OXI FRESH Pt. 2: The Green Franchise

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Part 2 of our Featured Franchise Series interview with Jonathan Barnett, Founder & President of Oxi Fresh.

oxifresh-vans-500-3001Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning® franchise owners use a green cleaning method that harnesses the power of oxygen to clean carpets.  OxiFresh franchise owners provide carpet cleaning that’s safe for children and pets,  leaves no sticky residue and has a drying time of only one hour.   Read what OxiFresh owners have to say about their franchise at the first link below:
Featured Opportunity: Oxi Fresh Franchise (28+ Comments),
Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Franchise Profile
Interview with Jonathan Barnett, Oxi Fresh

FranchisePick.com: Do Oxi Fresh franchisees service residences, businesses, or both?

Jonathan: Some carpet cleaning businesseses focus on both commercial and residential accounts, while others are strictly residential.  Oxi Fresh is designed to serve the needs of both residential and business customers.

FranchisePick.com: What is the Oxi Fresh cleaning process? How does it differ from other cleaning methods?

Jonathan: Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning® is committed to being green and using non toxic, biodegradable products. Our nearly dry cleaning method saves water, while our innovative equipment saves energy.

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning® uses the power of oxygen to clean rather than harsh chemicals that leavebaby_small a residue on the carpet. Our low moisture process uses significantly less water, ensuring a fast dry time and preventing dirt and oils from seeping down into the carpet pad. The result is a thorough, environmentally friendly carpet cleaning every time.

FranchisePick.com: How does the Oxi Fresh cleaning method benefit consumers? Can they truly tell the difference? How?

Jonathan: In addition to having great looking carpet, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning’s® low moisture system never reaches the carpet pad, and therefore prevents the development of mold and mildew.

The Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning® system also promotes a healthier indoor environment by removing dust mites, allergens, soils and contaminants. Ultimately, customers are left with clean carpets and a healthier home.

FranchisePick.com: Are you finding that consumers are truly interested in working with “green companies,” or is this just media hype? How is Oxi Fresh better for the environment than other methods?

Jonathan: As customers become more aware of just how hazardous certain ingredients can be, they are definitely more concerned with using safe products in their home; not only for the environment, but for their family and pets as well.

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning® franchise owners use non toxic and biodegradable products that have a low moisture system that saves thousands of gallons of water each year.  They use energy efficient equipment that doesn’t release harsh contaminants into the air.

To find out many of the other ways in which Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning® is a green company, please visit our website at www.oxifresh.com. There is a lot of info on there.

One thing is that while it takes a typical carpet cleaner 40 gallons of water to clean 6 rooms, it takes Oxi Fresh 2 gallons. Oxi Fresh also does not have any waste water after the cleaning that it has to dispose of. We use all of it. However our competition has to dispose of its waste water somewhere after the job.

FranchisePick.com: What offer other services and products in addition to carpet cleaning?

Jonathan: Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning® also offers upholstery and tile and grout cleaning. By offering these additional services, we are able to better accommodate our customers needs by bundling their services together when needed.

OXI FRESH FANWALL:  Are you a fan of Oxi Fresh Carpet cleaning?  Share a comment below!

image source:  Oxi Fresh.  *This post is part of the FranchisePick.Com’s Featured Franchises series and is sponsored content.  Comments moderated for relevance.  If you would like information on having your franchise featured on FranchisePick.com, email Sean at info[at]FranBest.com.

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  • http://www.oxifresh.com Blaine

    Oxi Fresh carpet cleaning has been an incredible product for us here in Akron Ohio, we love the way it cleans carpet and the fact that it is a green carpet cleaning product our customers love it and feel that it is better for their families and the environment. We especially love the process because it dries so fast and it is one of the best carpet cleaning process’s we have ever seen, Oxi Fresh uses the power of oxygen to break down the dirt in your carpet and then encapsulates the dirt in a crystal polymer that is easily removed from your carpet. Carpet cleaning continues to be a good business for us and in these tough economic times provides our customers with a safe, and better alternative to replacing their carpet. If you are looking to get your carpet cleaning done Oxi Fresh remains one of the top choices in the industry.

  • Robert

    Our Oxi Fresh customers here in Portland and Salem Oregon comment on our small, fuel efficient vehicles all the time. They are impressed how compact our equipment is and that we do not have to operate our vehicle during the cleaning process. They realize that we are not only saving hundreds of gallons of water throughout the day, we also save gallons of fuel a day compared to other systems. Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning is a Green company from the product we use to the way we operate.

  • http://www.oxifresh.com Brad Rohrich

    We service residential and commercial carpet. The fact that we don’t use harsh chemicals has had a huge impact on our communities we serve. Restaurants no longer have to be worried about their food being contaminated by harsh chemicals in the air. Oxi Fresh’s cleaning process saves lots of water and electricity as well. Also the fact that we don’t have truck mounted units, we are not polluting the air by having to run our vehicles or generators while we clean. Going Green is a direction that all companies should be striving for. It makes me proud that we are already there.

  • http://www.oxifresh.com Dusty

    Oxi Fresh in Spokane, WA is being received very well by being a “Green ” company. We run vehicles that are good on gas, and we figure that we are saving over 1500 gallons of water every week over the competition. Oxi fresh in Spokane lets their customers know that we use solutions, not harsh chemicals. Where do the other cleaners put all that dirty water they pull out of the carpets? It goes down the drain somewhere. Oxi Fresh in Spokane, WA does not have to deal with that scenario, and we are proud that we are able to save gas by not running our vehicles the whole time we are at the home, or having to run a gas powered machine while we are cleaning. Oxi Fresh of Spokane, WA is also not a fairweather cleaner. We clean winter, spring, summer, and fall. Our carpets are dry in about an hour, where in the winter a competitors cleaning method may actually take a week to dry. When Oxi Fresh of Spokane, WA is at your home, you do not have to have all your windows and doors open and the heat turned up to 90 degrees to get your carpets dry while heating or cooling the outside while we are there. It saves the homeowner money on their heating and cooling bills. We are proud to be a green company for our sake as well as the job we are doing for the client, and saving water and resources for our generations to follow.

  • http://www.oxifresh.com Brian Johnson

    I couldn’t be more happy with my purchase of the Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Franchise. As a franchise consultant, I see a lot of concepts that are attractive to add to my portfolio of franchises. Oxi Fresh is perhaps the best passive concept I have seen. The call center has been wonderful and allows me to be a hands off operator. I simply just manage my manager. The green aspect of the franchise really gets the phone ringing and the support has been phenomenal!

    Brian Johnson
    Oxi Fresh of the East Bay

  • http://oxifresh.com Joe

    All natural cleaning agents… my customers love it. Children and pets can lay on carpet and not worry about skin irritation or allergies. No hoses through your widows or doors. My repeat and reco business is growing every hour.
    long Island, NY

  • http://www.oxifresh.com Peter

    Most of my customers are households that have kids and/or pets. One of the reasons a first time customer will call is because of our green cleaning process. They usually state that in using previous cleaners the carpets will stay wet for a very long time or the carpet dries hard from chemical residues. The likely hood of mold/mildew developing are eliminated due to the low volume of water we use. Plus, there is no residue and kids are usually rolling around on the dry carpet as I’m on my way out of the door. If I ever have leftover cleaning product I just use it towards my next job. The equipment is compact and fits in the trunk of my car! My business is growing based on our process alone!

    Oxi Fresh of Wesley Chapel, FL

  • http://www.oxifresh.com James Cox

    Oxi Fresh of North Texas has in a short time established itself as a leader in green technology in the carpet cleaning industry. Our customers are excited about the clean, safe and efficient methods we use to help them care for their investment. North Texans and particularly those in and around The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex have expressed time and again how suprised they are at our non-intrusive cleaning methods. The green technology works and customers have repeatedly commented on how impressed they are with the results. They just love hearing us say “water your lawn, not your carpet”. Dallas/ Fort Worth customers are looking for efficient, non-toxic, biodegradable, low moisture, air and earth friendly solutions to their floor care. Oxi Fresh of North Texas has it all! Go Green!
    Dallas / Forth Worth

  • http://www.house2homepro.com Victoria Rader

    We at Oxi Fresh of Northern Virginia are “green” in the business having purchased a franchise last month after my dad Victor has worked as a tech for over a year. There is no better company to be “green” with as it is GREEN! It brings great peace of mind to know that the carpets are absolutely safe for both kids and pets. The new clients are amazed and are spreading the word to their friends of this new fascinatingly efficient and pure method. Just think of the potential of green hotels, green restaurants…

    SEM Greenway LLC
    d/b/a Oxi Fresh of Northern VA

  • http://oxifresh.com kendal

    I Love how clean it get the carpets and the fact that i dont have to be out of my house all day while it drys. Oxi Fresh is great

  • Jeff

    I have found that many of my customers here in Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska are very concerned with doing what they can for the environment. Our GREEN carpet cleaning process gives them that option in caring for their carpet. They are usually surprised that the results are even better than they have gotten with other carpet cleaners- with less inconvenience to them since it dries so quickly! Go GREEN! Oxi Fresh is the only choice for GREEN carpet cleaning!

    Oxi Fresh of Omaha/Lincoln Nebraska

  • http://oxifresh.com Bob Radican

    Last week we cleaned the rugs at a day care center. The owner was delighted with the result. She pointed out that many of the daily indoor activities involve the children being on the rug. There is a concern with the kids exposure to dust mites, germs, dirt and problem chemicals. OxiFresh Rhode Island will be looking for more customers in this industry. We have cmpleteted 5 months with our new franchise and are very happy with the business.
    Robert Radican, OxiFresh of Rhode Island 401-942-9000.

  • Della

    Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning of Des Moines offers its clients a “Go Green” carpet cleaning experience with a fast “one hour” dry time. Most everyone is concerned with the environment and in Des Moines, our clients choose Oxi Fresh to clean their carpets because it is a green company that is safe to use in their homes. They trust our cleaning system to get their carpets clean by using less water, less electricity, and extending the carpet life through regular maintenance cleaning, they actually save money too! Using the power of oxygen, “The Way Mother Nature Cleans” to clean carpets the Oxi Fresh way, is one way we can all make a difference and have clean carpets too!
    Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning of Des Moines

  • http://oxifresh.com Craig of St. Louis

    We’ve been in business for just about a year now. We have had a fantastic response from our new customers. People Love our product for many reasons. The first is that Oxi Fresh is GREEN. In addition we use very little water. We use a couple of gallons of water on the average job. Unlike some of our competitors can use 40 gallons of water on the same size job. The customers don’t have worry about any residue that can be harmful for there kids or pets.

    We had one customer that said she was able to take her dogs boots off after we cleaned her carpets. I told her I didn’t understand what she was telling me. She said she had her carpets cleaned on a regular basis. With the other cleaning companies she had used before. Her dog would lick it’s paws so much they would start to bleed. Then when the dog walked around it would get it all over the carpet. The only thing she could figure was the Green Oxi Fresh method didn’t leave any kind of residue afterwards. So then the dog didn’t lick it paws any longer. So she was able to take it’s little boots off.

    So to sum it it up. We are Green, our process is Dry in an hour or less. And Oxi Fresh cleans better than other companies as well. How can you go wrong?

  • http://www.oxifresh.com Doug of MetroEast Illinois

    I’ve been in the business offering Oxi Fresh Carpet cleaning services in the St. Louis Metro East Illinois area for only 7 months now and continue to get a kick out of the responses I get from my customers once I finish cleaning their carpets. If I only had a dollar for every time I heard the word “WOW!” I’d be starting another franchise by now. Everyone is impressed with the results and genuinely respects the fact our company is truly “green” by conserving water, not putting toxic agents back into the Earth, and recycling our used supply materials. Many customers have told me they selected my service because of this and then are astounded at the results. It’s a win-win situation for everyone!

  • Bill

    Oxi Fresh of Northwest Arkansas is in a group of very “green” friendly communities that really appreciate our entire process. From the minute we pull up to the front door of a home in our fuel-efficient vehicles our customers recognize how different we are. When they see we only use a fraction of the water the traditional carpet cleaners do they’re even more intrigued. When I tell them their pets and children are fine being in the home as we’re cleaning because we don’t use any harsh chemicals they need to be afraid of, they often get a “where have you been all my life” type of look when they think about the nasty chemical smells and gallons upon gallons of water other carpet cleaners leave behind. Finally, when they see the results and how well this process cleans (many times getting out stains the other companies couldn’t) I know I’ve gained a loyal customer and can expect a call in 6-12 months to come back out and clean their carpet again.

  • Bryan Bailey of SW Michigan

    Since the green revolution is still in its infancy in many parts of the country, some people may be hesitant to try a green process for fear it will not work as well as the traditional chemical methods. I want to share an experience that shows how well our green process works. I’ve only been in business for less than a year, so I still work a full time job as my business gets established. I work for a Fortune 500 company (in the top 150). The janitorial company handles the carpet cleaning. Since people in the company know that I am also an Oxi franchisee, I received a call on a Thursday afternoon asking if there was a way for me to take a look at the CEO’s waiting room. The janitorial company had done a terrible job (many stains remained) and there was a large meeting taking place the following Monday. I came out that evening and within an hour had taken care of the issue. The next morning, the CEO’s receptionist called and was absolutely blown away with the results. Even though the carpet cleaning is under contract with a VERY large national janitorial company, I was able to prove that our process provides superior results AND is environmentally friendly to boot. I’m sure we’ll get more calls in the future to handle the highly visible areas of the company. Good enough for a Fortune 500 CEO, good enough for most!!

  • David Englund

    Green is the only way to go in Florida. Customers in Florida are very aware of the fact that we have high humidity and very warm temperatures most of the year. OXI Fresh’s low water usage helps prevent the development and growth of mold and mildew associated with excess water on the carpets. They also appreciate the fact that the windows do not have to be open due to the smell of harsh chemicals. In Florida we prefer to keep our windows closed to allow the AC to cool our homes. OXI Fresh’s green products allow our customers to have cleaner carpets without the risk of mold and mildew or the unwelcomed side effects of harsh cleaning chemicals. The feedback we get from customers once they have experience OXI FRESH has been nothing short of wonderful.

  • Frank Souk

    The green aspect of carpet cleaning is why I purchased my Oxi Fresh franchise. The trend in the country has been looking at more ways to go green, finding a better way to do things. My research lead me to this outfit. I thought I was taking a chance at only being the 10th franchise in this new company. The low moisture without the harsh chemicals is why I have high repeat and referral numbers. Happy customers overall and even better a happy wife.

  • Chris Souk

    I have been operating my Oxi Fresh franchise in Charlotte, NC for a little over a month. I am amazed at the main reason customers are calling to set up appointments. They view our process as being enviromentally friendly and safe for their family and pets. This is what has compelled a majority of my customers to do business with Oxi Fresh. This company is positioned as the leader in “green” carpet cleaning.

    Chris Souk
    Oxi Fresh of the Carolinas

  • http://www.al.com/green Randy & Amy Butler

    We are the only green carpet cleaning company in our area and we found out real quick that consumers have been wanting this for some time now. In this day and age, with so many other “issues” to contend with, it is important that people can at least feel safe when it comes to their homes being cleaned with non-toxic solutions. The comfort of knowing you are not harming your children or pets is irreplaceable!

    We have a 6 year old son who has allergies and asthma and every time we had a carpet cleaning company come in to our home in the past, he would have an asthma attack and have to be put on his neubulizer for days. Once we found Oxi Fresh and saw with our own eyes the transformation it had on our son, we knew this is what we needed and that others like us, would need it too. We not only clean our own carpets on a regular 3 month schedule, we also clean their mattresses, which has helped tremendously with dust mites and cleared our indoor air.

    We couldn’t be more pleased with the results from Oxi Fresh and most of all, our son’s health has improved.

  • http://www.franbest.com Sean Kelly

    Oxi Fresh franchise owners share their experiences on being a green company, and the marketing edge it gives them:
    OXI FRESH Franchisees Happy to be Green (1)

    OXI FRESH Franchisees Happy to be Green (2)

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  • http://www.oxifresh.com Don Rust

    We at Oxi Fresh of Metro Atlanta are thrilled with the cleaning method and results we get by using this all natural cleaning method. We have cleaned residiential,day Care, Apartment complexes, assisted living centers, multiple businesses, with a customer satisfaction rating over 99%. They love the way we clean plus they can use their home or facility in about an hour after we get done with their carpet due to the low moisture cleaning method. I have heard dozens of customer’s tell me that we saved their carpets and a majority of home owners say they will use us again. I look forward to a rewarding career that not only satisfies our customer’s but is good for the enviroment.

    Don Rust
    Oxi Fresh of Metro Atlanta

  • http://www.oxifresh.com Jordan

    Wow. I know that these comments were posted a while ago, but that’s still quite an outpouring of support for
    Oxi Fresh
    and Jonathan Barnett. I also wanted to say how much I love working for this company. We’re really offering a revolutionary product that can have a positive impact on the environment, and I hope to see Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning continue to grow and advance as a company by providing thorough, green carpet cleaning.

  • http://www.oxifresh.com Jordan

    Those are all great points about what Oxi Fresh can do for consumers, Don. Our powerful cleaning system does a great job at breaking up dirt and stains, making them easy to remove and thus saving our customers a lot of worry and stress. Of course, we can’t forget about the other things that make Oxi Fresh great – like the fact that Oxi Fresh schedules for specific times rather than windows.
    A lot of cleaners book for a window time, something like “between 2:00 and 4:00,” and that’s really inconvenient. It ties up large chunks of the person’s day and makes carpet cleaning a hassle. Oxi Fresh instead books for a specific time that meets our customers needs. That way, the carpet cleaning is scheduled around their day, and not the day around their carpet cleaning.

  • http://www.oxifresh.com Jordan

    That’s very true, Rob, especially when you consider that we don’t have to leave our machines running during a job to pump water in and out of the home. A lot of steam cleaners have to leave their cars on in order to do that, and it ends up wasting a considerable amount of fuel and ends up causing more pollution. Oxi Fresh’s energy efficient system doesn’t need a car running – just a wall outlet. It’s a lot better isn’t it?

  • http://www.oxifresh.com Jordan

    That’s great to hear Brian. I love how Oxi Fresh franchises give owners the opportunity to control their future, rather than being controlled by it. The ability to gain financial freedom via Oxi Fresh can translate into more time to spend with friends, family, or projects that you may have lined up. It’s a business that you can control, rather than just one that controls you.

  • Ryan

    After reading the comments below from Oxi Fresh’s franchisees, its no surprise why Oxi Fresh is so successful. It’s franchisees truly believe in the system and products. And get this, they actually work! I really like the fact that Oxi Fresh is trying to do their part for the environment. I wish more companies took this approach.