Chem-Dry of Santa Cruz County has proudly been locally owned and operated since 1977. We get our customer’s homes and commercial spaces healthier by cleaning their carpets, upholstery, and area rugs. We also offer a revolutionary pet urine and odor removal service to remove pet stains and odors. Our process leaves your carpets in hours, not days. All of the products we use are green-certified and are completely safe for your family and pets.
Our team lives and works within this vibrant community, and we’re committed to making it a cleaner, healthier place to live. We specialize in providing superior carpet cleaning services that not only leave your floors looking spotless, but also improve the overall air quality in your home. Trust us to deliver affordable, first-rate cleaning services that will make your home feel fresh and inviting.
History of the Chem-Dry Brand
As a young man working his way through law school in the early 1970’s, Robert Harris was a carpet cleaner who was working for someone else. Unhappy with the performance of the cleaning products then available, he began looking for a better solution. His research stretched into years and years of studying the chemical properties of cleaning formulas and years of backbreaking experiments which required cleaning areas of dirty carpets with one formula and then another.
Eventually, he developed a revolutionary carbonated solution that not only cleaned beautifully, but was also safe and non-toxic. With the birth of Chem-Dry in 1977 came self-employment and success. The demand for his cleaning services mushroomed and soon friends and family clamored for his secret. From the first small group of franchises, the Chem-Dry network has grown to thousands of successful franchises around the world. As the Chem-Dry family increases, Robert Harris has seen his own success story repeated by many franchisees.
Now, after more than 45 years, Chem-Dry is ranked the #1 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Company in America by Entrepreneur Magazine, with more locations than any other business in the industry! Led by Brand President Ed Quinlan, Chem-Dry continues its mission today of being an innovation leader and helping provide cleaner and healthier homes and workplaces for people around the world.
Chem-Dry is also a member of the BELFOR Franchise Group family of brands, which includes 12 other residential and commercial services franchise brands such as N-Hance Wood Refinishing, redbox+ Dumpsters, 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, The Patch Boys, DUCTZ, HOODZ, and more.