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Top 5 Franchises for Spring Cleaning

As spring approaches, we here at have curated a list of the top five cleaning franchises to help you tackle the chores you’re dreading the most.

By Jeff DwyerStaff Writer
10:10AM 04/20/23

Spring is the perfect time of year to start anew. Whether you’re looking to tackle a messy home or just start the season fresh, spring cleaning gives us all a reason to wipe the slate clean. 

Of course, while there are many people out there who enjoy doing housework, some dread spring cleaning. But what if you didn’t have to worry about doing those pesky chores? To get you prepared, we here at have gathered the top five franchises (in no particular order) to help you tackle the items on your spring cleaning to-do list.

  1.   MaidPro
    Units: 280+
    Startup Costs: $105,560 to $130,800

MaidPro is a Boston, Massachusetts-based residential cleaning concept. MaidPro was founded in 1981, and has grown to nearly 300 units across the U.S. and Canada. MaidPro’s team of cleaners utilize a checklist to ensure that every home is thoroughly cleaned, and customers are left smiling. MaidPro falls under the ownership of multi-home service franchisor group Threshold Brands.

2.       Ecomaids*
Units: 80+
Startup Costs: $110,990 to $136,379

Ecomaids is one of the fastest-growing cleaning franchises in the country. The brand, which operates under the umbrella of Happinest Brands, puts the focus on cleaning homes in an environmentally friendly way. Specifically, ecomaids uses effective, non-toxic, allergen-free, Green Seal-certified products to keep its clients and their homes safe from hazardous chemicals. Ecomaids prides itself on being a leader in the cleaning industry that delivers a responsible cleaning experience.

3.       Molly Maid
Units: 450+
Startup Costs: $110,000 to $155,200

Molly Maid was founded in 1984, and offers both residential and commercial cleaning services. Molly Maid falls under the purview of Neighborly Brands. The franchise prides itself on offering its clients a reliable, professional, affordable solution to messy, dirty houses. All of the brand’s employees are trained and insured, and are able to offer customized cleaning plans. Molly Maid works to give busy individuals and families clean and comfortable homes to return to. In order to ensure customer satisfaction, the brand also provides a 24-hour satisfaction guarantee.

4.       Chem-Dry
Units: 3,500+
Startup Costs: $67,645 to $178,907

Chem-Dry is the largest carpet cleaning franchise in the world. Founded over 45 years ago, Chem-Dry has become a leader in its category and boasts over 3,000 franchisees worldwide. The brand provides a long-lasting deep clean to carpets that don’t rely on harsh chemicals or soapy detergents. On top of its carpet cleaning services, Chem-Dry also offers commercial and residential upholstery, tile, stone, grout, air duct, wood floor, and pet urine and odor cleaning services. As a result of its wide array of carpet-focused services, Chem-Dry has reported an exceptional customer-satisfaction rate.

5.      JAN-PRO Cleaning & Disinfecting
Units: 10,000+
Startup Costs: Varies depending on franchise type

JAN-PRO Cleaning & Disinfecting is one of the world’s largest commercial cleaning service providers. JAN-PRO was founded in 1991, and has grown into a network consisting of more than 10,000 small business owners that provide cleaning and disinfecting services to customers around the country. The brand also offers its clients customized commercial cleaning plans, and uses the latest technologies and cleaning techniques in order to ensure a thorough cleaning. The cost to open a JAN-PRO can vary, as the brand offers three types of franchises, including international master franchise opportunities, executive business opportunities and home-based franchise opportunities. For more information on franchising with JAN-PRO, visit:

Spring cleaning is right around the corner. Regardless of which franchise you may be eyeing or if you decide to tackle the chores by yourself, just think about how cathartic you’ll feel once you have a nice clean home to sit back and relax in.


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