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The Top 10 Cleaning Service Franchise Opportunities of 2023

Looking for a relatively inexpensive but potentially lucrative franchise opportunity? Cleaning service franchises can be a rewarding venture for aspiring entrepreneurs.

By Jeff DwyerStaff Writer
Updated 9:09AM 08/22/23

Not only does cleaning your home take time and hard work, but it can also be an overwhelming process depending on how deep of a cleaning your home needs. Either way, one thing is true: We all need to clean at some point or another.

Whether you’re looking to hire a cleaning company or you want to provide cleaning services to your community, we’ve curated a list of the top 10 cleaning service franchise opportunities you should check out in 2023.


Startup Costs: $110,990 to $136,379
Units: 90+

Ecomaids* is one of the fastest-growing cleaning franchises in the United States. The brand aims to deliver a spotless clean home after every visit and uses non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning products. Ecomaids is operated under the purview of Happinest Brands, which also owns brands such as Lawn Doctor*, Mosquito Hunters* and Elite Window Cleaning. You can learn more about this franchise by clicking here.


Startup Costs: $71,145 to $234,924
Units: 3,500+

Chem-Dry is the largest carpet cleaning franchise in the world. The brand offers a wide range of long-lasting carpet cleaning services, as well as commercial and residential upholstery, tile, stone, grout, air duct, wood floor, and pet urine and odor cleaning services.

ServiceMaster Clean

Startup Costs: $86,320 to $121,935
Units: 700+

ServiceMaster Clean is a residential and commercial cleaning and restoration company. It provides a number of different cleaning services, including carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, air duct cleaning, and janitorial services. You can learn more about this franchise by clicking here.


Startup Costs: $236,270 to $296,775
Units: 2,000+

ServPro is a nationwide restoration franchise that offers cleaning, repair, and reconstruction services for residential and commercial buildings after disasters. As a result of its services, the brand has consistently been ranked No. 1 in the restoration services category by Entrepreneur magazine.


Startup Costs: $105,560 to $130,800
Units: 242

MaidPro is a Boston, Massachusetts-based home cleaning concept. MaidPro’s team of cleaners utilize a checklist to ensure that every home is thoroughly cleaned and customers are always left with a smile. MaidPro is operated under the umbrella of multi-home service franchisor group, Threshold Brands, which also owns Men In Kilts, USA Insulation and Sir Grout. You can learn more about this franchise by clicking here.

Stratus Building Solutions

Startup Costs: $4,450 to $79,750
Units: 3,000+

Stratus Building Solutions is a commercial cleaning concept that offers pressure washing, hard floor care, carpet cleaning, window cleaning, construction cleaning and other janitorial services. The franchise has a relatively low initial investment and has two investment models, including a janitorial unit franchise and a master franchise.

Merry Maids

Startup Costs: $94,480 to $130,410
Units: 990+

Merry Maids is a house-cleaning concept that strives to put customer satisfaction first. The brand, founded in 1979, offers services such as apartment cleaning to enhanced disinfection services and works to help make customers’ homes clean so they can focus on everything else in their lives.  

Two Maids

Startup Costs: $83,140 to $123,890
Units: 100+

Two Maids is a residential cleaning concept that offers onetime cleans or recurring cleaning services to homeowners across the country. The brand prides itself on being an affordable cleaning service that specializes in providing efficient and timely cleaning. You can learn more about this franchise by clicking here.

Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Startup Costs: Contact Vanguard Cleaning System directly for investment information
Units: 3,000+

Vanguard Cleaning Systems is a commercial cleaning franchise that provides janitorial services, office cleaning, commercial cleaning and green cleaning. The brand was founded in 1984 and provides services to more than 15,000 businesses, health care companies, educational facilities and non-profit organizations.


Startup Costs: $161,000 to $243,330
Units: 200+

If you’ve cleaned out your home and are looking for a franchise to help you dispose of the trash, look no further than 1-800-GOT-JUNK? The brand is the world’s largest junk removal company and hauls unwanted trash for its customers, including everything from furniture to yard waste.   You can learn more about this franchise by clicking here.

Get Started on Your Spring Cleaning

Whether you’re an aspiring first-time business owner or a seasoned entrepreneur, cleaning service franchises can be a great addition to your portfolio and an even better way to build wealth and create a meaningful impact on your community.


*This brand is a paid partner of 1851 Franchise. For more information on paid partnerships please click here.