Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners


The 7,300 firms in the US primarily clean rugs, carpets, and upholstered products, typically on-site at the customer’s premise. Residential customers account for 80% of sales, while commercial customers account for about 20% of sales. Firms may also offer damage restoration, janitorial and custodial, hard surface floor cleaning, water damage restoration, and auto detailing services.

Industry Contraction

The carpet and upholstery cleaning industry has contracted over time, as has the size of the carpet market.

Preference for Alternative Flooring

Non-carpet products have fueled growth in the US flooring market, which has experienced steady gains since the last recession.