstery cleaning as well. This premium package helps you stay competitive in the industry.
Power Packages ($7,995 to $12,595)
These packages come with standard inclusions plus larger cleaning machines (GTX or NOVAX). You can also have a customized website with online booking functionality if you choose one of the power packages. Don’t forget about the bonus supplies for these options, including a handheld tile and grout cleaning tool and a heater and circuit locator.
Unlike franchisors, we don’t charge $50,000 to $150,000 to help you start your carpet cleaning business. We also don’t charge royalties or franchise fees. You don’t have to spend a lot to join the industry.
2. Sign Up as an Affiliate
After we discuss your options and other concerns over the phone, you may sign up as an affiliate via phone, too. During this phone conference, our representative determines whether you meet the qualification requirements to become a DryMaster™ affiliate.
3. Choose a Business Name
We’ll work with you to select and finalize the name of your carpet cleaning business. We also teach you how to register the name so that your customers can easily distinguish your business.
4. Open Up a Business Bank Account
Keeping your business profits from your personal savings is a must when running a business. Our representative guides you on how to open up a bank business account where you can deposit all your checks.
5. Open Up a Merchant Account
Our team teaches you how to open a merchant account. This way, you can accept credit card payments, which many carpet cleaning customers prefer.
6. Get a Basic Liability Business Insurance
As a soon-to-be business owner, you need to make sure your business, employees, and customers are protected. One way to do that is by getting a basic inexpensive liability business insurance policy. You don’t need insurance right from the start, but it becomes more important once you hire cleaning technicians. Count on our representatives to guide you through the process of getting a basic policy for your business.
7. Learn the Ropes of the Business
Once everything is ready for your business, you will begin the one-on-one training with one of our professional carpet cleaning personal coaches. Your personal coach will train you over the phone or through the use of videos. Note that this coaching is available on an unlimited basis. Your coach is always ready to answer any questions you may have before you start or while you run your carpet cleaning business.
Starting your own carpet cleaning company gives you a chance to be your own boss. With affordable startup costs and technical support from us, you don’t have to begin from scratch to succeed in today’s thriving carpet cleaning industry. Best of all, with your professional carpet cleaning services, you get to serve your community and help keep it clean and healthy.
Give us a call today to know more about our affiliate program or to request a free business guide.