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Over the past 33 years Citiwide Chem-Dry has been the leading provider of quality and dependable service to Pittsburgh and surrounding counties. As the largest and most recognized Chem-Dry franchise in the Pittsburgh area, Citiwide Chem-Dry has served over 21,000 homes and 2500 businesses and have been recognized and referred exclusively by Rumsur Floors and Levin Furniture.

Citiwide Chem-Dry is second to none in dependable service, and provides same day service and regular maintenance cleaning for homes and businesses. using the exclusive hot carbonated cleaning system, carpets are dry within an hour which is convenient and profitable for businesses and homes.

Citiwide Chem-Dry specializes in carpet, upholstery, on-site drapery cleaning, oriental and area rug cleaning in home and in shop, tile and grout cleaning and sealing, natural stone, marble polishing and wood floor cleaning.

When you choose Citiwide Chem-Dry for your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs, you’re getting the industry’s finest in cleaning equipment and solutions. We offer the trust and confidence of using the leading national brand combined with our friendly, local service. As a Citiwide Chem-Dry professional, we are trained to deliver superior service and quality. Our goal is to help you spend less time worrying about whether your carpets and furniture are clean and safe and more time enjoying your family in a healthy home. Chem-Dry’s healthier, deeper cleaning process uses less water and a natural cleaner to give you the peace of mind of having a truly clean home that’s safe for your kids and pets.

citiwide chem dry carpet technician standing by citiwide chem dry van in sewickley pennsylvania

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 40 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 other residential and commercial services franchise brands such as N-Hance Wood Refinishing, Delta Restoration Services, 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, DUCTZ and HOODZ.

40 years experience you can trust since 1977
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